care 500

German energy supply company mk-group Holding has come out with the CARe 500, an electric car based on the Fiat 500, and with this one, you can choose to buy it with or without batteries.

Erm, that’s right. Fully-loaded, a CARe 500 goes for 36,900 euros, with various subsidies reducing this amount. Buy one without the batteries and the cost begins from 23,900 euros. Of course you’ll need batteries for the needed juice to get the car going, and these you can “rent” for 150 euros per month; the cost includes a flat-rate fee for electricity.

“The advantage of purchasing the car without batteries is that, for 150 euros per month, you will always have fully functional batteries at your disposal, you don’t have to actually purchase the most expensive part of an electric car and fuel is included at a flat rate,” says mk-group Holding’s CEO Richard Kristek.

Manufactured by Swedish company EVadapt, the CARe 500 is a series production vehicle with a fully electric drive, and offers a range of 120 km and a maximum speed of 120 kph. It recharges in six to eight hours using a normal 230V power socket, and a service network of approximately 650 branches ensure the mobility of these electric cars.