Frankfurt Live: Opel / Vauxhall unveiled RAK e Concept image

Wanting a piece of the cake earned by urban concept cars made by Volkswagen or Audi, Opel is entering the big game with its own two-seat version named RAK e. The German concept wants to be an electric accessible vehicle which represents the company’s vision on the future and what event was best for unveiling it than the Frankfurt Motor Show.

According to Opel, the RAK e Concept will revolutionize the urban transport, especially for its young drivers and for those who have a small budget. The automaker says that the RAK e is a full electric vehicle powered by an electric motor able to deliver a peak of 49 PS and 14 PS of continuous power from its 5 kWh battery which at full charge offers 60 miles range, allowing the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 13 seconds, with a top speed of 75 mph.

Being a full electric vehicle, the RAK e Concept has zero CO2 emissions and the Germans are bragging that for only one euro you can travel 100 km. The urban vehicle weighs only 380 kg and has a 5.5 meter turning circle, being made on a steel spaceframe chassis out of conventional synthetic materials.

Its two-seat cockpit, laid in a 1+1 tandem configuration (passenger directly behind driver) is covered by a canopy and for easy access the front seat, steering column and armrests tilt forward with the “help” of a Smartphone.