Finnish Group Pushes for 'Wiki' Electric Car

Its first conversion model will be a Toyota Corolla – it aims to produce a few dozen finished eCorollas this year – which it says would have a range of 150 kilometres per charge and a top speed of 120 km/h

Published: 29-Jul-2008

HELSINKI — After the wikipedia, the wikicar.

“eCars - Now!” is a Finnish Internet community seeking to apply the collective approach taken by online collaborators like the authors of Wikipedia to start converting used petrol-fuelled cars to electric ones, with the first roll-out due this year.

The Finnish-language forum claims to be first of its kind in the world, and wants to provide an alternative to what its members perceive as foot-dragging in the oil and auto industries.

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