Is South Africa's R200 000 electric car a good deal? | Wheels

The CityBug will go on sale soon. But is this really an alternative to any compact hatchback with a petrol engine?

2021-07-24 10:45:00 PM

The CityBug will go on sale soon. But is this really an alternative to any compact hatchback with a petrol engine? | Wheels24

The CityBug will go on sale soon. But is this really an alternative to any compact hatchback with a petrol engine?

Cheap and smallSourced from China, European distributors have managed to navigate strict regulations and get roadworthy certification for the CityBug in Germany and the UK. Eleksa believes that it will have the CityBug on sale, to potential South African customers, by September. Price? An estimated R200 000, which makes it by far the cheapest battery-powered car, you'll be able to buy in South Africa.

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But is it really a car? That is the question.The CityBug is tiny, only 2.96m long and 1.48m wide. Tellingly, it weighs 450kg, which is very light. Where things become complicated is the CityBug's performance - or rather, lack thereof. Its lithium battery pack is very small, rated at a scant 9kWh. You might think that is adequate for a vehicle that weighs only 450kg, but the driving limitations are significant.

There are a lot of things you can't do with it.For starters, the CityBug has a top speed of only 60km/h. Forget about taking it on any highway to connect various suburbs around a South African city. Intertown travel won't be possible either unless you want to annoy other road users greatly. What is the point of this ultralight battery vehicle? If you want an all-weather suburban commuter vehicle or live in a small rural or coastal retirement town, it might have some merits, but R200 000 equates to many Uber credits… headtopics.com

Range? Eleksa claims a 100km range per charge, but add two passengers and the total vehicle mass increases by a third, which will very negatively impact its range due to that low-density 9kWh battery pack. But what about its use as a short-distance delivery vehicle? Considering the hilliness of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, any marginally loaded CityBug would have a very modest range.

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