This electric Citroën 2CV can travel 250 km and charge on a Tesla terminal!

Two start-ups have created an electric Citroën 2CV which displays a very interesting autonomy. This retrofit allows this collector to recharge on all fast terminals, including Tesla Superchargers.

It was the Dutch firm 2cvGarage that developed this retrofit, further modifying the platform. Where other conversions integrate a powertrain into an existing chassis, this retrofit takes it a step further.

On its first electric ‘Deudeuche’, 2cvGarage had placed the battery in place of the tank and the spare wheel. On this new iteration, the company has managed to integrate it into the chassis. Indeed, the base of the 2CV is hollow, and this made it possible to slip in a larger battery pack.

This LFP, lithium-iron-phosphate battery pack limits weight gain while gaining autonomy. It was with the assistance of a battery manufacturer that 2cvGarage was able to integrate this very compact pack into the chassis. It adds 200 kilos to the total weight of the car.

Most batteries sit on the bottom, while a pack sits a little higher on the back, where the reservoir is. This allows for a lower and more centered center of gravity, compared to the old layout.

Three battery capacities in the catalog

2cvGarage offers the 2cvE with three battery capacities, and interesting autonomy. The first pack of 27 kWh allows you to travel up to 190 km on a single charge.

A second pack allows, thanks to its capacity of 32 kWh, to travel 220 kilometers. Finally, the largest of the three packs offers a capacity of 37 kWh, allowing a range of 250 kilometers.

According to 2cvGarage, it takes 20 minutes to recover a third of the car’s autonomy, in fast charge. Indeed, the 2cvE has a Combo CCS socket, which allows it to use fast terminals, including Tesla Superchargers.

In addition, it is EVcreate, another Dutch company, which designed the software aspect of this electric 2CV. 2cvGarage explains that this car can drive on all roads, including the highway.

However, at 125 km/h, consumption is 50% higher, and it is advisable not to exceed 100 km/h. It is under these conditions that it can offer its maximum autonomy.

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