Courb C-ZEN Finally On Sale in France

3 years ago by Mark Kane 7

Courb C-ZEN

Courb C-ZEN

Courb C-ZEN

Courb C-ZEN

France has one more electric car model on the market as local company Courb began production of C-ZEN in late April in Saint-Priest near Lyon, France.

This is a two-seater, like the electric smart. But from this point on, most of the parameters are weaker than the smart ed, like a 12.4 kWh battery pack and just 15 kW electric motor. No thrills for 25,000 (but still a few grand cheaper than the electric smart). In France, after incentives, the price falls to 18,750.

Range is claimed to be 120 km or 75 miles.  Top speed is 110 km/h (68 mph).

The two first units were recently delivered, but according to Courb this is just the beginning because plans for this year call for 700 cars to be delivered and then twice that figure next year.

Besides the passenger version L7E, there is delivery version N1 MODEL.

Technical description L7E MODEL

Courb C-ZEN

Courb C-ZEN

Sizes

Height: 1429 mm
Length: 3288 mm
Overall width of 1926 mm
Wheelbase: 2358 mm
Empty weight: 713 kg
Payload: 210 kg
GVW: 1 000 kg
Cargo Capacity: 400 L
Turning radius: 5.12 m

Power

Maximum speed: 110 km / h
0-50 km / h: 5.8 s
0-90 km / h: 19 s
Autonomy: 120 km
Emissions: 0 g CO2/km

Courb C-ZEN

Courb C-ZEN

Traction and braking

Lithium-Ion 12.1 kWh
Supervisor and drive controlled by CANbus
Asynchronous electric motor 15 kW
Differential gear
Disc brakes on all 4 wheels
Tyres 175/65 R 15 (with option 195/45 R 17)

Equipments and accessories series

Alloy wheels
Heating electric defrost
Receiver
Reversing camera
View by two digital screens
Power Windows
Reclining Seats

Technical description N1 MODEL

Sizes

Height: 1429 mm
Length: 3423 mm
Overall width of 1926 mm
Wheelbase: 2358 mm
Empty weight: 740 kg
Payload: 250 kg
GVW : 1 065 kg
Cargo Capacity: 540 L
Turning radius: 5.12 m

Power

Performance
Maximum speed : 110 km / h
0-50 km / h : 5.8 s
0-90 km / h : 19 s
Autonomy : 120 km
Emissions : 0 g CO2/km

Traction and braking

Lithium- Ion 12.4 kWh
Supervisor and drive controlled by CANbus
Asynchronous electric motor 15 kW
Differential gear
Disc brakes on all 4 wheels
Tyres 175/65 R 15 (with option 195 /45 R 17)

Equipments and accessories series

Alloy wheels
Heating electric defrost
Receiver
Reversing camera
View by two digital screens
Power Windows
Reclining Seats

Courb C-ZEN

Courb C-ZEN

Courb C-ZEN

Courb C-ZEN

Courb C-ZEN

Courb C-ZEN

Courb C-ZEN

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7 responses to "Courb C-ZEN Finally On Sale in France"

  1. Bonaire says:

    Well, the Leaf just got prettier.

    1. Anon says:

      Ouch!

  2. Warren says:

    OK,reasonable replacement for the 2CV, the second most popular car ever produced. Now if only people were willing to give up the late twentieth century fantasy of living rooms on wheels.

  3. Spec9 says:

    I . . . uh . . . maybe the i3 ain’t so bad.

    How about removing the roof so it looks like the VW Thing?

  4. jmac says:

    If one wished to create a visual representation of “A Bad Hair Day” this car might be it.

    The old 2cv provided inexpensive transportation around Europe right after the War.

    Bare bones transportation just like the VW Beetle.

    No frills. I remember running out of gas on the autobahn with my Bug because it had no gas gauge, only a mechanical lever on the floor that you kicked over when you ran out of gas. It gave you an extra 2 gallons or so of gas. No gas gauge and No oil pressure gauge either.

    Wow.

    When I was a student I got lots of rides in the Deux Cheveux and actually lived to tell about it.

    The idea that vehicles might just be used to take a person from point A to point B was lost decades ago.

    Nowadays, even strictly utilitarian vehicles must meet rigorous minimum luxury and style standards, especially in Eu and USA.

    Just getting from here to there is no longer enough.

    1. Warren says:

      “Just getting from here to there is no longer enough.”

      Check back in 20 years.

  5. Surya says:

    While I wish them the best, I can’t see this being a success.
    It looks a bit too weird
    The specs are all quite low, making it a niche product
    The price is not all that low.

    What kind of charging capabilities does it have?