Polish EV - Romet E4 All-Electric City Car

While Poland may not be the first place which springs to mind when talking about EVs, it seems that the Poles are trying to change that, with cars like the Romet E4, an all-electric city car which looks suspiciously like a Citroen C1, which has been on from above - it even has a Citroen-branded key, the same lights, bumpers and a few other bits and pieces - the chassis, probably, though they don’t mention this aspect at all.
However, the component-sharing part aside, the Romet E4 is very cheap for what it is, costing just €8,500 euros, including the battery pack, which is not lihium-ion based. It is, in fact, a 16.5 kWh lead-acid system, which costs considerably less - the cost of replacing it is €1,950, and it is guaranteed for 400 charge cycles, which equates to between 3 and 5 years of average use.

The E4 has a maximum range of between 90 and 180 km, the latter being achieved if driven very carefully (or constantly downhill for most of the journey), and it has two top speed modes, either 45 km/h or 65 km/h - enough for its role as a city delivery vehicle (it only has seats in the front).

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