Eli Zero: New electric dwarf for the city

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I n urban mobility, the electric car should play a major role in the future , The electric car startup Eli is sure of this and is immediately adding the corresponding product. Three years ago Eli presented the Eli Zero at the CES in Las Vegas. An ultra-compact two-seater with a purely electric drive. Now they come out with further information.

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Eli Zero comes as a two-seater for the city

At first glance, the Eli Zero is very reminiscent of a Renault Twizy, but can be found in the Zero two passengers side by side. There is also a fixed rear window and solid glass doors. The further design could be based on inspiration from the Smart Fortwo. A glass roof creates an airy ambience.

Compared to the French, the American is even a little more compact. It is 2.25 meters long, 1.38 meters wide, 1.57 meters high and has a wheelbase of 1.60 meters (Twizy: 2.34 m, 1.38 m, 1.45 m and 1.69 m ). The turning circle of the Eli is 7.01 meters.

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LED headlights provide a clear view at night.

Fast between 40 and 45 km /h

The small Stromer with its ground clearance of 13.5 centimeters is available in three different versions with two different lithium-ion battery sizes. The basic version Eli Zero Light and the Eli Zero (both on 12 inch) have a 5.8, the Eli Zero Plus (on 13 inch) has an 8 kilowatt hour battery. These ensure a range of 80 or 113 kilometers. The charging times at a conventional socket are 2.5 and 3.5 hours.

The power of the drive motor is 4 kilowatts, i.e. 5.4 HP, the maximum speed of both versions between 40 and 45 kilometers per hour . Why in between? The technical data reads 40 km /h for the US market and 45 km /h for Europe. The trunk of the rear-wheel drive vehicle holds 160 liters of luggage.

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The Eli Zero be fast.

No safety assistant

In terms of safety assistant, the Eli Zero, available in two colors, is rather poor equipped. In addition to seat belts, a rear camera and parking sensors, as well as the mandatory sound generator for driving at low speeds, there is nothing on board. The headlights use LED technology and the sunroof can be darkened manually. In the interior, there is air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity with a seven-inch infotainment screen. The seats are made of vegan leather. A trailer coupling is not available.


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