Opel / Vauxhall Rak E Concept might enter production image

After presenting the Rak E Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Opel / Vauxhall officials are thinking whether or not the vehicle should enter production but rumors say that a version of the urban car might be sold for about 9.000 British pounds.

According to Autocar, the Vauxhall-Opel boss Nick Reilly says that the Rak E is a “very serious concept”. “We want to show it to a few governments and see if they’re serious about EVs”, said Reilly.

The German Rak E Concept wants to be an electric accessible vehicle that will represent the company’s vision on the future. Being a full electric vehicle, the concept is powered by an electric motor which is able to deliver a peak of 49 PS and 14 PS of continuous power from its 5 kWh battery which offers 60 miles range at full charge.

With its zero emissions of CO2, the Rak E can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 13 seconds, hitting a top speed of 75 mph and the German automaker says that you can travel 100 kilometers for only one euro.

The Rak E name comes from the Opel Rak 2 driven by Adam Opel’s grandson, Fritz, back in 1928, which was rocket-propelled, but the “E” in this case stands for “electric”.