Last week we reported on Artega unveiling the Scalo, an all-electric sports car concept unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, today we’ll give you a brief overview of another EV concept unveiled at the show by the German automaker: The Karo.
The Karo is an electric quad-bike concept aimed at complying to driver license and insurance requirements for young people.
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The company says the concept is “prepared for serial production” and it will offer different motor configurations for different license requirements. Being Germany-based, the configurations are first aimed at the German license structure:
The basic version has 4 kW and falls into the EG class L6e-A. It only requires a driver’s license of the class AM, which can be acquired at the age of 16. The speed is then electronically limited to 28 mph at most.
With a driver’s license of class B, drivers from 18 years on-wards can drive the middle version of the Artega Karo according to EG-class L7e-A.The motor output here is limited to 15 kW.The maximum speed is 50 mph.
The top model with a motor output of 17 kW (peak output 38 kW) and a torque of 100 Nm accelerates from 0 to 50 mph in less than 5 seconds. The maximum speed is at 65 mph. This vehicle of the EC class M1/N1 (passenger car) also requires the driver’s license of class B.
The concept is equipped with a small 5.3 kWh battery pack on which Artega expects to achieve a 50 miles range.
No price has been announced for the Karo as of now.
Pictures and technical data of the Karo concept: