KYBURZ EROD: ELECTRIC POWER + FUN

Meet the Kyburz #erod

The erod is a car that you can’t help but fall for the moment you climb into the driving seat: An 100% electric sports car designed purely for raw driving pleasure, on the road as well as on the track.

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Despite the fact that it is a one-of-a-kind car, it’s fairly elusive and not yet a name that even those in the UK EV community haven’t necessarily heard of… yet. All that is about to change, as the erod is set to make its UK debut next week.

Made in Swizerland by Kyburz AG, the erod is a unique road legal sports car, that is perfect for drivers seeking a powerful electric drive and a vehicle designed for handling.

Also available as a self-build, the erod will have huge appeal to the kit-car community as it is the only electric car on the market at the moment that can be purchased as a kit. As the system works on a low-voltage, it is safe to be built by anyone, not just the pros.

Technical spec (Road-Legal “Fun” Version):

Weight (including battery): 600kg

Battery: 17.3kWh, 96V/200Ah

Power: 45kW/140Nm

Range: 183km

Top Speed: 120km/h

With thanks to Speedwear for racewear and helmet

Plus, the erod seriously packs a punch when you put your foot down, accelerating from 0-80km/h in just 4 seconds. I expect to see a lot of these cars at UK circuits for experience days, especially as electric cars give circuits the opportunity to monetise their required “silent” days

In fact, with the possibility of race-spec versions on the horizon, I have high hopes to see a motorsport series in the future. With the right tyres they really drift well too, if that’s your thing.

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Kyburz AG is an SME founded in Switzerland in 1991 by owner and CEO Martin Kyburz. The company design and produce electric vehicles for industrial and delivery purposes, as well as for commercial use. 11,000 + Kyburz vehicles are currently in use around the world, with the best-known model being a delivery vehicle for the postal service.

Their philosophy is: To develop products that have a positive impact on people and the environment.

I’ve been lucky enough to experience driving the erod in Swiss and Belgian cities, across winding Swiss landscapes, and on a handling circuit in Germany. It’s definitely an EV experience like no other. As a huge fan of this car, I am incredibly excited to be bringing the first ever erod into the UK and will be part of the team demonstrating the car over the next few months in lots of different locations.

The erod making its UK debut next week will be a left-hand drive, with the first right-hand drive model (Serial number 001) going to the very first official erod UK customer in 2018. Pricing is still to be announced, with the car available fully-built or as a kit.

You can find out more about the erod and its UK debut here, as well as follow on social media:

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I will also be documenting my personal experiences on Twitter and Instagram as the erod takes to the roads of the UK for the first time.

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