Citroën is assembling a collection of some of its most pioneering vehicles, including the C4, 2 CV, CX and Concept 10, for the Rétromobile Show 2023, held in Paris from 1-5 February. Visitors to the Citroën stand will be able to see vehicles representing the brand’s guiding principles of bold styling, technology and lightness, including the Oli concept electric car which will make its public debut following its reveal in September.
Inspired by Citroën’s C10 concept from 1956, Oli is an embodiment of Citroën’s new design direction and innovative take on the future of mobility. It offers electrically powered family transport that is affordable, light, versatile and tackles society’s challenges.
Incorporating recycled and recyclable materials, Oli is designed to improve longevity, reliability and affordability, whilst demonstrating Citroën’s innovations including “mesh” seat backs, which require 80 per cent fewer parts than traditional seats.
The bonnet, roof and boot floor panels, all of which are made from extremely strong recycled honeycomb cardboard are also impressive as they can support a person’s weight. With this drive for weight reduction, the Oli weighs 1000kg, allowing it to achieve a range of 248 miles from a 40kWh battery. Oli introduces a new interpretation of Citroën’s signature chevron logo, as well as a new, vivid signature colour – infrared.
The Oli concept follows the launch of Citroën’s Ami 100% ëlectric, My Ami Cargo its light goods variant and the limited edition My Ami Buggy. All are small, practical, affordable and fun city electric cars.