New Electric Vehicle Beats Tesla When it Comes to the Environment
New Electric Vehicle Beats Tesla When it Comes to the Environment

The new electric car will dramatically change the way cars are manufactured and that could threaten the market leader.

New Electric Vehicle Beats Tesla When it Comes to the Environment
New Electric Vehicle Beats Tesla When it Comes to the Environment

Who heard how he built a car out of cardboard?

Well, Citroën, for starters. The automaker said the Oli, its new electric car concept, has a “hard flat hood, a roof and a strong upright truck body, made from recycled honeycomb cardboard”.

Citroen said a statement that the oli is not a car, but rather “a multi-purpose everyday extension to your life that is as useful when you aren’t driving it as when you are.”

“Just because we have electric vehicles doesn’t mean we couldn’t go further,” the company tweeted.

Keeping the EVs Weight Down

The tweet included a promotional video of oli in action.

“The less you weigh, the less you eat, the less you eat, the further you go,” the video says. “It’s as simple as that. So we save just enough of everything.”

“It’s not enough magic, it’s enough,” the video says

The vehicle has a payload of about 1,000 kilograms, or one metric ton, and a range of 248 kilometers.

“Instead of being a 2,500kg ‘house on wheels’ full of screens and accessories, the oli presents it with the full range of what customers want and need,” the company said. The idea of ​​a light car is not new for Citroen, as the idea started at the beginning of the 20th century when the founder Andre Citroen worked to make a light car.

And to make the connection to its roots, Citroen unveiled a new logo that goes back to 1919, the year the company was founded.

‘A Brilliant Concept”

Reactions to oli on social media are generally positive.

“I would buy this car immediately,” one person tweeted. “Please create it!”

“I’ll buy that,” said another.

But another article said “please make a v8 car or a hypercar, like the Citroën GT”.

“What it gains in low weight, it loses in aerodynamics… completely vertical aerodynamics?!”, said one analyst. “Back in 1919 it wasn’t just the logo it seemed.”

“Sounds like a great idea. Can be used, friendly, light, strong, affordable,” said another. “Start production quickly and don’t wait for others to take the lead with these ideas.”

“Yes, patience,” replied Citroën.

‘A Growing Awareness’

“Consumers may find that the period of prosperity may pass and that increasing regulations and increasing costs may limit our ability to innovate freely,” said Citroën CEO Vincent Cobée. , in a press release. “At the same time, knowing that it is necessary to increase the efforts to prevent climate change makes us more aware of the environment and more demanding.”

Citroën is a subsidiary of Stellantis (STLA), which said earlier this year that it will switch to full electric power by 2028. The Citroën brand recorded 796,868 sales in 2021, up 7% compared to last year. Recycled materials are used in other vehicles. Fisker River (FSR) will use recycled materials including fishing nets, old t-shirts and new rubber. Fisker released the first Fisker Ocean in Magna International’s (MGA) high-end production line. A company spokesperson said in August that “we want to have the most sustainable car on the road.”

In addition, BMW (BMWYY) last year unveiled the i Vision Circular, a compact electric car that the German automaker said is built entirely around renewable and energy-efficient materials. to repeat.

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Hi, I am Yunus, founder of InfoEVs. I am a Blogger and Digital Marketer by profession and a vehicle lover. I like to ride and read, and write about vehicles.


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