The Audi Urban Concept hasn’t out yet, but already it has some competition waiting, and that is the ultra-compact car from Opel.
The Opel ultra-compact concept is a two-seater with similar design to a motorcycle, but this model has four wheels instead. Powering the ultra-compact car is an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack, which provides a driving range up to 60 miles and a top speed of 75 mph.
According to Opel, the ultra-compact electric car “could revolutionize urban transport, especially for younger drivers and those on a very tight budget.” Even though the unnamed ultra-compact model is just in a concept stage, Opel states that it “has production potential”.
The Opel ultra-compact concept will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 13th. We’ll have more details coming up, so stay tuned.
The Opel Concept car made its debut today at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, and has just released official details on the ultra-compact car. The all-new battery-powered electric car now known as the “RAK” can travel up 61 miles on a single charge with its 5 kWh battery. When battery power is depleted, it can be charged to full in about three hours.
The lightweight RAK concept a two-seater, and it is built on a steel space-frame structure beneath a skin of conventional synthetic material. It weighs in at 838 pounds. Power comes from a motor that generates about 49 horsepower (36.5kW) at peak and with 14 horsepower (10.5kW) continuously.