Your Beach House Will Be Complete With Citroen’s New E-Mehari EV Buggy
Citroen’s collaboration with French investment and industrial holding group Bolloré has spawned its first vehicle
Citroen’s collaboration with French investment and industrial holding group Bolloré has spawned its first vehicle, an electric buggy called E-Mehari, set to go on sale in 2016. It promises 200 km / 124 miles range, thanks to a 30 kWh battery pack, and a top speed of 110 km/h or 68 mph.
Its styling is evidently reminiscent of the Cactus Mehari concept, but its proportions are different as the E-Mehari is much smaller than the production crossover-based design study.
Seating for four is provided, and the rear bench can be folded to make extra room for cargo carrying duties - it looks like it could make for a perfect pizza delivery vehicle too, aside from its main attraction as being the perfect motorized, electrified accessory to compliment your seaside manor garage.
The automaker says the E-Mehari is fit for crossing rough terrain thanks to its raised suspension. Its off-road credentials are boosted further thanks to the molded plastic body whose panels can easily be replaced if you, say, damage them on a rock...
It also won’t rust and should withstand minor parking lot dings without necessitating a panel swap. Washing it should be no problem, as both interior and exterior can be hosed down without any additional preparation.
If not excessively priced, this could become popular thanks to its decent range, practical nature, cute yet recognizable Citroen styling that’s built upon by Bolloré experience in making such pint-sized city EVs.