Like most electric cars, the e-C4 is supremely simple to operate. Just pick from park, reverse or drive on the neat selector on the centre console and you’re off. In terms of power output, Citroen quotes 134bhp and 194lb of torque and that’s adequate for doing the usual stuff.
It’ll get to 62mph in under ten seconds, which is brisk enough for most people doing most things, likewise, while the 93mph top speed is easily bettered by some rivals we live in a country with a 70mph limit. On the road it feels perkier and faster from a standstill than a petrol or diesel because of the way the electric motor makes torque from no rpm - it just surges forwards. You’ll not find it wanting then, unless, and this is unlikely, you’re trading down from something like a Tesla.
Rather than try to make the e-C4 exciting, Citroen has taken the interesting step of concentrating on comfort instead. The suspension set up has been tuned towards comfort, using what it calls ‘progressive hydraulic cushions’ that stay firm in the corners, and floppy on the bumps.
It works well enough, but anyone expecting the dramatically cosseting ride old Citroens used to provide will be disappointed. We were expecting a bit more to be honest, but it certainly has more comfort than some rivals.