Electric startup ELI presents the Zero electric city vehicle in time for CES image

On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – quickly becoming a mainstream venue for the automotive industry, both traditional and new – a new startup has released the first images and information about a new – and tiny – electric car.

The Eli ZERO is about the same size as a Renault Twizy, apparently, but is more practical because it has fixed doors and windows. The exact dimensions have not been released just yet, but it does seem way smaller than a Smart ForTwo – so we imagine it will represent a great alternative for people living in large and crowded metro areas. The front is dominated by a small grille and compact headlights with LED daytime running lights – and the largest element is by far the windshield, which seamlessly joins with the roof.

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“We believe Eli introduces an advanced, yet simple product that will fundamentally shift how we engage with urban fabrics. Smaller, simpler and friendlier, Eli ZERO is the ultimate two seater mobility device for agile daily movement. Eli ZERO reimagines the NEV and addresses the dynamic transportation demands of modern cities and towns by offering a versatile driving solution for both urban and suburban neighborhoods,” commented the company. We’re now expecting the 2017 edition of CES to kick off to find out more about this tiny little commuter – especially aspects such as recharging times and batter capacity/range.