Opel RAK e concept unveiled in Frankfurt [video]

Opel and Vauxhall introduced the new e RAK concept in Frankfurt. It has a 5 kWh battery and a 50 PS (36.5 kW / 49 hp) electric motor.

Opel and Vauxhall introduced the new RAK e concept in Frankfurt.

Designed to open a "new chapter in electric mobility," the two-seat prototype has a steel space-frame, a glider-like canopy and a "recyclable synthetic" body.

A 5 kWh battery powers a 50 PS (36.5 kW / 49 hp) electric motor which enables the 380 kg (838 lb) concept to hit an estimated top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). Furthermore, the RAK e can travel up to 100 km (62 miles) for as little as €1 ($1.39 / £0.87).

Hinting at the possibly of production, Opel said they could limit the top speed to 45 km/h (28 mph) which would allow people as young as 16 to drive, albeit very slowly.

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Motor show Frankfurt Motor Show
Automaker Opel
Article type Electric Vehicle
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