A Visionary Plugs Into the Electric Car Race

Besides Bricklin's intention to develop a plug-in electric hybrid, Carroll Shelby and Lee Iacocca are talking about developing a $10,000, 50 mpg vehicle.

Published: 10-Jan-2007

DETROIT -- To say the least, Malcolm Bricklin, chairman and chief executive of Visionary Vehicles, is tenacious.

Bricklin brought Subaru, the gull-winged Bricklin SV-1 and Yugo automobiles to North America from the late 1960s through the early 1980s.

Some of his ventures, such as that with Subaru, were bona fide successes. Others, such as that with the Bricklin SV-1 and the ill-fated Yugo, were dismal failures.

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