The inside is ergonomically designed and is spacious enough for seating to be comfortable and yet compact enough to be a small car. The safety aspect has been kept in mind with powerful brakes, an advanced aluminum safety cage, disc brakes, front and rear impact bars and the side as well as the front having been crash-tested.
The carbon dioxide emissions are nil, it is a zenn car, zero emissions no noise, and the transmission is automatic so there is no tension about changing the gears or using the clutch on crowded city roads. There is hardly any road or tire noise too.
The Elettrica comes in two versions: the Lithium battery version and the Lead battery version. The cars with the lithium battery have a 70 mile range with a 45 mph top speed while the ones with the lead battery have a 40 mile range with a top speed of 40 mph.
With just one charge, the Elettrica can go further than most other electric cars. In fact, in July, the car made it in one single charge from London to Brighton which is around 50 miles and there was power to spare.
Considering that this stretch is not flat and is outside the city driving augues well for the Elettrica. The lithium battery takes around 6 hours to charge while the lead battery can be charged in 8 hours. A full charge costs anything from 30 to 50 p in the UK.
The great thing is that the car can be charged for a few minutes or a few hours – it doesn’t matter. The on-the-road price in the UK is expected to be around £12,750 for the lithium version and £9,950 for the lead version. It is available in a choice of colors – black, white, red, silver, yellow and blue.