Models, Prices And When They Might Arrive In Argentina

Changes in the way we move around big cities are leading to the birth of new mobility solutions, And the trend that has already gained a foothold in Europe is beginning to be sold in new markets and gaining a foothold in Argentina. is about automobile Inexpensive, small-sized power for use in urban environments and short trips. Many see them as an ideal way to move faster on congested roads and do so in a more practical way.

In addition to exploring the usefulness of these models in practice, statistics support the changes. on average, A car carries only 1 or 2 people and is driven about 35 km per day. This means that normal cars are too big for 95% of their usage.

other things Power technologies are growing at a steady pace and this drives the appearance of new projects. Currently, around 20 million battery-powered vehicles roam the world, with this number projected to reach 26 million by the end of 2022. In Argentina, about 3,500 vehicles with non-traditional motorization were patented (this includes hybrid cars) during the first half of the year, an increase of 28% compared to the same period last year.

Mini Electric Cars: Comfortable and Affordable

“Microcars” marks a turning point not only for the electric market, but for the industry in general. They are models that bring many changes, they are called by many Light Quads and in some markets have a shorter driving life, starting at 15 years old.

In addition to the low price and day-to-day comfort, you save on parking because they occupy a third of the space of other models with dimensions of 2.5 m long and 1.4 m wide.

Citron AMI is a sales success

Added to this that they have a . is Average autonomy of 75 km, what is needed for an urban tour, and they have a simple construction and low maintenance cost Since they use few parts for their manufacture.

As for prices, prices vary by brand, but they range between €7,500 and €15,000 in European countries.

Most Successful Microcars

One of the most successful models based on this microcar trend AMI From Citroën. Born in 2021, it revolutionized mobility plans thanks to its design with fewer than 250 components.

It is 2.41 m long, 1.39 m wide and 1.52 m high. Although it is small, it has a glass surface and a panoramic roof, which allows more light to enter.

As for the motor, the AMI uses a 6 kW electric motor powered by a 5.5 kWh capacity battery, which reaches a maximum speed of 45 km/h and autonomy up to 75 km. Battery recharge happens in three hoursThrough a conventional 220V household plug.

Another newcomer to the European market is microlino, A model that was born out of one question: How much car do you really need for your daily commute? The Swiss family behind the Micro kickscooter were Wim, Oliver and Merlin Obotere, who posed this question.

Another proposal for a small electric car with a design from the past.
Another proposal for a small electric car with a design from the past

Being from another industry, he didn’t understand why most of today’s cars are too big and heavy. Thus, he realized that a new model should be halfway between a motorcycle and a car and he made the proposal which is all the rage.

car sales in supermarket

The contracted car led to marketing in places other than dealerships, and this is the case for the electric Alaris Fin, which is sold in the Lidl supermarket chain.

This model measures 2.87 meters long, 1.56 wide and 1.57 high; It is manufactured in China and thanks to the supermarket’s cooperation with a distributor like 2drive, customers can take it home through the Lidl Plus application. It is equipped with a 48 hp motor and 32 kW battery that covers a distance of 265 kms as per WLTP cycle.

invincible epic This is another completely closed microcar, which operates due to an 8.5 kW motor and a power of 12 hp. It reaches 80 km/h and its lithium-ion battery allows a maximum range of 120 km between charges.

As for the dimensions, it measures 2.36 meters long, 1.40 meters wide and 1.63 meters high, equipped with central locking. Invicta Epic costs 12,505 euros.

2024 Projects: New Electric Models

After three years of development, the Netherlands-based company Squad Mobility has introduced a new two-seater electric light quadricycle with sunroof, Ease of use of moped With the safety and comfort of a car. The squad will be run unlicensed and will be sold for less than 7,000 euros from 2023.

Shaft, electric car with sunroof.
Shaft, Electric Car With Sunroof

With regard to its dimensions, it is 2 meters long, 1.6 meters high and 1.2 meters wide with space for two adults.

According to various sources, MG Motor is all set to launch electric microcar for various global markets. The small electric vehicle under the three-metre barrier will be based on the global small electric vehicle platform of the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture. The announced release date is 2023.

City Transformers has forged a strategic alliance with Segula Technologies to make its folding electric microcar project a reality. The new CT-1 will be ready to hit the market in 2024. A small electric vehicle with a range of close to 200 km.

The new CT-1 is built on the premises of revolutionizing urban mobility. It is a battery electric vehicle with a two seater interior. The main key to this microcar is its patented shape-changing technology, also known as Active Fit, by City Transformers. This allows you to change your chassis in real time on the road while driving, to be able to avoid traffic or adapt to very small urban spaces.

is turning ability and is based on the modular skateboard architecture developed by the company itself. Active Fit technology allows the CT-1 to be folded from a width of 1.4 meters to a measurement of one meter. All this with a weight of only 590 kg which includes the battery pack. The autonomy of the CT-1 in real conditions reaches 180 kilometers and the battery recharge time is only 30 minutes.

When will these cars arrive in Argentina?

In the country, some brands have already forayed with electric and hybrid cars, whose sales are increasing year on year. However, there are no small electric cars in the style of trending in the world. Although yes I intend to bring them.

The closest thing to microcars made in Tito, Argentina.
Closest thing to microcars made in Tito, Argentina

In the case of Citron, the landing of the AMI is being analyzed regionally, while Renault tested the Twizy a few years back, though it did not hit the market.

Then there are the small national developments of electric cars that are not subtle, but smaller than traditional ones. Tito is a great example, and one of the fastest growing companies in sales.

In any case, there is still a long way to go before the trending model arrives in the local market, and whether or not the price will be one of the conditions for success.