Two-seater Silence S04 electric car comes with removable trolley batteries

Two-seater Silence S04 electric car comes with removable trolley batteries

Barcelona, Spain-based electric scooter manufacturer Silence has just introduced the world to its Silence S04 two-seater electric car – a lightweight electric vehicle (EV) similar to a Renault Twizy.

The Silence S04 will be made available in two versions, and both will come with removable trolley batteries. While the Silence S04 tiny car is quite similar to the Renault Twizy, its closed doors are enough to make it stand apart. The manufacturer is perhaps aiming to follow a more conventional car design. To make better use of space, the two seats in the EV are not arranged next to or behind each other, but offset.

In dimensions, the Silence S04 is 2.33 meters long and 1.56 meters wide. Behind the uniquely arranged seats, there is another luggage compartment, which is said to be large enough to accommodate luggage, shopping bags and light sports equipment. However, the capacity of the compartment has yet to be specified.

One of the two versions of the EV is corresponding to the L6e class, while the other is corresponding to the L7e. The L6e version promises an output of 6 kW. Its engine is installed in the rear, and the removable battery has a capacity of 5.6 kWh. The maximum speed has been pegged at 45 km/h. The more powerful L7e version of the car stands out with a larger 11.2-kWh battery and 14kW electric motor, which is enough for up to 90 km/h.

Unveiling the Silence S04 EV, the manufacturer also presented a battery exchange station, indicating that removable trolley batteries will become a key part of a battery replacement system in the future. It not only shown the battery exchange station but also mentioned the conditions. The service will cost €20 per month.

Silence is best known for electric two-wheelers, such as the battery-powered S01, S02 and S03 e-scooters. The e-scooters with speeds of up to 60 mph are larger than most in the industry, but now the e-scooter manufacturer is going even bigger with the addition of the tiny electric car.

While the Spanish manufacturer has not yet declared when the Silence S04 lightweight EV will be launched on the market, it is widely expected to go on sale sometime in 2022. As mentioned above, the manufacturer has plans to make it available in two versions with a starting price tag of around €7,500 (US$8,700).