VAUXHALL OPEL TO UNVEIL STRIKING & AFFORDABLE 2-SEAT ELECTRIC CAR AT IAA

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  • Radical-looking electric car concept ‘has production potential’
  • Low-cost to appeal to young/teenage drivers
  • 60-mile range
  • 75mph top speed

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Frankfurt Motor Show

– Vauxhall/Opel 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.

Opel Vauxhall

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.

Opel Vauxhall 2011

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 Vauxhall 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

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.