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Old 12-31-2008, 09:25 AM   #8
Calamity Jesus
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Originally Posted by Hites View Post
its a friggin limo. do you expect a lincoln town car to be autocrossing? either way, this is gonna be a helluva luxobarge.
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More than twenty years ago, Dr. Hiroshi Shimizu made his first electric car by converting a gasoline-propelled sedan to electric drive. Trained as an environmental engineer, Mr. Shimizu became progressively more interested in going beyond the limits of electric car technology; and the Eliica is the latest evidence of this – a potent, 8-wheeled super vehicle with a maximum speed of 230 mph (370 km/h).

A powerful 60kW (80 hp) electric motor propels each of its eight wheels. Initially envisaged in 2003, Shimizu together with his engineering students made two Eliicas at an estimated cost of $320,000. One variant is considered a “speed” version; while the second is considered the “acceleration” version.

The objective of the team at Keio University is to attain the world speed record of 400 km/h (250 mph). These two versions employ lithium ion batteries and have a working reach of 200 miles (320 km). Curiosity in Dr. Shimizu’s efforts clearly has been lately renewed as the Japanese government became aware of the significance of electric-powered vehicles. The team would like to get corporate sponsorship to make 200 of the four-passenger Eliicas for a projected cost of 30 million Yen or just about $255,000
It isn't a limo.
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