Saturday, October 20, 2012
Courb C-ZEN impresses with looks, test drive
Let's just say the Courb C-ZEN had a bit of a home-court advantage when Technologic Vehicles got to test drive the two-seat electric vehicle.
The French EV was put through its paces at the Paris Motor Show recently, and the little car was apparently impressive. Technologic Vehicles said the Courb was "very comfortable," had a "high-quality finish" and an "impressive" trunk that holds 400 liters (14.1 cubic feet).
The C-ZEN, which will also come in a pick-up version called the C-TOP, will start deliveries next year with a lease price of about 300 euros ($392 US at current exchange rates) per month and a purchase price of more than 25,000 euros ($32,690).
The car, which uses battery packs from Valence Technology, was first unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Back then, it was said the car would have a single-charge range of 125 miles and a top speed of 68 miles per hour. Technologic Vehicles didn't get a chance to test both those numbers out, but you can watch the 85-second test-drive video below.