Japanese electric car 'goes 300km' on single charge

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  1. Someoneforyou

    Someoneforyou Regular Member

    Jan 26, 2011
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    JAPAN - 18 MAY 2011

    TOKYO – Japanese developers have unveiled an electric car they said Wednesday can travel more than 300 kilometres before its battery runs flat.

    Electric vehicle specialist SIM-Drive, which hopes to take the car to market by 2013 but gave no projected cost, said its four-seater "SIM-LEI" had motors inside each wheel and a super-light frame, allowing for 333 kilometres (207 miles) of motoring on one charge in a test.

    Its designers say they hope the prototype, a joint project among 34 organisations including Mitsubishi Motors and engineering firm IHI, will be sold to car manufacturers for mass production.

    Automakers such as Nissan, which launched its all-electric Leaf last year with a 160-kilometre range, are gambling that electric cars with zero tailpipe emissions will catch on and, some time in the future, start to drive traditional petrol-guzzlers off the road.

    Electric cars still face key hurdles such as costly batteries and the lack of conveniently-located recharging points, which limits their operating radius.

    Source: AFP
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  3. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

    Aug 21, 2010
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    That sounds great 300kms on a single charge is more than sufficient even for a fat American! :D

    Any news on the Reva NXR release dates? If its under 10 lakhs i will go ahead and buy it.
  4. Tolaha

    Tolaha Senior Member Senior Member

    Nov 28, 2009
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    Both the Tatas and Bajaj have targetted the Japanese in their recent advertisements. Simply because when it comes to technology. Japan is the one to emulate!

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