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A fun electric kit car: 18 kWh battery and 80 miles of range for ~$28,000 [Gallery & Videos]


Switzerland-based Kyburz is now selling the EROD (via elektroauto), a small electric vehicle offered both as a kit car and as an assembled vehicle. It looks like a lot of fun to drive – see a few videos below.

The EROD weights 570 kg (1,250 lb) and can accelerate from 0 to 50 miles  in just 5.7 seconds.

It is powered by a 18 kWh battery pack feeding a 40 kW electric motor. Kyburz says it has a range of up to 80 miles (130 km) on a single charge.

As a kit, it starts at $28,000 (25,000 Euro), and  $38,000 (34,000 Euro) as an assembled car, which is a bit pricey, but if you have some talent as a mechanic, the kit option could be an interesting project with easy improvements for better battery tech and even a new motor.

We reached it out to Kyburz to ask if they plan to offer the EROD in the US.

A few videos of the EROD, including a time-lapse of a unit being assembled.:

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