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Germany’s PG builds a unique electric roadster

PG joined with automobile designer Michael Fröhlich to build this super-light “city racer” on a Lotus Elise chassis.

 

With a front grille designed to look like “a diabolically smiling shark,” and a starter unit that “resembles the launch mechanism of a ballistic missile,” the PG Elektrus is one eye-catching roadster. With a simulated engine sound that imitates a classic V8 or Formula One, it’s bound to catch a car lover’s ear as well.

 

 

The German company PG is known for its electric bicycles, which feature lightweight carbon fiber frames. Building on that expertise, PG joined with automobile designer Michael Fröhlich to build this super-light “city racer” on a Lotus Elise chassis. The Elektrus has a range of around 215 miles, and a 200-kW motor that cranks out 270 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph, and it can do 0-60 in less than three seconds.

 

 

The Elektrus is now going into production, and will go on sale in Germany later this year. The company’s motto is “Be unique!” It’s not aiming for the mass market – PG plans to build only 667 units, and the base price is expected to be €285,600 (about $370,000).

 

Images: PG

 

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