Monday, August 14, 2006


Electric 'vette

Not a whole lot of information here, but it is interesting. What's really interesting, to me, is how bad the automotive industry looks in comparison to all these hobbyist electric vehicles. I mean if one smart guy can crank out a serious electric car or motor-bike for a couple of grand more than the equivilant ICE model, why can't they be mass-produced? Who killed the electric car, Indeed. I don't want to be one to spread conspiracy theories about large corporations manipulating markets to maximize profits at the expense of the well-being of individuals, nations, or even the world (that would just be paranoid, right?) but if the big auto makers don't wise up soon, they just might find people like Tom Sines are going to be the henry Fords of the 21st century.

This is my vision of the "Car of the Future" and I've spent years perfecting this patented design. It's street legal and registered in Okeechobee, Florida.Unlike conventional cars, the "Evette" has no steering wheel, having a Joystick steering control, dual brakes, and over 2 dozen batteries giving it power. This car is Amazing to drive, really quick around corners and has been driven up to 60 mph., as for cost, you can drive 200 mi. on a $2. charge.

via Engadget

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