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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

NEWS: 100km for under a dollar

Wow! Just heard (via UK Channel 5 News) about an amazing new (been around for a few months at least from what I can tell) electric car called the Eliica (website is Flash and in Japanese - anyone care to translate?)

Managed to find out some info at The Eliica:
  • has 8 wheels
  • looks like the Ghostbusters car he he he
  • does 370km/h for sure but apparently can go upto 400km/h
  • uses lithium batteries
  • accelerates with a velocity of 0.8G
  • is able to run 100 km on just 100 yen (approx 85 US cents or 50 UK pence) of electric fuel

No idea how much it costs...but Electric cars are so close now I can almost taste them! Very excited!



ps just discovered it costs US$315,000 (via Treehugger) - hmmm...think I'll wait to see if the price comes down in the Jan sales! ;)

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At 10:56 PM, Blogger The Noon said...

Vroom, vroom, vroooom; I'd be happy to drive one!

At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Jez said...

Looks like it's stylistically modelled on the old Citroen DS.

At 1:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This car was featured on Discovery Channel's "Daily Planet" a year ago.
The battery pack alone cost $250,000.

Video available at

Click on: DP goes to Japan > Tuesday > first video item...

At 4:12 AM, Anonymous beev said...

Wow! Can lots of other people please buy one of these so we can have some ecomomy of scale. Maybe then I will be able to afford one!

Wouldn't fancy trying to park the thing, though...

At 7:22 AM, Anonymous organic coffee said...

Nice car.I am so amize of it and give inspiration to have one. Car is a dream of everyone


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