Citroen E-Mehari

Citroen E-Mehari 4

Joining the electric car frenzy, the French have come up with a new funky-looking beach buggy, that’s totally ready for a splash.  Enter the Citroen E-Mehari ($TBA).

Inspired by the original Mehari that came out in 1968, this all electric four-seater cabriolet sports removable roof panels, a thermoformed plastic bodywork that’s resilient to rust & small dings, and a water-proof interior, meaning you can hose down the whole car, inside and out.  Power comes from all-weather lithium metal polymer batteries, which provide a driving range of 124 miles and take about 8 hours to be fully recharged through a 16A socket.

With a mere 67 ponies of output and a max speed of 68 mph, this is not what you’d call a supercar, but it looks like it could be a lot of fun driving it, when vacationing somewhere on an exotic island.  Projected to launch in France in spring 2016, the Citroen E-Mehari arrives in four radical colors: orange, yellow, blue and beige.  Did anyone say acid house party?

Citroen E-Mehari 5

Citroen E-Mehari 6

Citroen E-Mehari 3

Citroen E-Mehari 9

Citroen E-Mehari 8

Citroen E-Mehari 7

Citroen E-Mehari 1

Citroen E-Mehari 2