Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Opel/Vauxhall RAK

Opel/Vauxhall has released images of the RAK e concept prior to its unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show next week. Billed as a car that ‘could revolutionize urban transport', it's clear that the company is thinking along similar lines to Volkswagen (Nils) and Audi (Urban Concept). Frankfurt's shaping up to offer a feast of these new single or tandem seat concept vehicles that conceptually sit in between a scooter and a small car.

The RAK e is a two-seat, battery-powered electric vehicle that has been inspired by Opel/Vauxhall's range-extended electric car, the Ampera. It is capable of a 60-mile range and a top speed of 75mph. The company is promoting the vehicle as offering a fun driving experience, thanks to the tandem seat arrangement and low curb weight (said to be around one-third of that of an average small car).

Opel/Vauxhall is still being tight-lipped about the vehicle at present, but says that further details will be revealed when the vehicle is revealed at the Frankfurt show next Tuesday.

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