Gallery: One Euro Car: Opel Unveils Electric City Car Before Frankfurt ...

 

The Frankfurt Motor Show hasn’t even begun, but this already appears to be the year of the electric city car concept, with multiple futuristic offerings from Audi and Volkswagen, and now Opel. The German GM brand will bring this One Euro Car electric city car concept to the show next week, to explore the company’s “pioneering role in alternative propulsion systems.” What do we know so far?

The Opel One Euro Car is a two-seater electric vehicle. Its name was inspired by the fact that the car can travel 100 kilometers for one Euro ($1.41 US). The company has wisely focused on running costs, which is an overlooked but important aspect of promoting adoption of plug-in vehicles. We also know the One Euro Car is one-third the weight of most subcompact cars and maxes out at 75 miles per hour. Unlike previous city car concepts, this one might actually be feasible for production, and Opel says it would be affordable. Time will tell, but we’re loving the fact that so many automakers are considering downsizing vehicles as a way toward a sustainable future.

+ Opel

Via AutoBlog Green

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  1. msyin September 10, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I would like the cars to be truly affordable, (under $35,000) as well as exciting in the design department, instead of out of the reach of many and only appealing to a few. There are lots of choices coming down the pike, though some are a bit too anime or organic for the majority of buyers, I do like that they won’t all look like every other car on the market now or like those in its class.

  2. caeman September 9, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Just think how futuristic the modern would would become if all of these makers started production tomorrow of these city cars.

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