Metair unveils electric vehicle concept showcasing its battery technology

Engineering News 14 March 2013.

Automotive component manufacturer and distributor Metair on Thursday unveiled a completely homebuilt electric car, named the Met-Elec-R60.

The aim of this internal project, launched in July last year, was to produce an electric car within four months and with a bill-of-materials cost of less than R60 000.

The R60 000 includes all the components of the car should it be produced on a large scale and excludes labour. Development costs of the vehicle amounted to R500 000…

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