Japanese oil companies invest in a budget city electric carFebruary 18, 2021
Japanese oil concern Idemitzu Kosan has unveiled a subcompact city electric car, developed in collaboration with Tajima Motor Corporation. The car was created within the framework of the Idemitzu Tajima EV project, it is planned for serial production – for Idemitzu Kosan this is a way to diversify its business.
As it became known to the edition speedme.ru, the overall dimensions of the new siticar Tajima are 2495x1295x1765 mm, respectively. With such a small size, the car’s interior is designed for four people. The machine is equipped with a 15 kW (20 hp) electric motor, the maximum speed is 60 km / h. The motor is powered by a battery with a capacity of 10 kW / h, the charging time from the household network from zero to 100% is 8 hours. What’s interesting: with a length less than the Oka, the body of the electric car is four-door.
Idemitzu Kosan and Tajima suggest that their joint creation will be in demand in the Japanese province among older people who prefer such a car to a moped or bicycle. The potential demand for an electric car is estimated at a million units per year..
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