Evum Motors unveils wacky electric 4×4

Evum A car

Evum A car © Edd Mowbray/Proagrica

Evum Motors was showing the apparent lovechild of a Mercedes Unimog and Suzuki Jimny, which it calls the aCar.

The fully electric two-seat 4×4 has been developed by the Technical University of Munich and can carry 2t spread equally between the rear deck and trailer.

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It also offers a wading depth of up to 60cm without risking battery damage or driver electrocution.

Stashed under the polycarbonate cab is a set of lithium-ion batteries that are linked to 10kW electric wheel motors on each axle. These provide a maximum range of 200km and a top speed of 70kph.

It is possible to charge it using a regular household socket, but it will take 10 hours.

Alternatively, a three-phase supply will fill it to 80% in just two hours and fully charge it in a bit over four hours.

It’s currently still a prototype, but Evum is hoping to get production started promptly and reckons first deliveries will begin by early summer next year.

Prices start at €28,900 (£24,860), one-third of which is made up of battery costs.

The model pictured, including a tipping deck and solar panel on the roof, costs €45,000 (£38,700).

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