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http://earth911.com/news/2011/01/21/the-sexiest-evs-of-the-detroit-auto-sho=
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[images] The Sexiest EVs of the Detroit Auto Show
by Alison Neumer Lara Jan 21 2011 Drop dead gorgeous ...
Mercedes-Benz unveiled the SLS AMG E-Cell prototype, a bad-boy =

supercar painted acid yellow with gullwing doors (the kind hinged at =

the top) and four electric motors. For the production model, Mercedes
expects to install a lithium-ion battery around 60-kWh with a range =

of about 130 miles

=93If you have so far associated electric cars with ridiculous humming =

boxes, hold on,=94 writes Jens Meiner of Car and Driver, which =

estimates a base price of $250,000 when the car becomes available in =

2013.

Hello, 526 horsepower and top sped of 155mph. Acceleration? From 0 to
60 mph in four seconds.

Heads also turned for a look at the Porsche 918 RSR, a low-slung =

hybrid race car with two electric motors and a device called an =

electric flywheel that captures energy from breaking and re-releases =

it with the push of a button.

As hot as it is though, you=92ll never see it on the road because it=92s
a =93concept car,=94 essentially a chance for engineers and designers to =

flex their muscles and grab the limelight at the car show ...

Li-ion, a relative newcomer, showed off the all-electric Inizio, a =

sexy roadster reminiscent of a Lamborghini that can reach up to 170 =

mph and handles 0 to 60mph in 3.4 seconds. The Inizio base model =

charges up its 40kWh battery in 6 hours for a range of 150 miles =96 =

and it=92s yours for a cool $139,000.

Not exactly an economy car, but that=92s not the point.
=93The Inizio is geared toward the driving enthusiast,=94 Goldberg =

explains. =93This is the car for people who want to be environmentally =

responsible and still have a lot of fun. Clean can be mean.=94
[=A92011 Earth911.com]


http://earth911.com/news/2011/01/18/look-there-on-the-horizon-its-an-ev-cit=
y/
Look There on the Horizon, It=92s an EV City!
by Amanda Wills Jan 18 2011 ...
Tesla=92s sexy Roadster put the electric vehicle (EV) on the map in the
U.S. ... Tesla is making headway towards its new goal: making electric
vehicles available to =93the masses,=94 ... =


Establish an EV manufacturing city.
Picture a behemoth facility with stations for every facet of the EV =

process: from initial design and manufacturing, to dismantling, =

recycling and recovery ...

Currently, Tesla develops and manufactures electric vehicle components
and powertrains in a renovated building in the Stanford Research Park
in Palo Alto, Calif., a 350,000-square-foot facility that was =

reconstructed to meet LEED-certified sustainable building practices.

... Tesla has a separate plant for the assembly of its Model S ... in =

Fremont, Calif. (NUMMI) ...

As for the actual battery that =93fuels=94 Tesla=92s EV, the company =

announced a $30 million partnership with Panasonic to develop the =

=93next generation battery cells designed specifically for electric =

vehicles.=94 While Tesla=92s current battery strategy incorporates =

proprietary packaging using cells from multiple battery suppliers, =

Tesla has selected Panasonic as its preferred lithium-ion battery cell
supplier for its battery packs.

Regarding the disassembly and recycling of its vehicles=92 lithium-ion =

battery packs, Tesla says it works closely with Anaheim, Calif.-based =

Kinsbursky Brothers, Inc.(KBI)/Toxco to implement a recycling plan to
recover valuable metals like cobalt, aluminum, nickel and copper ...
[Copyright =A92011 Earth911.com]


http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS82075769920110104
With Tesla, Nvidia Aims for New Market
By Katie Fehrenbacher Jan 4 2011
Leave it to cooler-than-thou electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors to =

know its chips. Tesla ... will use two Nvidia Tegra chips to power =

the 17-inch screen and the instrument cluster for Tesla=92s next-gen =

... Model S ... sexy chips for a sexy car. [=A9 2011 Thomson Reuters]


http://paultan.org/2011/01/22/tesla-to-introduce-tesla-model-x-suv-later-th=
is-year/
Tesla to introduce Tesla Model X SUV later this year
ASEAN Automotive News - Jan 22 2011 Tesla's model portfolio will be =

expanded with the ... Tesla Model X ... promises it will be way =

=93cooler=94 than any SUV or minivan ... [=A9 2011 Driven Media]







