Taking the Metro EV SUV in the NYIAS

Taking the Metro EV SUV in the NYIAS

From the company that brought us the Citelec and the KOMBI EV,Cenntro Automotive is taking a bite out of a big green apple. The big apple is New York, of course, the green is the electric machine, the METRO All Electric Utility Vehicle, unveiled at the New York International Auto show (NYIAS).

Cenntro Automotive’s website says The METRO:

First electric utility vehicle to use a modular concept
Can be fitted with various components to meet many different needs
Street legal, designed with safety in mind
Manufactured in Cenntro’s facility in Sparks, Nevada
First vehicle in its class produced in the United States

The METRO can achieve a range of up to 75 miles, speed of up to 25 mph, an MPGe of 209, up to 6.2 M/Kwh, payload capacity of 1,400 pounds, and a payload ratio at 75% (payload over curb weight). The vehicle’s efficient design puts less stress on the lead-acid battery, which extends battery life and travel distance.

Cenntro’s proprietary design achieves high efficiency with low production costs, allowing it to be sold at the best price in its class. It is also designed to have minimal maintenance and a long life.

“The METRO is a great vehicle for all types of businesses,” noted Peter Wang, CEO of Cenntro Automotive. “It has many functions, including hauling, recycling, landscaping, and delivery. With an affordable price and low cost of ownership, it provides a great value.”

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.