Romet 4E NEV Low Cost Prototype Unveiled
Of course, information about the project are at the moment limited, so we can’t say what exactly will this Polish prototype pack in terms of safety, infotainment or technical features. However, judging by its looks, it will certainly aim for the young customer segment, aged between 21-25.
The company envisions the 4E vehicles as fitting between its two-wheeled, gasoline-powered vehicles and conventional motorcars. Weighing just 769 pounds (349 kg) without batteries, the Romet 4E is reportedly extremely small, yet capable, ongreen.com reports.
The 4E is powered by a pair of BLDC motors with total power of about 4 kW, and is powered by a Li-ion or lead-acid battery pack, with a capacity of about 10 kWh. Top speed is 45 km/h (28 mph) with a range of about 100 km (62 miles).
If the company is really going for the production of this car, the 4E may go come to the world in 2011, mainly as a mode of transportation in highly congested urban centers in Western European markets.
With a projected price tag of only EUR6,000-7,000 ($8,400 - $9,800 at the current exchange rate), the Romet 4E could only come in a limited production run. The cost to operate the 4E is estimated in Europe at EUR5 ($7) per 100 km.
The Romet 4E NEV will likely compete against the Tazzari Zero, launched in early 2010 with a price tag of EUR18,000 (approx. $25,300).