Vauxhall's new two-seat EV city car concept (2011)

Published: 07 September 2011

Alongside the Astra GTC and Zafira Tourer, Vauxhall (and thus Opel) is unveiling something a little more ‘out there’ at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show.

It’s this tiny city car, which won’t have a name until the official unveiling next week.

And this Vauxhall concept car is what exactly?

A little electric car with Ampera-influenced stlying, which Vauxhall claims has both ‘production potential’ and could ‘revolutionise urban transport, especially for younger drivers and those on a very tight budget’.

Think of it as something that offers a little bit more weather protection than Renault’s Twizy.

What else do we know about Vauxhall's Twizy EV?

More details will be released next week, but for now we know the concept car has a 60-mile range, a 75mph top speed, and seating for two (in a tandem configuration).

Vauxhall also says the kerbweight is around a third of a modern small car’s, so reckon on it weighing under 500kg.

Alongside a rival for the Mini and Fiat 500 being launched next year (it’s internally dubbed Junior), Vauxhall/Opel will also launch an innovative city car in 2014.

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By Ben Pulman

CAR's editor-at-large, co-ordinator, tallboy