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Two-seat microcar will be positioned below the Corsa and will be priced at a level that nearly any driver can afford, Opel says



Opel is aiming its Rocks-e at commuters in cities and at young drivers.

The two-seat full-electric microcar will go on sale in Germany in the autumn. Other markets will follow later, Opel said in a statement.

The Rocks-e is based on the Ami sold by Stellantis sister brand Citroen.

It car will be positioned below the Corsa small hatchback and will be priced at a level that nearly any driver can afford, from young beginners to urban commuters, Opel said.

The entry-level price for the Rocks-e will be siginificantly less than for a small car and the monthly leasing cost will be similar to that of a ticket for local public transportation, the brand said.

Opel did not disclose pricing. The basic version of the Ami costs 6,990 euros ($8,221) in France.
The Rocks-e is classed as a quadricycle because of its small size and low speed, so it can be driven from the age of 15 in Germany with a light motor vehicle licence and some other European countries.


The Rocks-e can seat two people and has a luggage volume of up to 63 liters in the passenger footwell.

Opel says the Rocks-e closes the gap between scooters and passenger cars, offering electric mobility with protection from wind and rain.

Like the Ami, the Rocks-e is only 2410 mm long. It's 1390 mm wide, excludiing the exterior mirrors.

The vehicle weighs just 471 kg, about the same as a battery pack fitted in a conventional full-electric car.

The car's range will be about 75 km (47 miles) on a full charge, which can be achieved in 3.5 hours on a household electric socket, Opel says. The Rocks-e is powered by a 5.5-kilowatt-hour battery and has a top speed of 45 kph (32 mph).


The microcar weighs just 471 kgs, about the same as a battery pack fitted in a conventional full-electric car. The Rocks-e's doors open in opposite directions.

Opel will include an adapter cable for public charging, but the car will not be able to use fast-charging stations.
The Rocks-e's 14-inch wheels and turning circle of just 720 mm means the car can fit into very small parking spaces.
 
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With a top speed of 32 MPH it would be a mobile sleeping policeman & mobile chicane all rolled into one that will slow all the traffic up.

Don't like the cheapo bright yellow door pull straps, Adam Opel must be turning in his grave.

Looks like a total death trap an undertakers top pick & best buy for drumming up some new business Rupert, Opel should advertise it in Coffin weekly magazine..
 

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Opel's Rockie EV car only does a 47 miles commute the range is total garbage. Detroit was producing EV cars that had a much better range than that way back in 1911.


Detroit Electric made in Michigan ran 211.3 on a single charge, with no dodgy LG Chem South Korean batteries either.

Anderson EV cars (Later changed to Detroit Electric EV cars) were advertised as reliably getting 80 miles (130 km) between battery recharging, although in one test a Detroit Electric ran 211.3 miles (340.1 km) on a single charge.

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Detroit Electric 211 miles on a single charge a fine car in it's day, it has better range than some of the crap electric cars Opel are producing 110 years later.


Opel Rocky-e EV only has a 47 mile range that is total garbage.
 

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GM Hong Guang MINI EV$4,000 is a super value for money.


GM Hong Guang MINI EV has a bigger rear cargo area with rear seats down


GM Hong Guang has 4 seat compare to 2 in the Micky Mouse Opel Rocks-e







If you are one of those really want to impress the Jones down at the local Disneyland golf club to put your clubs & beers in the back. Hong Guang MINI EV pick-up

Maybe GM could import it's $4,000 Hong Guang MINI EV thats a much better spec EV.

Disneyland pensioner mobile shootout.

Disneyland admissions prices
GM Hong Guang MINI EV$4,000
Micky Mouse's Opel Rocks-e $8,221

Disneyland trekking range ability
GM Hong Guang MINI EV 75-106 miles
Micky Mouse's Opel Rocks-e 47miles

Disneyland quickest golf cart
GM Hong Guang MINI EV 62 MPH
Micky Mouse's Opel Rocks-e 32 MPH

Disneyland ride seating capacity
GM Hong Guang MINI EV 4 cramped seats
Micky Mouse's Opel Rocks-e 2 cramped seats

Disneyland golf cart cargo area
GM Hong Guang MINI EV one suitcase, a lot more with the rear seat folded down.
Micky Mouse's Opel Rocks-e 1 handbag in passengers footwell



This would be a tough choice to make "EJD1984" not much to choose between the two they both seem like torture, if you really twisted my arm behind my back made me pick one for a Disney retirement EV, it would have to be the F-150 lightning EV at the moment, l don't think l could live with either of the death traps on the road, the GM Hong Guang MINI EV would be the best for the golf course as l don't want t pay a fortune to play golf in one, but l would not put a family member in a death trap to use on the road
 
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LOL

"Cheap" & "Opel" in the title just about sums this thread up very well
 

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I can see these zipping around Walt Disney World, Beach and Retirement Communities.
I doubt it. A golf cart is easier to get in and out of and much roomier 😀

These are perfect for old European cities with narrow streets and slow traffic. As a bonus they are short enough to not have to parallel park so you can park nose or tail to the curb, which allows way more parking.
 

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Ugh..Opel and another clown car.

Why are we still getting Opel news?.....Doesn't STELLANTIS own that trash brand now?
 

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Ugh..Opel and another clown car.

Why are we still getting Opel news?.....Doesn't STELLANTIS own that trash brand now?
Probably because it has a long and "storied" history and with gm, along with a certain few here who have an attraction or an affinity to them. ;) :rolleyes:
 

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These are perfect for old European cities with narrow streets and slow traffic. As a bonus they are short enough to not have to parallel park so you can park nose or tail to the curb, which allows way more parking.
Agree. Europe is completely different world for vehicles. Last time I was there we had to take a break after an hour of driving, here most people drive 3-5 hours straight and think nothing of it.

Those old cities are perfect for vehicles like this!
 

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Agree. Europe is completely different world for vehicles. Last time I was there we had to take a break after an hour of driving, here most people drive 3-5 hours straight and think nothing of it.

Those old cities are perfect for vehicles like this!
I tell you, They cannot imagine an Expedition XL with Chrome hurtling down towards them at 90MPH for 4 hours on end.. which is normal here…
 

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Probably because it has a long and "storied" history and with gm, along with a certain few here who have an attraction or an affinity to them. ;) :rolleyes:
Well those who still love Opel need to be sold to the French like Opel,then both Opel and its devotees can be taken out back and violently euthanized.
 
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