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This German electric car with a long name is the alternative to the smart EQ fortwo

The manufacturer is called Next.e.GO Mobile SE. And the car in question, e.wave X. So the vehicle we are going to talk about is called Next.e.GO Mobile SE e.wave Xa very long and unintuitive name for a small and quite practical electric car that can already be configured and reserved.

Taking advantage of the Paris Motor Show, the German manufacturer has announced the market launch of its new electric car, a vehicle with very small dimensions that can now be configured and booked from its website. Together with the e.wave X, its urban delivery version last mile, the e.Xpress.

The e.wave X measures 3.36 meters in length by 1.81 meters wide and 1.63 meters high. To put it in context, it is 66 centimeters longer than a smart EQ fortwo. It is built on an aluminum chassis and its body is made of polymers (plastics) to reduce weight and cost, both in production and repair.

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e.wave X

Its electric motor has a maximum power of 86 kW (117 hp) and reaches 135 km/h top speed (electronically limited). It has a lithium battery with a 30.4 kWh capacity, which allows it a range of 163 kilometers in combined use and up to 250 kilometers in urban use, both figures according to the WLTP approval cycle. The load supports 11 kW of power, so a full recharge requires approximately 3 hours.

Curiously, and despite its small size and contained weight, it approves a fairly high consumption: 18.6 kWh/100km. If we talk about weights, the e.wave X stops the scale at 1,205 kilos (1,280 kg approved with a 75 kg driver). Despite its size, it has two rear seats that even have ISOFIX anchorages. The trunk cubic 116 liters, being able to reach 617 liters with the seats folded.

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Inside the e.wave X

There are three trim levels: Native, Urban and Metropolitan. The access finish is priced at 24,990 euros. In Spain, including the aid from the Moves III Plan, it can stay at 17,990 euros. The next finish, Urban, costs 27,990 euros and makes a significant leap in equipment. It comes standard with 18″ wheels, multimedia system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, heated front seats, parking sensors with rear camera, wireless charger for mobile phones, leather steering wheel and pre-acclimatization of the cabin with remote activation.

The first e.wave X vehicles to come off the assembly line will go to customers who have made a reservation since the beginning of the summer of this year. Once these reservation orders are completed, the configurator and sales opening will be available to the public from December 1, 2022.

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It will also have a cast version (pictured left)

In parallel, they have also presented the delivery version urban, the e.GO e.Xpress. This version comes with a very strong plastic body to reduce cost and life cycle repair time. It offers a cargo volume of up to 940 liters (depending on configuration selected) with a gross payload of up to 240kg. It will be available with the swappable battery and, depending on the selected configuration, it is expected to offer an urban range of up to 230 km. It will be offered to customers, companies and fleet operators both with the included battery and with a subscription model, in which the customer does not need to buy the battery but subscribes to the delivery and use of energy. The start of e.Xpress reservations is scheduled for November 2, 2022.

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