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Swiss Mindset reveals E-Motion sports EV

Not from the Italian side of Switzerland...

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

'Leccy Tech New pictures have emerged of Swiss car company Mindset's electric fast-back coupé type thing-a-me-jig, the E-Motion.

Mindset E-Motion

Mindset's E-Motion: not good for baldies...

An extended-range leccy vehicle like the Chevy Volt, the E-Motion will be driven by a 70kW electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack that will provide a range of around 65 miles. Once the plug-in charge is exhausted, power will be supplied by a generator connected to a 630cc 24bhp V2 petrol engine – presumably sourced from a friendly motorcycle manufacturer. The E-Motion also has a regenerative braking system and solar panels in the roof what will, according to Mindset, recharge the battery in “a few days”.

Mindset E-Motion

...or design buffs, we'd suggest

Designed by former Volkswagen styling chief and Mindset company founder Murat Günak, the E-Motion sports some interesting styling cues, including retro circular headlights and 22in open wheels with ultra-low profile tyres.

Mindset E-Motion

Interior needs ministry

It seems the gull-wing doors that appeared on the original prototype shown back in February have fallen by the wayside, though.

The car's Top speed is said to be 75mph and the 0-60 time in the order of six seconds. The key to getting such tarmac-melting performance from such a small power plant? The whole car only weighs 800kg, a figure achieved with the help of plastic body panels and a tubular aluminium chassis.

The E-Motion is due to into production next year and will sell for around the €50,000 mark ($63,440/£41,376) though there is no news about a right-hand drive version. Mindset is hoping to shift 10,000 units a year once production gets into full swing, and we wish it the best of luck because, frankly, that styling just doesn't do it for us.

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