The Citroen Oli was built entirely without using fossil fuels, all recyclable materials were employed, and the utmost weight minimization was achieved. Citroen's experts believe it will set the standard for future generations of family automobiles. It aims to have a lot of space inside, move entirely on electric power, and use recyclable materials as much as possible.
A concept car inspired by the Citroen Ami's approach to mobility, this vehicle aims to make the most of the advantages afforded by its electric powertrain by keeping its weight down to under 1,000 kilograms through careful material selection. This allows for a possible maximum range of 400 kilometers. One more perk is that it can be charged from zero to 80 percent in just 23 minutes. The flat honeycomb cardboard panels that make up the hood, roof, and cargo space are just one example of Citroen Oli's recyclable and adaptable components.
The Citroen Oli electric car is more than just a "concept car." It's a research platform for developing practical and environmentally friendly solutions to the problems that prevent flexible electric transportation from becoming a reality. Despite the "zero emissions" moniker, this concept bucks the trend of making large, sophisticated, and expensive vehicles with a family vocation.
The present Citroen Ami served as the inspiration for the Citroen Oli [all-e]. Extensive architectural and material technology research has gone into creating this mobility item, building on the discoveries of concept cars like the Citroen C-Cactus, unveiled in 2007.
The Citroen Oli electric car was designed to maximize efficiency, maximize longevity, minimize the vehicle's carbon footprint, and contribute to the circular economy by using recycled and recyclable materials. Weighting in at less than 1,000 kilograms and using no more than 10-kilowatt hours per 100 kilometers traveled (or 110 kilometers per hour top speed), these stringent specifications are reflected in the odometer and scale, respectively. Improvements have also been made in other areas, such as the battery charging time, which goes from 20% to 80% in just 23 minutes.
The Citroen Oli electric car design prioritized use over form, focusing on recycling, personalization, and the ability to swap out parts to create a distinct appearance. Lightweight and aesthetically consistent materials are used for critical components, including the doors, bumpers, and protective moldings. Honeycomb cardboard forms the flat panels on the hood, roof, and cargo compartment. The wheels combine steel and aluminum, and the cabin has opted for convenience and efficiency. The mesh chairs are ergonomically designed to be like those seen in offices, and the floor can be wiped clean with little effort.
A powered rail with USB ports allows for easy accessorization. It may be plugged into various equipment to provide electricity, including a coffee maker. A lighter air conditioning unit is possible thanks to two direct air vents in front of the driver and passenger. Vincent Cobée, the general manager of Citroen, has said, "Oli examines fields as broad as materials, comfort, recyclability, and the efficiency of electric mobility, bringing new possibilities that we will be able to witness in future launches of the brand."