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Lada Niva converted to electric

Niva, a sweet name and a mythical appellation for a legendary vehicle, bestseller of the Soviet then Russian manufacturer Lada, who put his people on the roads and accompanied them for decades everywhere, all the time. This little Puncture-proof 4X4, to look robust and at the simple mechanics, was appropriate and is still appropriate (it is still in production in Russia) Has both utilitarian and recreational, outsider still in tune with the times despite its 50 years of age.

Assertive oilman

Only downside, this model does not really shine by a contained fuel consumption, approaching on average the 10 or even 15 liters per 100 (in Western Europe, it was offered in conversion to LPG), with CO2 emissions which are also quite energy intensive. Nothing serious for use in campaigns – his favorite terrain – but more complicated at present in the big cities,

of increasingly restrictive traffic conditions.

Electric alternative

a German car preparer seems to have found the trick for combine the charm of Niva with the constraints of cities, by proposing a conversion to electric ! Instead of the heat engine now houses a electric motor, connected to a 30kWh battery allowing the machine to roll close to 200 kilometers in 100% electric. For the moment still at the stage of prototype, the first copy has been put up for sale by the company by being at the origin, baptized Elantrie, while waiting for a possible future marketing in small series …

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