A German brand named Ari offers one of the lowest-priced mini-electric transporter in the European market. The name Ari comes from the Japanese language and means an ant.The versatility is the main feature of the series of conveyors offered by Ari Motors. Practically for each purpose there is an appropriate upgrade, that is, the performance of the working mini-electric vehicles. The offer includes a version with an ordinary loading platform, a “suitcase” and even a treadmill. For more specific needs, there is also the possibility of producing a version with a refrigerated cargo space or a topper.
The upgrades are made in a small plant near Prague. The platform for electric goods vehicles is delivered by the Chinese manufacturer Jianyuan EV. The company has been developing and producing electric vehicles since 1982. The current production exceeds 50,000 vehicles per year. In addition to the mini-transporter, Ari Motors also offers a passenger version, starting at 9,000 euros. The price for the basic model with open cargo platform ARI 458 is 11,700 euros, including a battery. The energy consumption is about eight kilowatt hours per hundred kilometers. With a width of 1.29 meters and a length of 3.15 meters, the vehicle has a load of 450 kg. With a full battery you can drive up to 150 kilometers. The additional solar cells can provide energy for another 30 kilometers.