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ild-on-their-320mph-EV-quot-Venturi-America-quot-range-190mi-ts-112mph-300h=
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Heres a video of F1's David Coulthard driving the Mercedes E-cell

The editing and repeated voiceovers might be a bit annoying but its a pretty
good watch :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkCO-TjoQu0
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[Follow-up]

Nemesis: 170mph eco car, it'll only go 150 miles per charge

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1349290/Ecotricity-Nemesis-=
The-139mph-electric-car-costs-100k.html
[images] She's electric: The 139mph eco car
By Live Reporter 22 Jan 2011 =


Made in Norfolk, driven by battery and 0-100mph in 8.5 seconds. The =

only catch? It's =A3100,000 (oh - and if you want to go further than =

150 miles, you'll have to plug it into the recharger)

Nemesis can charge up in two hours from one of Ecotricity's own =

charging devices. Connected to an ordinary mains socket, a full =

charge takes around eight hours

This summer, an eco car aims to smash the 139mph land speed record set
by Don Wales, nephew of Donald Campbell, in Bluebird Electric.

Called the Nemesis, it is emblazoned with a monochrome Union Flag to =

hammer home the fact it was built entirely in Britain - Norfolk, in
fact.

The Nemesis team developed the car for less than =A31 million - a tiny =

amount in [car-industry] terms. It is based on a second-hand Lotus =

Exige that was bought on eBay and completely [disemboweled]

Built by Ecotricity with the help of designers of iconic sports cars =

such as the McLaren F1 and Jaguar XJR15, the Nemesis's twin brush-less
motors can power it from 0-100mph in 8.5 seconds, and the one-ton =

machine has a top speed of 170mph - faster than a V12 Ferrari.

The car is powered by a quarter-ton battery bonded to the chassis =

behind the seats, just where the petrol tank would be in a normal car.

The Nemesis team next aims to produce a new eco-supercar capable of =

250mph

But like most eco-cars, you'll need to ensure there's a socket nearby,
as it'll only go between 100 and 150 miles per mains charge.

There's no worse climbdown for an eco-friendly boy racer than having =

to ask an AA man for a really long extension cable...

Nemesis is currently being tested by Ecotricity boss Dale Vince, and =

is charged up using the company's own wind generators.

If you want one, it'll set you back =A3100,000...
[ http://ecotricity.co.uk/about/nemesis ]

The battery is stored in a double-skin [aluminum]/carbon fibre =

'containment system' coated in ceramic. The motor produces 330hp
[=A9 Associated Newspapers]


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DLfP1P-ohN-w
Fully Charged Nemesis electric supercar
12 min - Oct 30, 2010 - Uploaded by fullychargedshow
My first test drive of the Nemesis electric supercar created by =

Ecotricity's Dale Vince.
...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DhxzlAK8CUQ4
Test-driving the 'Nemesis' British electric sportscar
4 min - Nov 10, 2010 - Uploaded by TheGuardian
John Vidal meets Dale Vince, the man behind the British electric =

sportscar with hopes of taking on America's Tesla Roadster ...








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Super sexy Himiko electric Sportscar range:384mi

http://www.greenmuze.com/climate/cars/3529-himiko-electric-sportscar.html
[images] Himiko Electric Sportscar GreenMuze 04 Feb 2011
Mitsuoka Motors [ http://www.mitsuoka-motor.com/english/ ] TGMY's
super sexy Himiko electric car uses a Mazda MX-5 chassis with a
remodeled classic style body and an all-electric drive, and is
handmade in Japan.

