Opel Lightweight Electric Vehicle: The One Euro Car

08 Sep 2011

  • Revolutionary concept for zero-emission urban mobility
  • Electric driving aged 16 and upwards
Opel News - Opel Lightweight Electric Vehicle: The One Euro Car

Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. Opel is staking a strong claim for the title of star-attraction at the 64th Frankfurt International Motor Show with an all-new battery-powered electric vehicle. The concept opens a new chapter in electric mobility and extends Opel’s pioneering role in alternative propulsion systems. The key figures of the motorway-capable vehicle are 100 kilometers for one euro, one third of the weight of a modern small car, and a maximum speed of 120 km/h

Opel News - Opel Lightweight Electric Vehicle: The One Euro Car

Inspired by the success of the Ampera, the revolutionary concept creates a new class of lightweight electric vehicle for zero-emission urban mobility.


The tandem two-seater has production potential and would also be affordable for younger customers. Sixteen year-olds could even begin driving in a version limited to a maximum speed of 45 km/h. Energy requirements ten times lower than those of a modern small car, and energy costs of only one euro per 100 km, benefit the environment as well the budget.