Citroën C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid drivers to get plug-in reminders


Drivers of Citroën 's C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid will now be notified by ‘Plug-in Reminders’ to help further optimise the efficiency of their Plug-in Hybrid vehicles.

The notifications, which come in the form of a messages on the touchscreen, has been designed to ensure that drivers can take full advantage of the vehicle in electric mode.

The combined petrol engine and electric motor produces CO2 of just 32-33g/km and fuel efficiency of up to 168mpg on a combined cycle (WLTP). When running exclusively on the 13.2kWh lithium-ion traction battery, C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid is capable of up to 34 miles per charge (WLTP) with zero tailpipe CO2 emissions.

Via its 7kW on-board charger, C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid can receive a full charge in less than two hours, when connected to a 7.4kW (32A) Wallbox or public charging point.

As part of the notification process, the customer’s specific usage is taken into consideration. In the first instance, after five days and ten journeys have been made without the vehicle being plugged in, the software will issue one notification via the touchscreen per day. If the vehicle is not then plugged in after 30 days, the notification is then displayed twice per day whilst the vehicle is in use.

The update, which is being performed over the air, will benefit customers in the UK and France in the first instance, with a number of other European countries benefitting from the update from 01 December 2021.

Initially available on C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, PHEV notifications will also feature on New Citroën C5 X Hybrid when it comes to the UK in 2022.