Cenntro Automotive will be promoting the world’s first modular electric compact utility vehicle today through Friday at the New Jersey Turfgrass Association’s Green Expo in Atlantic City.
Cenntro’s street-legal Metro CUV, made in Sparks, Nevada, is the first electric utility vehicle to offer modular options, ranging from a van box, to a refrigerated unit to three flatbed configurations.
“The Metro is an extremely versatile vehicle, especially for golf courses,” noted Peter Wang, CEO of Cenntro Automotive. “Combined with the affordable price and low cost of ownership, it delivers a great value.”
The Metro has a curb weight of 1,660 pounds, yet its payload capacity is rated at 1,400 pounds which gives it an impressive 75 percent payload ratio.
The Metro’s lead acid batteries, which squeeze out up to 209 miles per gallon electric equivalent, provide a range of up to 75 miles and can propel the vehicle to 35 mph. Cenntro cautions, however, that most U.S. states have a 25 mph speed limit for electric CUVs. (A Chinese version has a top speed of 60 mph.)
Three battery configurations are available. Charge time varies depending on the battery type and voltage used. The largest battery, rated at 10.8 kWh, will charge in 4-½ hours at 220 volts and provide up to 75 miles of driving range.
The reinforced ABS body is available in 12 colors. Air conditioning is optional. For more information, visit www.cenntroauto.com.