Happy news awaits Opel fans much after the disappointment created by the abandonment of the Junior Mini. We have now got hint from the makers that the RAK e will be headed for production soon. The Opel RAK e was unwrapped at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show by GM. The company thinks RAK e is a very serious concept and that they see a prospect of it moving to production.
It is reckoned that a price tag of £9,000 (around $14,216) including England’s massive Value Added Tax would come along.
Momentum for the RAK e is offered from a 49-horsepower electric motor that draws power from a 5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a peak power output of 36.5 kW/49 hp.
The RAK e has a respectable range of 62 miles (100 km) and operating costs of one Euro per 100 kilometers ($2.19 per 100 miles). It weighs around 380 kg (838 lbs), which is about one third the weight of a modern small car.
RAK e is believed to have been made by with production in mind. We guess the new RAK e could easily fill in the gap created by Opel’s recently-abandoned plug-in edition of the Junior Mini, which was anticipated to arrive 2013. The car was dropped citing excessively high costs.
We are now excited with the RAK e almost crossing the production barrier. However, we guess it would take a while before the electric car drives into US terrain. Watch this space.
In the meanwhile, here are some more pictures of the concept car.
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