Opel has unveiled its adorable little Rocks-e electric urban mobility solution.
TINY MOBILITY SOLUTION
The Opel Rocks-e is just 2410mm long and 1390mm wide. This allows it to be classified as a light motor vehicle in Germany.
And that labelling as important as it means teenagers as young as 15 years-old will allowed to drive it with only a two or three-wheeler driving licence.
This means the car could become the ideal mobility solution for young individuals on the way to school or study.
Its quirkiness could add to its appeal to the young as well. The Rocks-e features Opel’s new “Vizor” front, which neatly integrates the car’s LED head lights and indicators.
The front and rear body panels of the Opel Rocks-e are similar to the Citroen Ami’s.
And the same treatment has been applied to the doors of the car as well, so that while the passenger door swings forward as usual, the driver’s door swings backwards in the opposite direction.
OPEL ROCKS-E: QUIRKY CITY TRAVEL
The Opel Rocks-e offers a range of up to 75km according to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure cycle. Top speed is a mere 45km/h.
However, with 14-inch wheels and a turning circle of only 7.2 metres, the Rocks-e’s ability to squirm through tight corners and fit into small parking spaces makes it ideal for city driving.
The 5.5kWh battery of the Opel Rocks-e can be fully recharged in around 3.5 hours via any standard household socket.
The car comes equipped with a 3m-long charging cable that can be simply pulled out of the passenger door when needed. Opel also offers an adapter for charging at a public charging station.
Inside, the Opel Rocks-e has unique seats that are offset to each other. This ensures that the front passenger has comfortable legroom while allowing the driver to move their seat lengthwise.
Opel claims the car will offer ample headroom even for those who are almost 1.9m tall.
The car’s compact dimensions, large windows and standard panoramic glass roof ensure good all-round visibility and and airy feel.
A luggage volume of up to 63 litres is offered in the passenger footwell. A smart hook should allow easy storage, even for an XXL-size shopping bag.
Looking for your own compact electric vehicle for the city? Why not check out our review of the MINI Electric here?
Or perhaps the Opel Astra might be a more realistic option if you like that new Vizor front?