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Citroen E-MEHARI revealed, quirky new electric SUV

December 8, 2015

Citroen has unveiled an undeniably eye-catching latest model, called the E-MEHARI. It’s a tribute to the E-MEHARI of the 1960s.

Citroen E-MEHARI-

Citroen teamed with French investment group and electric car maker Bolloré, responsible for the Bluesummer, the world’s first all-electric convertible, to come up with the unique open-top SUV.

The E-MEHARI is based on the Bluesummer’s platform, but features distinct Citroen styling carried over from the Cactus M concept car.

The four-seater convertible features a thermoformed plastic body, an easily-removable roof, silver windscreen pillars, plastic body cladding and alloy wheels. Inside, the rear bench seat folds flat, with the option of either beige or orange/red waterproof plastic upholstery.

Propulsion comes from a 30kWh battery pack, driving a 50kW electric motor that takes the little crossover up to speeds of 110km/h. It also offers a range of over 200km on a single charge.

Oncee depleted, the battery pack takes around eight hours to fully recharged from a 16-amp socket, or 13 hours using a 10-amp system.

Production is expected to begin in spring next year, at PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s plant in France.

 

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.