Opel Ampera presented with several years ago with the Range Extender principle an everyday concept for electric cars before. Now he comes on the market and is currently unique. But that is not enough in the future. So you have in a step further and introduced the Rak_e at the IAA.
We could see the concept car already driving:
The car market is changing: the new car market in Germany will be the medium term decline, gasoline and diesel are also no long-term global solutions. The automotive industry’s growth will take place in China, Brazil and India, the world most people live in the cities. The conventional car is a discontinued model.
“Reduce to the max” was once the slogan for the Smart, the radical micro-car was ahead of his time hopeless. Today the need for smart vehicle concepts is much larger: Crude oil shortages, climate change, CO2 emissions, traffic congestion in the inner cities, the changing recreational behavior, further increasing mobility and not least the ongoing financial crisis provide radically new demands on the mobility of tomorrow and the cars, which people want to do in the future.
Energy consumption: minimal
According to Opel should not be Rak_e the maximum, but an emotional means of locomotion. And logically, it combines the minimalism of a Smart with the emotionality of a motorcycle. He is to ensure maximum mobility with minimum energy consumption.
If you call in a reminder that pure electric cars have just one problem with weight, a two-seater is one logical solution: because the driver and passenger sit in a row Rak_e can turn the front surface is very narrow and so small. It lies only about 50% of a small car and therefore offers a significant aerodynamic advantage.