Very few traditional manufacturers make the trip to the Paris Motor Show. Alongside French and Chinese manufacturers, the stars of the show will be small electric city cars from all walks of life.
City Transformer CT1
We had already discovered this strange mobile object at the Munich show last year, this time it will be in Hall 6 at Porte de Versailles. The Israeli start-up City Transformer offers us a kind of Twizy with variable geometry. Below the 50 km/h threshold, the CT1 is 1 meter wide. What to sneak more easily. Above this speed, the vehicle can widen its tracks to reach 1.40 m wide. More stability at higher speeds (90 km/h maximum) without handicapping agility in town. The two occupants are installed in tandem, in a closed passenger compartment with heating and air conditioning. Production should begin in 2024, with a base price displayed at €12,000.
e.Go e.Wave X
Activity resumes on the Aachen side at e.Go Mobile. Compared to its debut, the little E.Go Life has enjoyed some improvements, especially on its more modern-looking interior. The mechanics also to no longer pass for a cart, since the engine now develops 80 kW and the autonomy reaches 250 km with an 11 kW charger instead of small 3.5 kW. Above all, it is transformed into a mini crossover under the name of e.Wave X… E.Go will be found in Hall 6.
Exhibited in Hall 6 and born in the southwest, the Eon Weez is currently aimed primarily at professionals with a 2-seater model and 600 liters of cargo. A 4-seater version is still planned, it justifies its antagonistic doors a little better at the rear. It is distinguished by its 4 wheel motors, with a total power of 15 kW. The autonomy is however limited to 100 km. Approved in category L7e, it can reach 90 km/h.
With its look inspired by the Isetta, the Microlino part is assured with a first advantage, seduction. The project was long, but now the production has become in earnest and the first copies are starting to be delivered to Switzerland. The other countries will follow soon. Three versions with 6, 10.5 and 14 kWh batteries are available: 95, 175 or 230 km of autonomy, but a charge limited to 1.35 kW for the basic model, 2.6 kW for the two batteries the biggest ones. Above all, the price has been revised upwards and now starts at €14,990. To discover Hall 6.
Present in France with its electric scooters, the Spanish company Silence will exhibit its small 3-seater city car Silence S04 in Hall 4. Its main feature is the use of the same removable batteries as scooters. Here, there are two, one on each side and diffused by the luminous circle. Quite heavy, nearly 40 kg each, they are nevertheless mounted on a wheeled trolley with telescopic handle. Easier to bring home… An on-board charge is also present. They can also be exchanged at stations in equipped cities. The base price is offered at 7,500 euros for the L6 model limited to 45 km/h, but an L7e version capable of reaching 90 km/h is also on the program.
Here’s something to drive electric, economical and different… The small Czech roadster from Patak will be present in Paris with its look of Austin Seven. On the program: a 15 kW motor (30 peak), quadricycle approval, 100 to 250 km of autonomy depending on the battery selected, only 3.36 m long and 1.36 m wide. The base price is announced at €22,900 in electric. But a cheaper gasoline version also exists.
Just tested by Maxime Fontanier, the XEV Yoyo will be presented at Porte de Versailles, Hall 4. A small Italian city car, but produced in China. It is characterized by its battery exchange system, for the moment mainly available at ENI stations in Italy. Even if it is only a quadricycle (L7e), it looks like a very modern small city car, and is well equipped: air conditioning, hands-free access, touch screen (optional), panoramic roof, 4 disc brakes, connected services… The base price is indicated at €15,890. Far from the 8,000 euros retained at the start of the project…
And unlicensed cars!
Of course, the French specialty of cars without a license is represented. A VSP Space is present in Hall 3 and in Hall 4 Aixam Mega has its own stand.
Paris Motor Show 2022 – What new Chinese electric cars will we discover there?