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.

What LBJ Really Said About Selma

"It's outrageous what's on TV. It looks like that man is in charge of the country."

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

What LBJ Really Said About Selma

"It's going to go from bad to worse."

Video

Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

Video

A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

Video

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

More in Technology

Just In