Picture of the Day: Futuristic Car Debuts at Auto Show

RTR2R8AQ.jpg

At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday, German automaker Opel unveiled the Opel RAK e Concept, an electric vehicle for two people that can travel 100 kilometers for one euro, or 62 miles for $1.37, which doesn't have quite the same ring to it. It would take three hours to power up and can travel at a maximum speed of 75 miles per hour.

The RAK e is said to be constructed from affordable materials, so that if it ever moves out of the concept phase it could be a realistic option for urban dwellers, though Opel has not stated an estimated sticker price.

Image: Reuters.
Presented by

Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it. They are repulsed by it."

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

Video

What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

Video

Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

Video

Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

Video

How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

More in Technology

Just In