Citroen Oli concept is a quirky take on sustainable mobility
Citroen has taken the wraps off its newest concept vehicle, the Oli. The EV is based on the Ami all-electric hatchback and showcases the brand's future design philosophy. The French carmaker describes the vehicle as a "working platform" and a "multi-purpose electric device," as it can be used to charge various electrical equipment or even as a backup power source.
Why does this story matter?
- With the focus shifting toward green mobility solutions, almost every automaker is planning to join the revolution by introducing either Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).
- Citroen has taken sustainability to a new level with the use of 100% recycled materials in its Oli concept.
- The brand is essentially laying the foundation for lightweight and affordable EVs in the future.
The car has a vertical windscreen and silvered skid plates
The Citroen Oli concept EV has a quirky design language and flaunts a clamshell bonnet with air scoops, a closed-off grille with the brand's new logo, LED headlights, silvered skid plates, a sloping roofline, and a vertical windscreen. On the sides, the EV is flanked by ORVMs, roof rails, flared wheel arches, and designer wheels. Wrap-around LED taillights are available at the rear end.
It promises a range of up to 400km per charge
The Oli concept has vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-load (V2L) capabilities. It is powered by an electric motor linked to a 40kWh battery pack. The setup delivers a claimed range of up to 400km on a single charge. The top speed is restricted to 110km/h.
The cabin is made using fully recycled materials
Inside, the Oli concept has a two-seater cabin made of 100% recycled materials. The minimalist dashboard houses a steering wheel and a central beam that gets an electrified rail with sliding USB sockets for electrical accessories. It also has a storage shelf made of 3D-printed thermoplastic featuring flexible "mushrooms" designed to hold objects like coffee cups. It skips the traditional infotainment panel.
Citroen Oli concept: Availability
The availability details will not be disclosed to the general public by Citroen, as the Oli is a concept vehicle. However, we expect the French carmaker to utilize the platform for future sustainable mobility solutions.