Lotus Reveals Tiny EV Citycar Concept


Take a look at the future of urban motoring. At least, that’s what UK car manufacturer Lotus would have us believe after revealing an exciting new all-electric car concept that it says most city cars might look like five years from now .

After a challenge by car magazine Automotive Engineer, the British design and engineering firm developed a concept some 3.74 inches shorter than a Smart ForTwo and nearly 16 inches shorter than the new Toyota iQ. Amazingly, Lotus reckon there’ll still be enough space for four adults (more photo’s after the jump).

The design sketches reveal two different versions, both sporting two sliding doors, liquid-cooled 37 kW motors and 10 kWh lithium-ion battery packs.

See here for the full story of how Lotus responded to the brief and developed the concept (PDF).

Image Credits – Automotive Engineer

Andrew Williams

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