Although many are unaware of it, the controversial Citroën AMI has a twin brother: the Opel Rocks-e. Both brands, belonging to the Stellantis group, market these quadricycles to offer an urban and zero-emission alternative to the typical scooters and the still expensive electric cars.
The Opel Rocks-e is, from a technical point of view, identical to the Citroën AMI. Thus, it measures 2.41 meters long, 1.39 meters wide, and 1.52 meters high. Thanks to its very small dimensions, it offers a turning radius of just 7.20 meters. All this allows you to function as a fish in water on congested urban roads.
The Citroën AMI and Opel Rocks-e fall into the L6e category; therefore, its top speed is limited to just 45 km/h. Its electric motor produces 8 CV (6 kW), while its 5.5 kWh capacity battery pack allows them to approve a maximum autonomy of 75 km WLTP. As for charging, they need 3.5 hours to recover 100% of their range in a domestic outlet.
Since these models are identical, it was only a matter of time before Opel received a commercial version similar to the one that Citroën (AMI Cargo) already has. Now, the lightning firm has officially presented the new Rocks-e Kargo, which is constituted as an affordable and sustainable solution for delivery in the city.
The Opel Rocks-e Kargo will offer a cargo volume of 400 liters
The main novelty is the disappearance of the passenger seat (remember that the AMI and Rocks-e are two-seaters), which is replaced by a load space equipped with a modular compartment. The cover can support up to 40 kg and can be used as a work surface; In addition, the vehicle has other storage compartments in the passenger compartment.
In total, the new Opel Rocks-e Kargo offers a cargo volume of 400 liters and a useful capacity of 140 kg. In addition, it can transport objects up to 1.20 meters long, which allows us to get an idea of its enormous practicality (especially about its tiny exterior size, smaller than that of any van on the market).
Although the newcomer’s order book will initially open in select markets such as Germany or the Netherlands, it is expected that it will reach other European countries later. Their rates have not been revealed either, although it is most likely that it will match the starting price of the Citroën AMI Cargo ( 8,000 euros in Spain ).