Under the name ZAS G20, “Fica” received a new life as the first Macedonian electric car
Macedonians breathed new life into the legendary “Fica” (Zastava 750), a small family car which motorized the former Yugoslavia and it served as the police vehicle, even as an ambulance.
A team of specialists from the company BB Classic Cars, together with many domestic entrepreneurs and craftsmen, and the German factory Kesler, brought new life into “Fica” by upgrading new technology into the hood. Under the name ZAS G20, “Fica” received a new life as the first Macedonian electric car.
– We had two ideas before the beginning of the project. The first one was to make it a classic car, and the second one, to make it a small city car, those were the motives that make us create an electric car. Why did we decide to go for “Fica”? While we were thinking with our team, the possible cars were “Fica”, “beetle”, “NSU prince”, and “Renault 4”. We have chosen “Fica” because it was the most popular car in the fifties, not just in Yugoslavia, but also in the world, where around 5 million cars were made, so it is easy to reach to the parts – explains Milorad Kitanovski from the company BB Classic cars.
The characteristic retro design is the most striking element of the electric car ZAS G20. Its chassis and part of the equipment are taken from a once-popular “Fica”, a small family car and it is pretty rare to see one on the streets in running order.
The power of the engine and the batteries provide acceleration from 0 to 100 in 10 seconds. Maximum speed is 130 km/h, and it can travel 150 km on one charge.
Car “Fica”, whose formal name is “Zastava 750”, was a small Yugoslav car, manufactured in “Crvena Zastava” i Kragujevac, under the license of Italian Fiat. The first Fica was constructed on October 18, 1955, and the last one in November 1985.