Citroen has taken the wraps off the new E-MEHARI.

Citroen has taken the wraps off the new E-MEHARI.

Previewed by the Cactus M concept, the E-MEHARI was jointly developed with the Bolloré Group and is based on the Bolloré Bluesummer convertible.  Despite this, the model is instantly recognizable as a Citroen as it features a Cactus-inspired front fascia, plastic body cladding, and familiar alloy wheels.  The four-seat convertible also has a silver windscreen, a thermoformed plastic body, and a removable roof.

Citroen didn't have much to say about the interior but customers can order beige or orange-red upholstery.  The model also has a folding rear bench seat and plastic-coated fabric that is waterproof.

Motivation is provided by a 30 kWh battery and an electric motor that develops 67 bhp (68 PS / 50 kW). It enables the car to hit a top speed of 68 mph (110 km/h) and travel up to 124 miles (200 km) on a single charge.  When the battery is depleted, it can be fully recharged in eight hours with a 16A socket or 13 hours with a 10A socket.

The Citroen E-MEHARI will be built at the PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in France and the model is slated to be launched next spring.

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