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This Is The Beijing Auto ArcFox-1 City Car Concept

Published on May 12, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

This Is The Beijing Auto ArcFox-1 City Car Concept

This is the Beijing Auto ArcFox-1 concept car, a small convertible with wide black wheel arches and trendy blue decorations. The ArcFox-1 previews a future electric city car, just think a roof on and you got it. The ‘ArcFox’ name is going to be a new brand making fashionable electric cars, as opposed to cheap electric cars. ArcFox also showed a wild electric supercar which might see production in s small series.

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It looks absolutely cool with its straight and simple lines, bull bar at the back, and closed wheels with some more blue inside.

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The interior seems pretty much ready to go. The steering wheel will change for sure, but the rest of the electronics looks production-possible.

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Interestingly, it has a ‘My drinks’ system on board, with touch buttons for Espresso, Americano, and Cappuccino, with one graphic showing temperature. However, I didn’t see anything resembling a coffee machine, so it is probably just an idea for the car connecting with a nearby Starbucks and ordering stuff. Still a good plan…

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ArcFox logo on the wheel Light wood very good. Beijing Auto released a few specifications. Size: 3027/1680/1446, and wheelbase is 1870. Range is 200 kilometer and top speed 120 kilometer per hour.

The ArcFox-1 seems closely related to the 2015 Beijing Auto EX concept. The EX had a bubble roof and was slightly smaller. The EX was based on the Italian Tazzari Zero electric mini car.

In 2015 I was contacted by Tazzari, with them saying, somewhat oddly, that “the dual airbags on- board should be available for late 2016”. Nothing more. Intrigued, I wrote back asking for more information about their cooperation with Beijing Auto, just to get a short reply “we prefer to not disclose any information at this time”.

I left it at that. But now there is the ArcFox-1. Bigger and better, but still clearly inspired by the Zero. I will try to get in touch with Tazzari again, and update when I get a reply.

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Black rear end looks brilliant with bright red lights.

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The front is a LED display but it didn’t show any messages. “I am a fox!”. ArcFox badge, resembling a head of a skinny arctic fox, on the bonnet. Nice little car, will sell well.

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