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Tata Punch EV vs Citroen eC3: Which EV Makes More Sense?

The Punch EV (officially called Punch.ev) is the latest addition to Tata Motors’ pure electric vehicle lineup. This new EV in the Indian market can be seen as a close alternative to the Citroen eC3. So, let’s compare how these two EVs stack up against each other.


ParametersCitroen eC3Tata Punch.ev
Length3891 mm3857 mm
Width1733 mm1742 mm
Height1604 mm1633 mm
Wheelbase2540 mm2445 mm
Ground Clearance190 mm
Boot Space315 litres366 litres (+14L frunk)
Tata Punch EV vs Citroen eC3: Dimensions

The eC3 is marginally longer than the Punch EV. Nevertheless, the Tata SUV excels in terms of greater width and height, providing distinct advantages for interior space. Furthermore, as it is built on an EV-dedicated platform (Acti.ev), the Punch EV also offers a 14-litre storage space under the hood (frunk), a feature not present in the eC3.

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Citroen eC3 specifications and price


ParametersCitroen eC3Tata Punch.ev
Standard RangeLong Range
Max Power57PS82PS122PS
Peak Torque143Nm114Nm190Nm
Battery Pack29.2 kWh25 kWh35 kWh
Top Speed107 kmph110 kmph140 kmph
Claimed Range320 km315 km421 km
Charging Time10-80% in 57 mins via 50 kW DC fast charger

10-100% in 10.3 hrs via 15Amp AC Home Charger
10-80% in 56 mins via 50 kW DC fast charger

10-100% in 3.6 hrs via 7.2 kW AC Home Charger

10-100% in 9.4 hrs via 3.3 kW AC Home Charger
10-80% in 56 mins (ia 50 kW DC fast charger

10-100% in 5 hrs via 7.2 kW AC Home Charger

10-100% in 13.5 hrs via 3.3 kW AC Home Charger
Tata Punch EV vs Citroen eC3: Range, Battery and Specs Comparison
  • While Tata offers the Punch.ev in two range options, the Citroen eC3 comes with a sole 29.2kWh battery pack, which claims slightly more range than Punch’s Standard version.
  • Both range options of the Tata Punch.ev offer better power output and have a higher top speed than the eC3.
  • Regarding charging, the Punch EV and eC3 share identical charging times when using a 50 kW DC fast charger. However, with the 3.3 kW charger, both the eC3 and Punch STD range options require approximately 10 hours of charging time. Additionally, the Punch.ev offers an optional 7.2 kW AC home charger for an additional cost of Rs 50,000.


Tata Punch EV vs Citroen C3 EV
CommonAdditional Features In Tata Punch.evAdditional Features In Citroen eC3

Fog lamps

Alloy wheels

Touchscreen infotainment system

Wireless Android Auto And Apple

Connected car tech

Height-adjustable driver seat

Power adjustable side mirrors

Tilt-adjustable steering

Multi-functional steering wheel

Keyless entry

Dual-front airbags

ABS with EBD

Rear parking sensors with camera

Rear defogger, wiper & washer

Regenerative braking
Automatic LED headlamps

LED fog lamp units with cornering function

Rain-sensing wipers

Digital instrument cluster

Wireless smartphone charger

Automatic climate control

Cruise control

Ventilated front seats

Air purifier

Leather seats

Auto-fold ORVMs

Push button start/stop

Illuminated cooled glovebox

Electric sunroof (optional)

Mood lights

Rear armrest with cup holders

Paddle shifters for multi-level regen

2 Drive modes – City/Sport

Hill hold assist

Electronic parking brakes with auto-hold

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ISOFIX child seat anchors

Tyre pressure monitoring

Side and curtain airbags (total 6 airbags)

360-degree camera with blind-view monitor
One-touch auto-down function for all 4 power windows

Fabric seats

Semi-digital instrument cluster
Tata Punch EV vs Citroen eC3: Features

The Tata Punch.ev surpasses the Citroen eC3 in both comfort and safety departments. In fact, it even offers some features from a higher segment.

Also Read: Tata Punch.ev All Variants Explained – Price, Features

Citroen eC3 bookings and test drives


Citroen eC3Tata Punch.ev
Live – Rs 11.61 lakhSmart – Rs 10.99 lakh
Feel – Rs 12.70 lakhSmart+ – Rs 11.49 lakh
Feel Vibe Pack – Rs 12.85 lakhAdventure – Rs 11.99 lakh
Feel Dual Tone Vibe Pack – Rs 13 lakhEmpowered – Rs 12.79 lakh
Adventure LR – Rs 12.99 lakh
Empowered+ – Rs 13.29 lakh
Empowered LR – Rs 13.99 lakh
Empowered+ LR – Rs 14.49 lakh
Tata Punch EV vs Citroen eC3: Price Comparison

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Tata Punch EV vs Citroen eC3 price comparison

Which EV Should You Buy?

The Tata Punch.ev stands out as a more value-for-money offering than the Citroen eC3. Priced at Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the base variant of the Punch.ev is Rs 62,000 more affordable than the base variant of the eC3. And despite that, it gets features like LED headlamps, a cooled glovebox, automatic AC, an air purifier, six airbags, ESC, tyre pressure monitor, hill hold, City & Sport driving modes and multi-mode regenerative braking. Surprisingly, these features are not available even in the top-spec variant of the Citroen eC3, priced at Rs 13 lakh.

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