Opel has unveiled the Rocks-e EV, which could be driven in Germany by teenagers over 15 years old with a moped license. The electric car accelerates to 45 km/h and drives only 75 kilometers on a single battery charge, but it will cost just about 7,000 euros ($8,250). The car can be charged from a regular outlet, and the whole process will take about 3.5 hours.
The Opel Rocks-e is a facelifted Citroen Ami that debuted in 2020 and is already on sale in France. The management of the Stellantis concern, which includes both brands, apparently decided that the model of the local brand would be very popular among German teenagers.
The Rocks-e is driven by an 8 horsepower (6 kW) electric motor, which is powered by a 5.5 kilowatt-hour battery. A three meter long charging cable is included in the basic set of equipment.
Opel classifies the new product as SUM (Sustainable Urban Mobility) and considers e-Rocks to be an intermediate link between scooters and passenger cars. Sales will begin in Germany in the fall, and in 2022 the ATV will appear in other European countries.