Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Japanese electric car travels over 200 miles on single charge

Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, May 18th, 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.


writing annotated bibliography said...

I admire Japanese developers!! They have amazing inventions!

Anonymous said...

But the company does not only operate solely in the United State they also offers their particular line of products to the diverse [URL=http://www.northfacedenalijacket.org/#812]north face denali jackets[/URL] of the world like in Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia along with Latin America.But did you know that the company that has been lookup [URL=http://www.northfacedenalijacket.org/#2151]www.northfacedenalijacket.org[/URL] as huge maker of outdoor equipments used to be simply a small retail store before?

Anonymous said...

It's actually a great and helpful piece of information. I'm glad that you just shared this helpful information with us.

Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.
how long does ageless male take to work - do ageless male really work - ageless male