Opel ultra-compact concept car without a name


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”.

TheĀ 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.

Update: 9/13/2011

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.