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.