Burton Electric is a kit roadster built on the chassis of Citroen's 2CV

It's built on the same Citroen 2CV chassis as its gasoline-burning sibling, but there's one significant difference: it runs on battery power. The Burton Electric, hailed as "the world's most sustainable sportscar" by Burton, boasts a meager curb weight of 1,631 pounds.

The electrified kit roadster is equipped with a 16-kWh lithium-iron-phosphate battery pack and features a 25-kW electric motor that puts out 89 pound-feet of torque. The electrified Burton has a claimed range of 87 miles and tops out at the highway-capable speed of 75 miles per hour.

Priced from €38,000 ($56,468 U.S. at the current exchange rate), owning the Burton Electric doesn't come cheap, but it's without competition, so we don't see its lofty price tag as being a huge problem. Soon, Burton will offer the electrified conversion kit, allowing buyers to build a Burton Electric and existing Burton owners to switch their gasoline-fueled rides over to battery power. As with all of the other Burtons, the electric version can be accessorized and modified to suit buyers' tastes and budget.

[Source: Burton, Technologic Vehicles]

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