this small electric car can be driven from 16 years old, here is its price and its autonomy

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The city car market is clearly not in very good shape, but some manufacturers are still releasing models of this type. This is the case of the Italian start-up XEV, which presents the XEV Yoyo, an electric city car whose plastic parts are fully 3D printed to reduce the costs and emissions associated with its production.

At 2.53 meters long, 1.5 meters wide and 1.56 meters high, the XEV Yoyo can sneak around town. The wheelbase is 1.68 meters and the ground clearance is 15 centimeters. Turin’s little car is a featherweight, with a battery-free weight set at 450 kilograms. This battery is quite small, with a capacity of 10.3 kWh.

Between 100 and 150 kilometers of autonomy

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According to manufacturer data, the XEV Yoyo can travel up to 150 kilometers in the city thanks to its Eco mode. On the road, the range is between 100 and 120 kilometers. The city car has a 15 kW engine, or about 20 horsepower. Its top speed is fixed at 90 km/h, or even 75 km/h when Eco mode is activated. The transmission is for the rear wheels only.

Battery replacement offered to professionals

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For recharging, the XEV Yoyo comes with a cable for a household outlet, or an optional Type 2 cable. Charging time is estimated to be less than four hours. The version reserved for professionals has battery change technology. The car battery is in fact divided into three “safe” removable blocks, which can be easily extracted.

A very well equipped small city car

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In terms of equipment, the XEV Yoyo is equipped with LED lights, a 7-inch screen with integrated Bluetooth, air conditioning, a panoramic roof, adjustable seats, electric windows and mirrors, disc brakes, USB ports and even ABS. There is a premium version with a 10-inch touchscreen on board, but also with 15-inch alloy wheels.

Thanks to the bonus, it costs less than €15,000

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Marketed as a heavy quadricycle, the XEV Yoyo can be ridden from the age of 16 in France with a B1 licence. Therefore, it can be very suitable for a teenager. The price of this electric city car is set at €15,890. An ecological bonus of €900 can be deducted from this price to obtain Yoyo for €14,990. The little car is on display at the Mondial de l’Auto in Paris from October 17 to 23, 2022. Note that fifty copies of Yoyo are deployed in Nice, in car sharing, through the company Shaary.

3 questions about the XEV Yoyo

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What is your autonomy?

According to Italian manufacturer XEV, the little Yoyo can travel up to 150 kilometers on a single charge and in Eco mode with its 10.3 kWh battery. This autonomy is given for circulation in an urban environment. Outside the city, you must have a range of between 100 and 120 kilometers. Distance is still enough for a teenager who would use Yoyo to get to and from high school, for example. In any case, it is difficult to travel long distances with the Yoyo, as with its 20 horses, it is limited to 90 km/h. Up to 75 km/h when Eco mode is activated.

From what age can an electric quad bike be driven?

You must be at least 16 years old to be able to drive the XEV Yoyo. This heavy quad bike – it weighs 450 kilos excluding batteries – is, however, reserved for B1 license holders. Obtaining this license requires a little training.

What is your price in France?

The base price of the XEV Yoyo is set at €15,890. Thanks to its zero-emission electric motorization, the small city dweller benefits from an ecological bonus from the State, the value of which amounts to €900. This therefore brings the XEV Yoyo’s price down to €14,990. Note that there is a premium version, it adds a 10-inch touchscreen and 15-inch alloy wheels to the basic equipment.

sum up

Sold as a heavy quad in France, this new electric city car can appeal to teenagers aged 16 and over. Produced by the Italian manufacturer XEV, the Yoyo is a small electric city car measuring 2.53 meters long, 1.5 meters wide and 1.56 meters high. Visible at the 2022 Paris Motor Show, it has a 10.3 kWh battery, which gives it a range of between 100 and 150 kilometers, depending on the type of route taken. Power is fixed at 20 horsepower, which still allows it to reach a top speed of 90 km/h. In terms of equipment, the Yoyo has nothing to be ashamed of from the competition, with LED lights, 7 or 10-inch screen, air conditioning, panoramic roof, adjustable seats, electric windows and mirrors, brake discs, USB and ABDOMEN ports. . His price? €15,890 or €14,990 after deducting the €900 ecological bonus.

Quentin Gueroult

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