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New Opel Rocks-e KARGO: electric minibus


The German manufacturer is expanding its range of Opel Rocks-e passenger cars with a delivery version. At just 2.41 meters long, 1.39 meters wide and 1.52 meters high, the Rocks-e KARGO offers over 400 liters of functional cargo space. With a turning circle of only 7.20 meters, the ATV can maneuver freely in the narrowest lanes.

The representative of the SUM (Sustainable Urban Mobilty) segment from the offer of the German manufacturer has an electric range of up to 75 kilometers (WLTP1) and is perfect for delivering courier parcels, pizza or medicine, especially within the city. Orders for the Opel Rocks-e KARGO will be available this year, initially only in Germany and the Netherlands. Availability in other markets is also planned in the future.

Opel Rocks-e KARGO: innovative delivery vehicle

Where a standard 2-seater Rocks-e has a passenger seat, the Rocks-e KARGO has a modular cargo area separated from the cockpit by a vertical partition. However, the driver has the same space and comfort as the passenger version of the car.

New Opel Rocks-e KARGO: electric minibus

Access to the transported cargo is possible both through the passenger door and directly from the driver's seat. In the latter case, it is enough just to tilt the horizontal cover of the commodity compartment towards the window. If unloading is to be done through the passenger door, the cover must be folded up. The lid itself in a horizontal position has a load capacity of up to 40 kg and a non-slip surface, so it can be used as a practical table. In the outlined recesses there is a place for invoices, and for an A4 notebook with a clip, and even for a laptop or tablet. Slightly taller and taller, but still within easy reach, there is another fold-out compartment for small items like sunglasses, a calendar or pens. The height of the table and glove box does not restrict the view in any direction.

New Opel Rocks-e KARGO: electric minibus

For even more cargo space functionality, the cover can be completely removed and stowed away behind the driver's seat. This allows you to carry larger and taller items. In addition, Opel Rocks-e KARGO has an adjustable platform on the passenger side. It can be locked at seat level to split the cargo area in half, or lowered completely to the floor. Then objects up to 1.20 m long can fit in the vehicle. The minimalist Rocks-e KARGO offers a total of more than 400 liters of cargo space with a load capacity of 140 kg.

Electric, custom, practical: all the benefits of Rocks-e

Just like in a passenger car, the Opel Rocks-e KARGO electric motor delivers a constant output of 6 kW/8 hp, which can be increased to 9 kW/12 hp during acceleration, for example. It takes about four hours to fully charge the 5.5 kWh battery from a household outlet. The three-meter charging cable is installed permanently - just pull it out of the passenger door. Opel also offers an adapter for using public charging stations.

New Opel Rocks-e KARGO: electric minibus

The Rocks-e KARGO also features a distinctive two-tone front and rear and a new face for the brand with the Opel Vizor front apron. LED headlights and turn signals are standard. Side skirts and body panels emphasize the solidity of the design. The doors on both sides of the car look the same, except that the passenger's doors open as standard, while the driver's door opens upwind. The standard panoramic glass sunroof – unique to this type of vehicle – enhances the interior and creates a pleasant atmosphere.

The new Opel Rocks-e KARGO will join Opel's sustainable urban mobility portfolio in selected markets later this year.

Photos: Opel

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Новый Opel Rocks-e KARGO: электрический микроавтобус
New Opel Rocks-e KARGO: electric minibus