ACM wants to build versatile e-dwarf with Magna

ACM wants to build versatile e-dwarf with Magna-build

The Munich manufacturer ACM wants to mix the E-car scene with a cheap small car. The “City One” does not aim so much on private clients, but above all on taxi companies, leasing companies and other fleet operators – especially in Asia or Africa. Now ACM has won the Canadian-Austrian Group Magna as a partner, reports the “Handelsblatt”.

“This is an important basis for our company,” is CEO Paul Leibold quoted, which wants to present the “City One” for the first time at the IAA trade fair. For ACM the cooperation is equal to a knight. Countless start-ups would like to come into business with the Canadian-Austrian contract manufacturer. “They only use their resources and engineers when they believe in the project,” says Karl-Thomas Neumann. The former Opel boss sits in the Advisory Council of ACM.

ACM stands for “Adaptive City Mobility”. According to the report, Munichers want to build a 950 kilo of lightweight vehicle, which can accommodate up to five people, can also be used as a small transporter and creates possible range fails out of the world with a change battery. Signed are already intentional declarations for the paragraph of 208.000 vehicles, it says. Create a lot of space, that was a premise of ACM. The back seat can be folded down, so fits in the cargo room a whole euroinalette. “It is possible to put you with a forklift truck,” LEIBOLE is quoted.

The 53-year-old Leibold is known in car tours, worked at BMW at the electric car I3. Since 2013, the industrial engineer has been pursuing its ACM idea. It is funded by a consortium of the Federal Ministry of Economics, including the Fraunhofer Institute and Siemens were on board. Now the start-up with Magna wants to take the step out of the development phase in the production. The first test vehicles should be produced in 2023, at the latest in early 2024 the mass production in works in Asia should start.

So far, Leibold collected around 40 million euros in investor money, it says at the “Handelsblatt”. Currently, a new and significantly larger round of financing. ACM is in conversations with several strategic investors, among others from the Arab and Asian region. With one reason for the interest: The City One is well suited for urban transport in countries that build a network of superchargers unlike Europe or the United States.

ACM wants to create flexibility in other ways. The vehicle has a permanently installed lithium-ion battery as well as removable batteries, which together enable a range of up to 240 kilometers. The ten to twelve kilos heavy exchange batteries are in the trunk, optionally they can also be carried on the roof and exchanged with just a few simple steps. The batteries of the vehicle equipped with 48 volts can be charged at each household socket in eight hours, on a charging station in five hours.

The ACM City One costs 10 depending on equipment 10.000 to 15.000 EURO. A low price, which is unlikely to lower Neumann through production and development. That’s why ACM tries with advertising revenue. The vehicle has on the tailgate up to 40-inch monitor, which can be played on the digital advertising. According to ACM calculations, fleet operators can take at least 3000 euros annually, which ACM wants to share with advertising partners and fleet operators.

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3 thoughts on “ACM wants to build versatile e-dwarf with Magna”

  1. Interesting approach ..

    Wait and drink tea if that is ever implemented.

    It is funded by a consortium of the Federal Ministry of Economics, including the Fraunhofer Institute and Siemens were on board.

    Aha … taxpayers or companies?

    The first test vehicles should be produced in 2023, at the latest in early 2024 the mass production in works in Asia should start

    How does it fit together except that it is cheap …

    It remains exciting

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  2. With the »City One« ACM wants

    “Build a 950 kilo of lightweight vehicle, which can accommodate up to five people, can also be used as a small transporter and creates possible range fails out of the world with a change battery.”

    Interesting concept, but it works differently: With the “New Mia” Fox E-Mobility AG wants a 950 kg (!) Lightweight 1-4 seater minibus (car M1) build, which has a battery module with 25 kWh on board in the basic equipment, that at any time With a second, same module (!) can be supplemented to reach the range of 250 to approx. Expand 450 km. The New Mia is scheduled for 2023 in the market and in the EU with taxes and before promotion from 16.€ 500 costs:

    Wolfbrecht GOsebert-build
    
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  3. I can not hear it soon or. Reading Who wants to come up with small e-vehicles on the market, there are big partners on board, money collected and a few years later is concluded.

    Even though it would be nice to find one of this project in greater number on the streets, so I see a chance of cheap e-cars at the big car companies. If your premium customers have been largely serviced and then searching for further sales lines, then they find that you can also make sales and profit with cheap e-car for low-income sales and profit.

    So I expect in a few years from the big manufacturers E-cars to 16.000 Euros without a premium and if there is still a premium, then without a manufacturer’s share (which is previously pushed on the price on the price) and only for e-cars under 20.000 euro – good earners do not need a bonus.

    Many inexpensive and lightweight e-cars also have the advantage that not as many 2-ton electric floors through the city and about highways grass, which would massively reduce resource consumption.

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