Citroen reveals its electric family car of the future made of cardboard with tyres that last for years – for just £22k | The Sun

QUIRKY French carmaker Citroen has revealed a radical new concept car that shows what its future family motors might look like.

The Citroen oli is an electric car with a 248-mile range that's made from 50% recycled material, but is 100% recyclable.

Citroen is keen to prove that more can be achieved with less and thinks cars are generally too large and unnecessarily complicated.

Citroën CEO, Vincent Cobée said: "A typical mid-70s family car weighed around 800kg and was 3.7 m long and 1.6m wide.

"Today’s equivalents have grown to more than 1200kg, at least 4.3 m long and 1.8m wide. Some even weigh more than 2500kg.

"Legal and safety requirements have driven some of this, but if the trend continues and we carry on parking these vehicles 95% of each day and driving 80% of journeys with a single occupant."

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As a result, the oli weighs around one tonne, produces no emissions and its roof and bonnet panels are made from cardboard and fibreglass.

Citroen has also made the oli's front and rear bumpers exactly the same, to cut down on costs and environmental impact.

The same goes for its verticle screen, which is not only a quirky design feature, but is also much less labour and material intensive.

The oli's 20-inch wheels are made from aluminium and steel and are cheaper to produce than traditional alloys.


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Plus, the tyres on those wheels are custom-made by Goodyear and will last 62,000 miles rather than the usual 20,000.

Inside you slot your smartphone into the dash and it powers the system displayed by a screen, which cuts down on the number of semiconductors required.

The interior is 3D printed and carefully thought-out to reduce the amount of material needed.

Although just a concept for now, the oli shows what Citroen has planned and points to an electric family car that will cost in the region of £22,000.

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