e.Go Life Next in test: Good entry level car, but … | life and knowledge

Launched as a university project, carmaker Next.e.Go returns a bankruptcy later with e.Go Life. He wants to convince like a little electric car in town. From the outside, the city road is attractive with its somewhat rounded, fast shape and sporty and wide rear. First impression: stylish!

It is 3.34 meters long and has a wheelbase of 2.20 meters. And as soon as they start moving, e.Go runs randomly through the city. It is still not fun during peak hours, but the stress level drops significantly.

The clear dimensions and electric movement make the city slalom much easier

Photo: factory

E.Go as a Special Edition Next comes with heated windows and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto

E.Go as a Special Edition Next comes with heated windows and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto

Photo: factory

Powered by a 78 hp engine from Bosch. IN sports mode presses it sensitively, only then does the range melt visibly.

If you run e.Go in Eco or Comfort mode, the 125 kilometers specified by WLTP is not a fairy tale. BECAUSE The battery has a capacity of 21.15 kWh, which is more than the Smart EQ fortwo.

Surprisingly well insulated, relatively little ambient noise penetrates inside. The chassis offers the typical comfort of a small car and the soft seats are in order.

A total of four people can be accommodated in the e.Go, although the two rear seats should only be used by small passengers. Otherwise it will be pet. Luggage holds up to 643 liters when you fold the rear seats – it fits that far.

Which is not the case with low-mounted interior mirrors. Disturbing the front view, other road users are sometimes completely covered. It is best to look back over your shoulder or over the side mirror. This works best.

Coach Fabian fits well in the second row

Coach Fabian fits well in the second row

Photo: AUTO BILD Syndicate

Practical: Isofix brackets in the front passenger seat and in the rear seats

The trunk swallows the essentials. Practical: Isofix brackets in the front passenger seat and in the rear seats

Photo: AUTO BILD syndicate

From the outside, the e.Go is decorated around the perimeter with a colored plastic leather. This forgives parking bumps without scratches and does not need to be painted – it reduces the use of chemicals and improves production.

Hard recycled plastic dominates the interior of the city car. These components are not particularly stylish, but they are functional. That’s worth it. At the request of Caritas Cologne, for example, a central keyboard was created that easily accommodates a disinfectant dispenser.

The e.Go spatial framework also turns out to be functional and environmentally friendly. Welded aluminum profiles form a frame up to the shoulder line.

Because exterior and interior elements are attached to these, homeowners can always decorate their e.Go.

The price, on the other hand, is quite high at 27,159 euros (without financing). If you take a closer look at the target group of e.Go Life, then they are city dwellers with higher profits. Those who use it as a second or third car and dare to drive the first kilometers of their electric car with e.Go Life. For people on a small budget who can not or do not want to do without a car, it is not really convenient.

Functional furniture and good seating position please.  The trunk swallows the essentials

Functional furniture and good seating position please

Photo: AUTO BILD syndicate

technical specifications

e.Go Life Edition Special Next

engine

electric, rear

pERFORMANCE

57 kW (78 hp)

Maximum torque

200 Nm

CAR

With one-speed rear / automatic wheels

Length width height

3348/1747 / 1582mm

1229 kg

trunk

143-643L

acceleration

0-50 km / h in 4.3 seconds

maximum speed

122 km / h

consumption

18.3 kWh / 100 km

charging time

3.7 to 9.6 hours

PRICE

from 27 159 euros (9570 euros financing is not included)

Conclusion

E.Go Life looks attractive and does not shake travelers. It has air conditioning and a modern infotainment system. However, the safe price in itself restrains the entertainment.

► Verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars

An article by AUTO BILD, number 44/2021

An article by AUTO BILD, number 44/2021

Photo: AUTO BILD

Leave a Comment