Even though many people are unaware of it, the Citroen AMI has a twin brother, the Opel Rocks-e, which is also contentious. Part of the Stellantis company, both brands pitch these quadricycles as a low-cost, zero-emission alternative to traditional scooters and the still-expensive electric automobiles now available.
The Opel Rocks-e and the Citroen AMI are nearly similar electric vehicles from a technological standpoint. As a result, it is 2.41 meters in length, 1.39 meters in width, and 1.52 meters in height. In addition, the Rocks-e Kargo has a turning radius of only 7.20 meters due to its extremely compact dimensions. This allows you to move around like a fish in water on busy metropolitan highways and byways.
The Citroen AMI and Opel Rocks-e are classified as L6e vehicles, which means that their top speed is limited to 45 km/h. It's electric motor generates 8 hp (6 kW), and its 5.5 kWh battery pack allows them to approve a maximum autonomy of 75 km. However, they require 3.5 hours to regain 100 percent of their range when using a standard household outlet in terms of charging time.
As a result of the similarities between both vehicles, it was only a matter of time until Opel acquired a commercial version comparable to the one currently available from Citroen AMI Cargo. As a result, the German company has officially introduced the new Opel Rocks-e Kargo, which is an economical and environmentally friendly alternative for distribution in the urban environment.
The most notable change is eliminating the passenger seat (remember that both the AMI and Rocks-e are two-seaters), replaced by a load space that includes a modular storage area. Several storage compartments are located in the electric vehicle's passenger compartment, and the cover has a weight capacity of up to 40 kg and may be used as a work surface.
Total cargo volume for the new Opel Rocks-e Kargo is 400 liters, and the usable capacity is 140 kg, which is a significant increase over the previous model. Furthermore, it can transport things up to 1.20 meters in length, which gives us an idea of the enormous applicability of this device (especially about its tiny exterior size, smaller than that of any van on the market).
Although the order book of the newcomer will first be available in a few select regions, such as Germany or the Netherlands, it is likely to expand to include more European nations in the future. Their pricing has also not been disclosed; however, it is pretty reasonable that it will be similar to the beginning price of the Citroen AMI Cargo.