Lidl offers electric city car for hire: car news, details, scoop

published on July 20

The German brand Lidl continues its development with the arrival of a new proposal: a 100% electric city car available for rent. We tell you everything.

Lidl is growing and has already been involved in soft mobility for several years. Many of its stores already offer charging stations and last spring the brand sold electric bicycles in some countries. But Lidl has decided to go further by teaming up with the Like2Drive company to offer an electric car for rent.

Like2drive is a company specializing in car rental, for professionals and individuals. There is a large catalog including many electric models such as the Nissan Leaf, Fiat 500-e or various Teslas and even the Porsche Taycan. So it will be possible to leave with the car by going to its flagship store Lidl, but be aware that this offer is reserved for the German and Austrian markets at the moment.


Lidl did not opt ​​for a conventional car signed by a major brand like Ford, Volkswagen or Opel, but for a more secret car made by the German manufacturer Elaris. Elaris, which has not yet crossed our borders, offers the Beo, an SUV that promises between 400 and 457 kilometers of autonomy sold from €48,915 across the Rhine. We also have the Pio, a 2.80 m long city car with a range of 255 km and a price starting at €16,330. A car called Caro is also being announced for a few months. Mains Lidl has chosen another style. This is the Flinn, a city car made in Germany, but well made in China. This 2.87 m long city car is a compact two-seater offering a trunk volume of 229 liters. It has a 35 kW (47.6 hp) engine powered by a 32 kWh battery that supports a maximum charging power of 30 kW. Elaris advertises a range of 300 km and a consumption of around 11.5 kWh/100 km. Flinn is already offered for sale at a price of €20,330. It is a real car capable of reaching a maximum speed of 115 km/h and which weighs more than one ton. So it’s not the same as the Citroën Ami. The exterior design seems less interesting to us than that of our Frenchman and is very similar to that of a regular car without a license.


On the Like2drive website, the Finn is offered for lease for €269 per month for one year and 10,000 km. Of course, Lidl has done special business prices and here the brand comes with a very attractive offer: €222 per month without contribution. The offer would only apply to the first 100 vehicles. It may seem a little expensive, but as a reminder, this is a “real” car rather than a modern one, as evidenced by its dashboard made up of digital instruments and a large 12.3-inch screen for multimedia. and GPS navigation.