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Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Small SUV
Production years: 2016, 2017, 2018

50 years after the release of the 60’s Mehari, Citroen revived the nameplate and attributed it to a convertible body with four seats and 100% electric operation.

One year before the E-Mehari was released, the Chevron presented a concept car - the Cactus M Concept, a cross between a C4 Cactus and the Mehari from the sixties. However, the new model had nothing to do with it.

In Paris, the Autolib public car-sharing service of electric cars offered the BlueCar vehicles, supplied by Vincent Bollore and designed by Pininfarina. Getting closer to the roots of the E-Mehari, the business man Vincent Bollore launched an electric beach vehicle based on his BlueCar, namely the BlueSummer.

An evolution of the Bollore BlueSummer, the E-Mehari was a good deal for both Citroen and Bollore, Citroen not needing to build the E-Mehari from scratch, taking only 8 months to design the convertible.

Aesthetically, the E-Mehari was not very different from the BlueSummer. With the wheel arches underlined with raw plastics and the raised ground clearance, the 4-seater gave a rather “buggy” spirit. The E-Mehari was a combination between a small SUV and a cabriolet with a modern and fun styling.

Inside, the Hawaiian print inspired by the upholstery found in the BlueSummer was unusual, with the seats covered in Neoprene, the same material used for wetsuits. It was waterproof and was easy to wash even under running water as it dried quickly.

The mechanical base was the same as the BlueSummer’s, with an electric motor mated with an automatic gearbox and a battery pack located under the floor.

Despite having limited power up to 68 hp and a body weight of 1,405 kg, the E-Mehari had a strong acceleration thanks to the immediately available maximum torque.

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CITROEN E-Mehari 2016, 2017, 2018
  1 electric
  • 30 kWh (68 HP)
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CITROEN E-Mehari Brochure (FR)

CITROEN E-Mehari 30 kWh (68 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  30 kWh (68 HP)
Power
50 KW @ - RPM
68 HP @ - RPM
67 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
103 lb-ft @ - RPM
140 Nm @ - RPM
Fuel System
30 kWh Lithium-polymer battery
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
68 mph (109 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
single gear
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/65 R15
DIMENSIONS
Length
150 in (3810 mm)
Width
68 in (1727 mm)
Height
65.1 in (1654 mm)
Wheelbase
95.7 in (2431 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.1 cuFT (201 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3263 lbs (1480 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3847 lbs (1745 kg)
Notes
Notice
Urban range: 200 km (120 miles)
Extra-urban range: 100 km (62 miles)
Charging time: 13 hours @ 10 A / 8 hours @ 16 A
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