Spokane Firm Sees Hope in Tiny, Tango Electric Car
With support from a Google Inc. founder and 10 orders for models expected to cost $108,000 to $148,000 each, depending on the battery system, Woodbury's company could be on its way to carving out its niche.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A shiny red car, skinny enough to fit two side-by-side in a highway lane, drew curious onlookers last year as it sat in the River Park Square atrium.
The owners of the electric-powered Tango had parked the prototype vehicle downtown to mark a showing of the 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?", which later included the auto in its DVD release.
But to Rick Woodbury, president of Spokane-based Commuter Cars Corp., his take on the electric vehicle isn't yet condemned to history's wrecking yard.