The Himiko employs 168 lithium ion battery cells to power the electric
car for about 341miles (550kms) on one charge and has a low running
resistance to improve range efficiency. The Himiko should be available
for order later in 2011 ... []


http://dvice.com/archives/2011/02/radiant-himiko.php
[images & video] Radiant Himiko electric car is a converted Mazda
MX-5 with a retro flair

Named after an ancient Japanese queen, TGMY's Himiko electric car
strives to mesh the elegance of a classic style vehicle with the
sportiness of a modern Mazda NC MX-5 sports car. The Himiko is proof
that electric cars can look sexy and be green.

Under the hood, the Himiko has about 168 Lithium batteries that can
power the electric car for about 341 miles on one charge ...

The Himiko is currently handmade in Japan with pricing and worldwide
distributers to be determined, although I'm sure it'd be on the
expensive side. I'd buy one if I had the money. There seems to be a
trend with electric cars getting the old-school makeover and I like it
a lot. []





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Impresive specs but not my idea of gorgeous.

Sincerely,
Mark Grasser



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Super sexy Himiko electric Sportscar range:384mi

http://www.greenmuze.com/climate/cars/3529-himiko-electric-sportscar.html
[images] Himiko Electric Sportscar GreenMuze 04 Feb 2011
Mitsuoka Motors [ http://www.mitsuoka-motor.com/english/ ] TGMY's
super sexy Himiko electric car uses a Mazda MX-5 chassis with a
remodeled classic style body and an all-electric drive, and is
handmade in Japan.

The Himiko employs 168 lithium ion battery cells to power the electric
car for about 341miles (550kms) on one charge and has a low running
resistance to improve range efficiency. The Himiko should be available
for order later in 2011 ... []


http://dvice.com/archives/2011/02/radiant-himiko.php
[images & video] Radiant Himiko electric car is a converted Mazda
MX-5 with a retro flair

Named after an ancient Japanese queen, TGMY's Himiko electric car
strives to mesh the elegance of a classic style vehicle with the
sportiness of a modern Mazda NC MX-5 sports car. The Himiko is proof
that electric cars can look sexy and be green.

Under the hood, the Himiko has about 168 Lithium batteries that can
power the electric car for about 341 miles on one charge ...

The Himiko is currently handmade in Japan with pricing and worldwide
distributers to be determined, although I'm sure it'd be on the
expensive side. I'd buy one if I had the money. There seems to be a
trend with electric cars getting the old-school makeover and I like it
a lot. []





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I don't know. It has a neat "retro" look. I could drive it. I wonder how
much?

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Impresive specs but not my idea of gorgeous.

Sincerely,
Mark Grasser



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Super sexy Himiko electric Sportscar range:384mi

http://www.greenmuze.com/climate/cars/3529-himiko-electric-sportscar.html
[images] Himiko Electric Sportscar GreenMuze 04 Feb 2011
Mitsuoka Motors [ http://www.mitsuoka-motor.com/english/ ] TGMY's super sexy
Himiko electric car uses a Mazda MX-5 chassis with a remodeled classic style
body and an all-electric drive, and is handmade in Japan.

The Himiko employs 168 lithium ion battery cells to power the electric car
for about 341miles (550kms) on one charge and has a low running resistance
to improve range efficiency. The Himiko should be available for order later
in 2011 ... []


http://dvice.com/archives/2011/02/radiant-himiko.php
[images & video] Radiant Himiko electric car is a converted Mazda
MX-5 with a retro flair

Named after an ancient Japanese queen, TGMY's Himiko electric car
strives to mesh the elegance of a classic style vehicle with the
sportiness of a modern Mazda NC MX-5 sports car. The Himiko is proof
that electric cars can look sexy and be green.

Under the hood, the Himiko has about 168 Lithium batteries that can
power the electric car for about 341 miles on one charge ...

The Himiko is currently handmade in Japan with pricing and worldwide
distributers to be determined, although I'm sure it'd be on the
expensive side. I'd buy one if I had the money. There seems to be a
trend with electric cars getting the old-school makeover and I like it
a lot. []





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