Vauxhall is to reveal a striking
concept with ‘production potential’ at this month’s Frankfurt show that
could revolutionise urban transport, especially for younger drivers and
those on a very tight budget.
A battery-powered electric vehicle, the
low, rakish concept will be highly affordable, have a 60-mile range and
be capable of 75mph, 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.
Inspired by the Ampera, the concept has
the potential to create a new class of light-weight, zero-emissions
electric vehicles in the UK and Europe.