Opel has revealed their ‘RAK e’ urban electric car concept ahead of it’s debut at next week’s 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Opel is the latest carmaker to outline its future vision for affordable personal urban mobility. First Audi unveiled their Urban EV concepts, and then came Volkswagen’s Nils – a single-seater EV with the same open-wheeler formula.
Opel says that the RAK e Concept has ‘production potential’ that “could revolutionize urban transport, especially for younger drivers and those on a very tight budget.”
The Opel RAK e Concept will have a 60-mile (100km) range and be capable of 75mph (120 km/h), making even the odd motorway trip feasible.
“Yet despite its aesthetic appeal, the concept will be practical, affording two seats in a tandem layout, and its light weight – around a third of a small modern car’s – would allow it to be agile and fun to drive,” Opel said in a statement.
More details will be revealed at the Opel press conference at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 13.