The Liux Geko is a tiny electric car made by a Spanish startup called Liux that is truly sustainable. The electric car’s body material is said to be made from plants. The startup claims the tiny urban EV is a smaller, more affordable follow-up to the Animal crossover due in late 2022. Plus, this electric car follows the same environmental principles as Animal.
The tiny electric car, called the Liux Geko, has the typical one-box proportions of a tiny commuter. It has some sporty body features like sculpted bumpers, big wheels and sleek LED lights. However, the car’s standout feature is its body material, which is said to have been developed using sustainable biocomposites. This sustainable material has been used for the monocoque and bodywork. It is made from flax fibers and bio-based resin.
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The startup claims it intentionally left the material unpainted to showcase its carbon fiber-inspired weave pattern. The manufacturer is also using the 3D printing process to develop the body of the EV. The process claims to have helped the company reduce the time it takes to manufacture electric vehicles and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Dimensionally, the EV measures just 2,700mm in length and 1,500mm in width. This makes the EV 290mm longer and 110mm wider than the Citroen Ami. However, it still falls into the smaller range of vehicles that drive on European roads. As the startup claims, this could be the perfect urban EV with high utility.
Classified as an L7e heavy-duty four-wheeler, the Liux Geko weighs just 550kg and is powered by an electric motor mounted on the rear axle, producing a peak power of 20 horsepower. The electric motor draws its energy from an essentially modular 13 kWh battery pack, the manufacturer claims. The battery pack ensures a range of 150 kilometers on a single charge. The battery pack also claims to be recyclable and future-proof for upcoming technological advancements.
First published date: May 9, 2023 at 12:05pm CST