e.GO Life delays prompt small series for pre-orders
The German electric car startup e.GO Mobile has again announced delays for its first model its e.GO Life. Although the first vehicles of the e.GO Life First Edition will be handed over to pre-orderers from 9 May, the first freely configurable copies of the model are not expected to go on sale until the autumn of this year.
In an e-mail sent to our editorial staff, the company explained “Since our suppliers will not approve the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) for road use until autumn 2019 and we did not want to keep our pre-orderers waiting any longer, we first had to be content with a small series approval for which no ESP is required.” This means that by autumn only 1,000 e.GO Life can be produced, which will initially be throttled (53 kW) and equipped without recuperation.
The e.GO Life First Edition has a WLTP range of 89 km, an acceleration 0-50 km/h: 3.5 sec, a maximum speed of 132 km/h and a cruising speed of 116 km/h. The small and light minicar has a charging time of 6 hours (0-95%; type 2 plug, single-phase) and a gross price of 24.650 € (plus delivery) before government subsidies.
The German startup company said they are working at “full speed” on the homologation of the freely configurable variants of e.GO Life so that their pre-orderers of e.GO Life 20, 40 and 60 can also receive their vehicles as soon as possible. These models are expected to go on sale in autumn 2019.
Just last month the startup presented the e.GO Life in Geneva, where they also showed their e.GO Mover minibus and the Life Concept Sport.