Vijay Pattni08 September 2011

Vauxhall’s electric city car concept

Two-seat concept has “production potential’ to revolutionise city transport for young ‘uns

Vauxhall

This is the Vauxhall...erm, thing. It hasn't got a proper name yet. We shall tentatively call it the Vauxhall Fantastical Electric City Car Concept That Might Make It Into Production At Some Point But Probably Not Very Soon.

It's a two-seat urban runabout "inspired by the Ampera". Both those seats are in tandem, and the battery-powered, erm, thing, will have a 60-mile range and a top speed of 75mph. No drivetrain details have been released, but the Ampera runs a petrol engine to recharge the batteries and power the electric motor.

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It's also mooted to weigh roughly "a third of a small modern car", putting it at just over 300kg if we take a 1,070kg Corsa as a guide. That's light. Vauxhall also claims its got "production potential"...

The 'Thing' is aimed at younger drivers and "those on a very tight budget", and we'll get further details when it hits the floor at next week's Frankfurt motor show.

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