Citron revealed its new brand identity and new logo through one of the most curious cars of recent years in the world of four wheels: it wasA design exercise that anticipates future solutions, but will not be for sale.
Citroen Olic was presented as “astonishing and” clever study of ideas One who challenges the status quo; A destination for versatile and fun all-electric mobility that improves the lives and lifestyles of all types of people. ,
Based on Abhinav Ami, it’s basically A small electric car with an unconventional shape Which strives to focus on functionality, efficiency and sustainability.
Ollie is not heavy or heavy, as it has a target weight, about 1,000 kgThis makes it much lighter than most comparable compact SUVs.
As a result, your mechanical 100% electrical It only requires a 40 kWh battery to provide a target range of up to 400 km, Its peak consumption of 10 kWh/100 kmh is realistic, by limiting the top speed to 110 km/h to maximize efficiency, and Charging from 20% to 80% is completed in 23 minutes,
For example, the seats are of simple construction and use up to 80% fewer parts than a traditional seat. they are made with repurposed goods And the mesh backrest design enhances the natural light inside the vehicle. In addition, they can be easily extended or adapted to suit the tastes of each owner.
by having Intelligent “vehicle to grid” function (V2G), Oli offers the possibility for its owner to earn money by storing excess energy from home solar panels and selling it to energy providers, as well as managing energy problems when demand or power outages peak. helps. in network.
Ollie’s unconventional lines and presence, which is particularly striking, exude “personality, practicality and positivity” (Citron says) in one Same size as a compact SUV 4.20 m long, 1.65 m high and 1.90 m wide.
Citron Oli: description of its construction
Its flat bonnet, roof and “tail box” panels, as well as allowing the car a unique bodywork, have been selected to meet the goals. Low weight, high strength and maximum durability,
These are manufactured in association with BASF from recycled corrugated cardboard With a honeycomb sandwich structure between fiberglass reinforcement panels. They are coated with Elastoflex polyurethane resin, which is covered with a tough, textured protective layer of elastocoat, often used on car park floors or loading ramps, and BASF’s RM Agillis water-based painted with paint.
The windshield is vertical because the distance between the top and bottom is shorter and less glass is needed, In addition to reducing weight and complexity, the smaller footprint makes it less expensive to produce or replace and reduce occupants’ exposure to the effects of the sun. It also helps reduce the energy demand that Oli’s simple air conditioning system puts on its battery by up to 17%.
reducing its complexity and simplifying manufacturing save 20% weight per door than the typical ones we’re used to in a compact family. Half the components are required and approximately 1.7 kg per door is saved by removing the loudspeaker, insulation material and electrical wiring.
Large horizontal windows sloping slightly towards the ground Help reduce the effects of the sunAnd simple manual window opening sections, similar to those used on the Ami, provide ventilation and fresh air.
narrow back door rear of vehicle open And use vertical glass to give more light and visibility to the rear passengers. The change in shape between the front and rear doors gave the opportunity to add a passive air intake that provided ventilation for the rear seat passengers.
How’s the new Citron logo
At the heart of the new brand identity is the evolution of Citron’s world-famous “double chevron” emblem – the tenth significant improvement of the Citron logo since the company’s founding in 1919 – and a wider, more prominent, contrasting and surrounded by a softer, more prominent, contrasting design. Vertical oval frame.
from mid 2023 This logo will progressively adorn future Citron production vehicles and prototypes.