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Old 11-20-2008, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default First official image: Miles EV, 85mph, 150 mile range, < $40k

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Miles EV highway speed sedan, first official rendering

Posted Nov 20th 2008 at 8:03PM by Sebastian Blanco

Back in 2007, this car was called the Javlon XS500. Then it got shortened to just XS500. Now, the all-electric sedan that Miles EV wants to bring market in 2010 or so is called, well, nothing yet. A highway-speed sedan that Miles hopes to sell 9,000 of in 2010 is visually just what you see above, but there are running prototypes in the states today. The estimated cost is under $40,000 (before government incentives) and the top speed is 85 mph. Range = 150 miles.

While in LA for the auto show this week, we managed to slip out to Santa Monica and visit the Miles EV offices for chat with president and CEO Kevin Czinger. We'll bring you the full details of that chat soon, but for now, what do you think of the look?


Personally, the nose is too blank for me. It needs some kind of treatment even though a grill would be completely superfluous.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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Front end is sort of Veyron-esque.

It's going to take me awhile to get used to the no grille look on EV's
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:43 PM   #3
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:07 AM   #4
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http://www.milesev.com/#hsv.swf

There's a pic of the car with a grille and door handles here.

Reminds me of an older civic.
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:04 AM   #5
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That is just way too damn ugly. I just couldn't drive something like that. Come back when you've got a redesign, Miles.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:05 AM   #6
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wow, someone sucks at photoshop.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:11 PM   #7
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Now the environuts will be up in arms about bug kills. That front end is going to be a killing machine. At least with a grill the kills go into the radiator!
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:12 PM   #8
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That is just way too damn ugly. I just couldn't drive something like that. Come back when you've got a redesign, Miles.

Why does enviro friendly have to equate to UGLY!!!
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:27 PM   #9
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Hyundai wheels? I think it's a bad chop of an elantra.
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