Proposed 'Green' Development to Give Owners Electric Cars

Besides the electric vehicles, the new community would feature such environmentally friendly components as solar energy heating panels, rainwater reuse, composting and the recycling of solid and liquid waste materials.

Published: 13-Jul-2006

Neighboring property owners, residents, tenants and all interested parties are invited to attend a scoping meeting about the Environmental Impact Report on a property known as The Prospects Residential Project.

The meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, July 12 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Boulevard.

Conceived by local builders Rick Lee and Chris Cook and their architect Greg Van Mechlan, the proposed "green" development will be located at 801 Fassler Avenue on approximately 11.2 acres of vacant land. It is bounded by Fassler Avenue on the west and south and vacant land to the north and east.


Cleaner cars were the focus of the 2005 Tokyo Auto show, but for this reporter, the Eliica -- pictured below -- was the highlight.

Eight-wheeled, all electric Eliica may be build in small numbers, say designers.

The wheel robots, complete with their own suspension, remove the need for a drive shaft and even the engine block, freeing up designers to make new use of the space in the car.


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