Metro is a unique street-legal light electric commercial vehicle designed for urban scenarios such as intracity delivery and similar services. Cenntro started trial production of Metro in 2017 and has produced more than 3,300 so far. Currently, Metro is mostly sold in Europe, the United States, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Israel.
|CLASS||LSV (US)||L7e (EU)|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||145.5x55.1x75 in||3695x1400x1905 mm|
|Cargo Volume||127 ft³||3.6 m³|
|Payload Capacity➀||1100 lbs.||500 kg|
|Turning Radius||157 in||4 m|
|➀ Based on basic box model and normal driving condition.|
|Maximum Speed➁||35 mph||85 km/h|
|Range||109 miles||176 km|
|Acceleration||0-20 mph under 6s||0-30 km/h under 6s|
|Braking Distance||25-0 mph in 25 feet||40-0 km/h in 7.5 m|
|➁ Max Speed is set by state regulation for Neighbor Electric Vehicles, it is 25 mph in most states.|
|Battery & Motor|
|Motor Power||24 kW (Maximum)|
|Operating Voltage||86.4 VDC|
|Front/Rear Suspension Type||Leaf spring independent suspension / Transverse coil shock independent|
|Front/Rear Brake Type||Four wheel disc|
|12-volt Power Outlet||Dome light||Overhead console storage||Rubber floor mat|
|AM FM Bluetooth USB stereo||Electrical power steering||Passenger vanity mirror||Seat with headrest|
|Cabin heater||Ignition key||Passenger side mirror||Sun visors|
|Central locking system||Locking cabin doors||Power brakes||Windshield defroster|
|Cup holder||Onboard diagnostics||Rear view camera||Windshield wiper|
|Electric dump bed||Extended range battery packs||Navigation||Telematics|
|Emergency caution light package||Exterior Work Lights||Refrigerated cargo box|
|Extended life and range with lithium battery pack||Law enforcement/ Security package||Reverse Buzzer|
|About LSV Low Speed Vehicles|
|The Metro is classified under North America the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as a Low Speed Vehicles (LSV). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under rule 571.500 Standard No. 500 defines a Low-speed vehicle: 'Low-speed vehicle means a 4-wheeled motor vehicle, other than a truck, whose speed attainable in 1.6 km (1 mile) is more than 32 kilometers per hour (20 miles per hour) and not more than 40 kilometers per hour (25 miles per hour) on a paved level surface.' The NHTSA has ruled that LSV'S can operate on certain roadways, if they meet the 571.500 safety standards and:
A low-speed vehicle may be operated only on streets where the posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less. This does not prohibit a low-speed vehicle from crossing a road or street at an intersection where the road or street has a posted speed limit of more than 35 miles per hour.
A low-speed vehicle must be registered and insured and must display a license plate.
Any person operating a low-speed vehicle must have in his or her possession a valid driver's license.
Metro exceeds the NHTSA safety standards, but there are operational guidelines that apply to the use of the Metro in North America. The States are responsible for the enforcement of Motor Vehicle Laws and the LSV regulations as it applies to the use of the Metro on public highways varies by State.