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Citroën, the renowned French automaker, has initiated the export of electric vehicles manufactured in India.

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French automaker Citroën has announced the initiation of exports of locally manufactured Ë-C3 electric vehicles to international markets, marking a significant milestone as the first multinational car manufacturer in India to achieve this feat. This move aligns with Citroën’s global ambitions of democratizing electric mobility and promoting sustainable transportation options.

Aditya Jairaj, CEO & MD of Stellantis India, expressed pride in India’s role as a strategic market and a key sourcing hub within the Stellantis group. The commencement of exporting the versatile ‘Made-In-India Citroën ë-C3’ electric vehicle underscores the country’s engineering and development capabilities. Stellantis remains committed to fostering growth in India while advancing sustainable mobility initiatives and showcasing India’s manufacturing prowess on the world stage.

Flagging off the first 500 units of Citroën ë-C3 to Indonesia, Lise Talbot Barré, Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai, emphasized the significance of the ‘Make in India’ initiative and the strong industrial cooperation between India and France. She highlighted the shared commitment to achieving cleaner mobility globally and commended the success of the Citroën e-C3 in the Indian market.

Barré noted that Stellantis’s focus on exporting its “Make in India” electric vehicles primarily to ASEAN countries aligns with the Indo-French partnership’s goal of delivering cleaner mobility solutions at affordable prices. This endeavor contributes to the development of an open, inclusive, and sustainably developed Indo-Pacific region, as outlined in the Indo-French roadmap for the Indo-Pacific signed last year.

Citroën’s export of the Ë-C3 from India underscores its manufacturing and engineering capabilities while significantly contributing to India’s efforts to establish a sustainable and globally competitive EV manufacturing ecosystem. In addition to the Ë-C3, Citroën began exporting the C3 to ASEAN and African markets last year.

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