We have a duty to report on all new EVs on this website, which does include the good, the bad and the downright absurd. This definitely fits into the latter category.
It’s the new Citroen E-Mehari and it is the spiritual successor to Citroen’s iconic 2CV. Based on the Cactus M concept shown at this year’s Frankfurt show, it’s a small off-road beach buggy-type vehicle.
First thing you notice about it of course are its looks. While it clearly is not the best looking car ever, it does have a certain charm and quirkiness about it. Think Nissan Juke and it starts looking better. Styling cues have been taken from the Citroen C4 Cactus with its familiar face. You can choose the car is an array of bright colours much like the quirky Cactus. The interior of the E-Mehari will be fully waterproof in case you get caught short on a rainy day although a slot in roof is provided.
The E-Mehari will not be making it to Britain but when it goes on sale in France next year it will be powered by 30kW Lithium Metal Polymer battery pack which will mean a top speed of 68mph and a range of 124 miles. Prices will start from £18,000 and although it may not be coming to the UK, it’s good to see Citroen regaining its mojo and long may it continue.