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Meet ‘Tito’, the Argentine electric car that costs a quarter of the cheapest Tesla

The car has a range of 100 kilometers on an 8 hour charge and a top speed of 65 kilometers per hour.

May 7, 2021 2 min read

This article was translated using AI technologies from our Spanish edition. Errors can occur as a result of this process.

When you think about the environment and the next developments on the planet, brands are starting to produce products that are in keeping with our time and electric cars are becoming an upward trend. In this context, “Tito”, an electric car made in Argentina, came onto the market; the compact vehicle costs much less than the cheapest Tesla.

His name refers to the company founder Alberto ‘Tito’ Corapi. The design is inspired by the Chinese Today Sunshine M1 electric vehicles, which are already being sold in Mexico for $ 19,000.

Image via tito.coradir.com.ar.

Presale is currently available on the official Coradir website. The car has a range of 100 kilometers on an 8-hour charge and a top speed of 65 kilometers per hour.

The battery is made of lithium iron with 2000 charge and discharge cycles. A full charge takes about 8 hours and is plugged directly into a 220 V 50 Hz household socket.

The car is designed for four people and has, among other things, a 10-inch LED screen, a multimedia player, a radio, Bluetooth, a reversing camera, remote locking, electric windows and a folding rear seat.

However, Tito does not have important safety devices such as airbags, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) or stability control (ESP).

Image via tito.coradir.com.ar.

What does ‘Tito’ cost?

The Coradir Tito is priced at $ 15,000 (roughly 300,000 Mexican pesos) but will have a 20% discount during pre-sales per launch. This means the price is $ 12,000 plus VAT. A total of around 250,000 Mexican pesos. There are currently only 50 units available for reservation and will be delivered over an estimated period of 4 months.

Tesla’s cheapest electric car is the Model 3 in its simplest version, which is priced at 969,900 pesos in Mexico. This means that the ‘Tito’ costs practically a quarter of the cheapest Tesla if you buy it in advance, and less than a third, even without a discount.

Image via tito.coradir.com.ar.

It is important to mention that “Tito” has not yet been approved for use on public roads in Argentina. The company reported that the process is in the process of government approval and expects the “model configuration license” to be obtained by the end of May. In the meantime, the compact electricity can only circulate in limited spaces such as private quarters, factories, airports or industrial parks.

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