Single seater Colibri EV receives 700 pre-bookings

Posted on: Dec 3, 2013 - 3:25pm IST

German based Innovative Mobility Automobile GmbH world premiered the Colibri singe-seater electric car at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March. Even though production of the urban mobility vehicle will commence only in 2015, 700 people have already pre-booked the Colibri.

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According to the company, nearly half of the customers are private users, while the other half are business customers such as fleet operators or nursing services. Apparently, the first year production is sold out!

Colibri studio sketch
This a studio sketch of the car.

The Colibri will feature gull-wing doors and a rear hatch, though inside, seating is available only for a single adult. Measuring 2.75 m in length, 1.18 m in width and 1.3 m in height, the Colibri’s boot has a 180 liter capacity.

The 440 kg vehicle is powered by a 32 hp electric motor producing 60 Nm of torque. The Colibri will do 0-100 km/h in 9.9 seconds, hit a top-speed of 120 km/h and can do 110 km on a full charge.

Colibri
The Colibri will feature gull-wing doors.

The 6.5 kWh Lithium-Phosphate battery can charge from 0-80% in 20 minutes using a public charging station, or 0-90% in 2 hours using a conventional household circuit. The company estimates the battery to provide 2,000 charge cycles (220,000km). Additionally, the battery will be leased out at 55 EUR/month (INR 4,645).

Colibri rear

The Colibri will cost 8,900 EUR (INR 7.51 lakhs) when it goes on sale in 2015. It will have to be registered as a quadricycle, though Innovative Mobility says that it will pass the Euro NCAP crash test.

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2 thoughts on “Single seater Colibri EV receives 700 pre-bookings

  1. Martin Winlow says:

    Ah! What the Renault Twizy *should* have been, all along. MW

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  2. k s pradeep says:

    no doubt indeed a revolutionary concept well instead of germany if the company should set up a shop here in our sub-continent our basic infrastructure and maddening traffic mess will reduce to certain extent considering the features and other apparatus of this machine. if at all let us assume if they start manufacturing this baby automobile in India any one guess the pro’s and cons at one go.a right treatment which is a need at this juncture when our roads are already over burdened with immense surge in the volume of vehicles in each and every cities. just a blessing in disguise above all the present manufacturers should take a note of these creations and try to adopt for certain extent. Daimler’s hesitance in bringing the smart still remains a dearth pandora box to me.

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