The Re: volt, a mini electric distribution vehicle with a solar roof, by the Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer Clean Motion. Production is set to begin in the fall of 2022. This is the company’s second electric vehicle after the Zbee electric tricycle, unveiled in 2012.
Having dimensions of 3 meters long, 1.4 meters wide and 1.7 meters high, the new model belongs to the category of minivans for distributions in the last mile with “minimum charging requirements”. Clean Motion states on its website that the vehicle has a power of 4 kW, while photovoltaics offer a power of 600 watts.
The battery capacity ranges between 2.5 and 10 kWh. The published information does not specify the charging technology, but in view of the small battery, charging from a domestic outlet is probably the most common application.
This electric vehicle with solar roof for distributions in the last mile will offer a range of up to 400 kilometers cumulatively when the right weather conditions are in place. The range of the vehicle will be 100 to 130 kilometers per day due to the production of electricity through the solar roof of the vehicle.
When the vehicle will be driven only by its batteries, the Swedish company reports a range of 70 to 280 kilometers without solar support, depending on the selected battery.
Re: volt mini electric distribution vehicle weighing only 250 kg without load, the Re: volt can carry a maximum gross load of 700 kg. The manufacturer says that the load compartment amounts to 2,500 liters and that the model is small externally but large internally and its design is simple and functional. Thanks to the modular design, the vehicle can be easily configured according to the customer’s wishes.
The company’s management team sees potential for Re: volt especially in the distribution of goods within cities. According to the manufacturer, the market for last-mile environmentally friendly deliveries is huge and rapidly growing, but the range of vehicles that can actually replace old trucks with fossil fuels is not so exciting. With Re:volt, he says, the company wants to change the image of what a small electric vehicle can do.
According to The Clean Motion website, pre-orders for Re:volt will be accepted “soon.” The manufacturer already mentions a price “from 9,000 euros.”. Production of the Re:volt is expected to begin in the fall of 2022.