Electric Car Goes 60 Miles on $1.20 Worth of Electricity

EAE's Victor Juarez G. demonstrates Tsuru Numero Uno to local Tampa television station.

Published: 03-Mar-2008

Tampa, Florida - From the inside, the car Victor Juarez is driving doesn't seem much different than any other vehicle, except for the sound.

"Well it's like a little 'weee' and someone told me it's like a monorail sound."

This 1997 Nissan Sentra came from a junkyard near Mexico City, and is now a demonstration vehicle, capable of getting around with plenty of pep. But it's hard to tell why this car is so different, until you take a close look at the $8,000 conversion under the hood.


Powered by advanced lithium-ion batteries and two 67bhp (50kW) electric motors to drive the front and rear axles, the Mixim is a four-wheel-drive car with a theoretical top speed of 112mph and a potential maximum range of 156 miles.

Dodge ZEO is 2+2 electric muscle car for the 21st century powered by 200kW electric drive with 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and range of 250 miles.

The Air Car may do better than fuel-cell cars, but experts say that using grid power to charge a battery-powered electric vehicle is much more efficient than using electricity to compress and store the same amount of energy in a tank.


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