The Germans presented a small electric car with a battery on the roof

The Germans presented a small electric car with a battery on the roof

August 19, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Despite its very compact size, the car is capable of driving 360 kilometers, which are quite good for the class.

The ACM company presented a small city electric car City One, it received an interesting feature in the form of replaceable batteries, the number of which can be varied independently.

The car looks very spartan. Unpretentious panels, and not particularly catchy exterior are trying to hint that this car was created in conditions when simplicity and cheapness of the design were highlighted. Nevertheless, the machine turned out to be very functional, with a length of 3.6 meters, it can accommodate 400 liters of payload. And that’s not all, since the interior is able to transform and increase the interior space to a volume of 1,450 liters.

In fact, the electric car is a thoroughly modified ACM City concept, which was presented in 2019. Then the model weighed only 550 kilograms, and its batteries were located in the luggage compartment. The company took into account the weaknesses of the previous design and created a larger electric vehicle weighing 950 kilograms. The main feature was the location of the batteries under the boot floor, while each cell can be removed independently. Optionally, you can install an additional City One on the roof.

Interestingly, the total capacity is only 10 kW * h, which, according to the developers, will allow it to travel up to 240 kilometers. And with an additional battery on the roof, the capacity increases by another 5 kWh and adds 120 km of range, thus not inferior in this indicator to the electric version of the Opel Corsa. The maximum speed is 110 km / h.

ACM City One is due to enter series production at Magna facilities in 2024. Prices should range from 10 to 15 thousand euros.