While some take great pleasure in going to IKEA on Saturdays to buy a sofa, crockery and whatnot as a kit to assemble as soon as they get home, the Swedish giant is planning to market… an electric car! A car whose design was entrusted to designer Ryan Schlotthauer, in partnership with the French automobile giant Renault.
IKEA: soon an electric car kit, with Renault?
Indeed, they have developed a small electric vehicle, called Höga, whose design is obviously atypical. The latter indeed displays a length of 2.3m, but also (and above all) a height of 1.80m. The other particularity of this small electric car is that, like every self-respecting IKEA piece of furniture, the purchaser will have the difficult task of assembling it himself.
For this, it will be necessary to assemble no less than 374 parts, scrupulously respecting the instructions so as not to end up at the end of the assembly with a few remaining screws. From then on, we can proudly admire its construction, with a Höga which is obviously fitted with four tires, a real chassis and sufficient space on board to integrate a bicycle or even an armchair.
Obviously, no need to book your Saturday to go to your nearest IKEA, since this Höga is still at the simple concept stage, and must go through various stages of validation before arriving, one day perhaps, on the shelves. from the famous chain of stores. An electric car that is both ecological and affordable, since the latter could be sold at just over € 5,000 “only”.
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