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Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

“The New Trabi will be a stylish car with a history. It will be electrically powered because that is the trend.”

Herpa Miniaturmodelle spokesman Daniel Stiegler on his firm’s plan to jump into the car game with an EV Neo-Trabant. Stiegler went on to say that the Trab-E “will not be a retro car.” Whatever you say. Just watch out for the charging cable issues that plagued an actual car company’s “stylish EV with history.” Oh, and make it better than this.

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  • Lokkii Lokkii on Aug 14, 2009

    The only thing that this project has in common with the old Trabant is the name. At first that seems an odd choice, but on the other hand it's getting this guy a lot of free press coverage that he couldn't otherwise attract. I think that he probably IS Malcom Bricklin's German cousin.... (and I mean that in the kindest most probably-won't-get-convicted way).

  • Threeer Threeer on Aug 14, 2009

    No...Herpa makes plastic molded models and now wants to jump into the 1:1 scale model business! Dang, wish I hadn't sold my huge Herpa collection (nearly 1000 models when it was said and done). Still not sure that remaking the Trabi makes sense, even in electric form...

  • Joevwgti Joevwgti on Aug 14, 2009

    I think the Hindustan Ambassador has greater potential. Grandma's around the world demand it!

  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Aug 14, 2009

    @David Dennis; You're right, medocre is too good a word for the Trabi.