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Frankfurt 2009: Electric Trabant nT concept

New Trabant - Click above for high-res image gallery

Electric Trabant revival slated to debut at Frankfurt

Herpa New Trabant renderings - Click above for high-res image gallery

Electric Trabant revival slated to debut at Frankfurt

Herpa New Trabant renderings - Click above for high-res image gallery

How green might a reborn Trabant be?

Do you remember the Trabant? Yes, that model built in the German Democratic Republic until the Wall was knocked down. Not the greenest choice in the world, even if it was a very small car made from recycled materials. Hood, doors and roof were made from duroplast, a material made up from Russian cotton waste and phenol resins. Performance was very modest, from the 0.6 liter two-stroke, 25 HP powered the car from 0 to 60 in 21 seconds. It was considered one of the most polluting powertrains ever