Opel is launching an additional member of its Sustainable Urban Mobility (SUM) vehicle family. Called Rocks-e Kargo, the small electric vehicle is designed to transport items in urban environments, perfect for emission-free last-mile deliveries. According to the classification of the European Union, the Rocks-e Kargo is a quadricycle rather than a car.
The Rocks-e Kargo is a rebadged Citroën My Ami Cargo. The passenger seat has been removed, replaced by a storage area that offers over 106 gallons (400 liters) of flexible cargo volume.
For longer items, the Rocks-e Kargo has an adjustable load floor, which can store items up to 47.2 inches (1.2 meters) long. It can carry a payload of up to 309 pounds (140 kilograms). For packages, pizza, or anything else that could fit in the cabin, the Rocks-e Kargo should do the trick.
What makes the Rocks-e Kargo a perfect urban cargo hauler is its tiny size, measuring just 94.9 inches (2.41 meters) long, 54.7 inches (1.39 m) wide and 59.8 inches (1.52m) tall. This allows the small electric vehicle to adapt to narrow lanes. It also has a turning radius of 283.5 in (7.2 m), which makes it very maneuverable.
Like the Rocks-e two-seater electric vehicle, the Opel Rocks-e Kargo produces 8 horsepower (6 kilowatts) of continuous power, with a maximum output of 12 hp (9 kW) for acceleration. The 5.5 kWh battery can be fully charged in around four hours via an AC household outlet. It has an electric range of up to 46.6 miles (75 kilometers) by WLTP standards.
Opel will start receiving orders for the Rocks-e Kargo in Germany and the Netherlands later this year. Other markets are expected to follow, although we don’t know if this will ever be offered in the US. Considering Stellantis offered the Citroën Ami for hire last year, that’s a possibility.