The unique one, not the brand new one
The Citroën e-Méhari appears to be like like a fairly enjoyable automobile to drive and we’d wish to see Bjorn Nyland take one for a spin someday. Within the meantime, our favourite Asian-Norwegian electrical car YouTuber has simply the factor to tide us over: an journey in an electrified model of the unique plastic-bodied Méhari.
This French car, which appears to be like like the results of an evening of forbidden ardour shared by a Jeep and a Mini Moke, was produced by Citroën for 20 years, till 1988, in numbers in extra of 144,000. Now, an outfit known as Eden-Cassis is changing a few of these to electrical, stripping out the gasoline-burning 602-CC (36.7 cubic-inch) two-cylinder lump in favor of a 15 kW (20.12 horsepower) electrical motor. It makes use of a 10 kWh battery pack to produce the required go-juice. The Eden model retains the Four-speed transmission to assist make up for the underwhelming variety of horses.
Whereas the electrified Méhari is hardly a sizzling rod, it nonetheless boasts higher efficiency than the soiled model. And, as Nyland demonstrates, it’s obtained all of the grunt it must drive to the highest of Europe’s highest seaside cliff, which positioned within the south of France. This specialty car, which below French regulation doesn’t require a license to drive due to its low 80 KPH (50 miles-per-hour) high pace, is being provided for 24,000 Euro ($27,790 at at the moment’s charges). Eden additionally provides quite a few cool choices that will help you customise your journey.
For those who haven’t already, go forward and click on play on the video above. It’s actually an awesome episode, with plenty of nice surroundings and you’ll inform Nyland actually has enjoyable exploring methods to function this distinctive car. Get pleasure from!