Cute Recreational EV Bee-Bee XS Debuts
There is no easy way for start-ups to introduce electric cars on the market, the barriers to entry are known to be very high, so here French company Bee Bee Automotive tries its hand at recreational vehicles.
The fun, utility vehilce, the Bee-Bee XS was presented in Geneva in it’s natural environment –the beach.
In practice, the Bee-Bee XS looks like something between a golf cart and a Bolloré Bluesummer. Still, it could attract some niche success, or even some hotel/resort business, but we are not sure if it trule achieve market success – time will tell.
- 10 kW (20 kW peak) induction motor
- 7.2 or 9.6 kWh lithium-ion battery (80 or 100 kg) and up to 110 km (68 miles) range with larger battery
- weight of 660 kg (1,455 lbs) without batteries (80 or 100 kg)
- top speed of 50 or 90 km/h
Despite all the efforts to develop and present at a major show, it seems that there are still funny bugs in the XS presentation on the stage – with a display noting the “20 kWh” induction motor and “9.6 kW” battery: