Meet the e.Go Life, a 100pc electric city car from Germany

The e.GO Life is expected to go into production from spring 2018. — AFP pic
The e.GO Life is expected to go into production from spring 2018. — AFP pic

BERLIN, May 18 — A compact German runaround with a budget price tag could be the latest addition to the growing selection of small electric city cars. The e.Go Life is billed as a four-seater vehicle with a small electric motor that’s perfectly suited to urban driving.

The price is announced at €15,900 (RM76,739.97) (excluding government incentives that may apply).

Rather than shaking up the market or pursuing exceptional performances, the aim of electric car startup e.GO Mobile is to design and manufacture a 100 per cent electric car at a price attractive enough to interest a wide range of users.

In its basic version, the e.GO Life will have a 22kW electric motor powered by a 14.4kWh battery, promising a range of up to 130km, ideal for city-based usage. An alternative version, with a 19.2kWh battery and a range of up to 170km, is also on the cards. The manufacturer announces a modest acceleration of 0 to 50km/h in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 104km/h.

The e.GO Life starts at €15,900 for the basic version. In comparison, the Bolloré Bluecar currently sells for €18,300, the Nissan Leaf starts at €20,000 and the Renault ZOE starts from €23,700.

Production is expected to start in spring 2018.

Like Tesla with its upcoming Model 3, e.GO Mobile is asking buyers for a €1,000 deposit to preorder their car. — AFP-Relaxnews

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