If you haven’t heard about Bee-Bee Automotive until now, don’t worry because you’re not the only one.
The small French car manufacturer started business back in 2013 as a start-up project looking for investors, and it’s the result of a joint venture between the automotive supplier VT2I and the niche vehicle manufacturer Beta Epsilon.
Now, it appears that the company managed to be present at one of the most important Motor Shows of the year with its first product: the XS.
According to its creators, the XS it’s a leisure-oriented simple little, lightweight cabriolet. It weighs only 660 kilograms (1,455 lbs), has four doors, four seats, completely washable interior and it features a simple digital display. In other words, the XS is a modern, electric Citroen Mehari.
The automobile comes with a mid-mounted 10 kW electric motor (20 kW during acceleration peaks), while the lithium-ion batteries that powers it can be commissioned in in two power levels, 7.2 kWh and 9.6 kWh. Based on these powertrains, the car can achieve a maximum top speed of 50 km/h and 90 km/h, respectively, while getting up to 100 km (62 miles) of range.
Interested? Well, you can order one for $30,000.