Prototype This Year for Battery-Electric Commuter Car
Brazil’s Alta Green Motors disclosed plans for a new battery-electric commuter vehicle, the Liggo, and said it would unveil the prototype two-place vehicle, which will be smaller than a Daimler Smart car, later this year.
“The aim is to develop a vehicle that is 100% electric, created especially for big cities where lots of people need to travel a few kilometers per day, an average of 40 km a day, economically, without taking up much space, and sustainably,” the company says. “The Liggo fills this gap.”
A Promising Market
“We believe that the market for renewable energy will be one of the most promising in Brazil in coming decades,” principal Giovanni Cataldi Neto says in a release.
“The current model based on fossil fuels is no longer compatible with the needs of the public or the planet, and at present it’s also less interesting to investors.”
With minimal production of just 20 units, the Liggo could be sold for about $12,000 U.S. says Alta Green business, branding and design chief Sandro Lima. That figure could drop below $10,000 for 100 units and just $8,000 with production of 1,000 Liggo cars, Lima told F&F.
Alta Green expects single-charge range of about 100 kilometers, or 62 miles, with lead acid batteries for the Brazil market. Lithium ion would be an option for export.
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