Formentera in the Balearic Islands was chosen to show off the brand new Citroen E-Mehari, a new electrically powered, zero-emission vehicle.
Citroen chose the Island of Formentera to show off its latest baby to Spain because of the island’s existing record of environmental conservation. The new electric car has already been launched in Geneva and France.
This funky and chunky little number has a high wheel base, allowing for high ground clearance and is powered by a 30 kWh battery. It seats four.
The E-Mehari has a top speed of 110kph and the battery gives a range of 200km (based on city journeys). The battery charges in 8 hours on a 16A socket or 13 hours on a 10A socket.
This is not the first Mehari released by Citroen; the French manufacturer also released a version back in the 60s. This version, however, is obviously different in terms of power and has a ton of safety features. The similarity though, is that Citroen is plugging (ha – an accidental pun) this as a fun, energetic car like its namesake.
Oh – and apparently Mehari means “speedy camel” in Arabic.
Okay – onto the pics (© Sergio G. Canizares / Efe).