e.GO Life: The Electric “mini Porsche” finally arrives in the market

The German independent manufacturer e.GO will begin this week the limited-edition deliveries of its four-seater electric city car whose tariff starts at 16,000 euros.

A little news will debut this week in the category of compact electric city cars. This is the e.Go Life, a 2 + 2 designed by the German brand e.GO who launched this project in 2015. The first deliveries will begin May 9 for the version “First Edition” which will not include all the features of the mass production model that will start mass production this fall.

The e.Go Life is available in three electric engines of 20, 40 or 60 kW for a maximum speed between 112 and 142 km / h. It is equipped with a lithium-ion battery whose capacity is 14.5, 17.5 and 23.5 kWh depending on the model for an individual autonomy of 100, 113 and 145 km. It is 3.3 meters long and 1.7 meters wide.

Inside the Life e.Go.  © e.Go

The e.GO Life costs 6,000 euros less than a VW e-Up!

While the advertised performance may seem modest on paper, e, Go ensures that its electric car will provide sensations that will surprise many. ”  We built a mini-Porsche,  ” said Gunther Schuh, the brand’s founder, in an interview with the German newspaper  Der Tagesspiegel. ”  Life has a shallow center of gravity on a chassis with karting qualities,” he says.

The first 1,000 e.Go Life series, to be delivered from this week, will not have the electronic trajectory corrector (ESP) or braking energy recovery due to delays encountered by some suppliers with whom it works Ego.

The small city car is produced in a 16,000 m 2 plant powered by photovoltaic panels with an annual capacity of 1,300 MWh. According to our colleagues at Automobile Propre, 4,300 units will have to leave the assembly line by the end of the year.

The e.Go Life starts at 15,900 euros for the 20 kW model and climbs to 19,900 euros for the most potent version. A rate that, as Gunther Schuh pointed out, costs 6,000 euros less than the Volkswagen e-Up! Whose e.Go Life is a direct competitor?