Citroen has always been a brand that dares to be different, and its latest concept, the Citroen Oli, is no exception. The Citroen Oli is an electric pickup car that aims to prove that modern cars have become too big, heavy, and expensive and that you can do more with less.
The Citroen Oli was revealed last year in Paris as part of the brand's new identity and logo launch. The Citroen Oli is not just a design exercise but an "idea lab" for the future of Citroen's electric vehicles. It showcases some of the innovative features and technologies that could make it to production in the next decade.
The Citroen Oli is a compact-size vehicle that measures 4.2 meters long, 1.8 meters wide, and 1.6 meters high. It has a boxy shape with a vertical windshield and a pickup-style rear end with an open bed. The design is inspired by the original Citroen 2CV and the Jeep Willys, two iconic vehicles that were simple, versatile, and affordable.
The Citroen Oli is also designed to be sustainable and eco-friendly. It uses recycled materials such as cardboard, foam, and plastic for its body panels, roof, and interior. It also has a lightweight structure that weighs only 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs), which helps to reduce energy consumption and increase range.
The Citroen Oli is powered by a 40 kWh battery that delivers up to 400 km (250 miles) of range on a single charge. It has a consumption of 10 kWh per 100 km, which is the best in class, according to Citroen. It also has a top speed of 110 km/h (70 mph), which is enough for urban driving.
The Citroen Oli is not only efficient but also practical and fun. It has four seats and a spacious cabin with minimalistic features. It has no infotainment system, but instead, it has a docking station for your smartphone and two portable speakers on the dashboard. It also has vehicle-to-load (V2L) technology, meaning it can power domestic devices or even an entire home with low-cost energy.
The Citroen Oli is a concept for now, but it could become a reality in the near future. Citroen says that it wants to make electric mobility accessible and desirable for everyone, and the Citroen Oli is a perfect example of that vision. The Citroen Oli is a quirky, clever electric pickup truck that challenges the status quo and shows that less can be more.