PHOTO CAPTION: Green Vehicles Triac pur electric car part of 2010 NAIAS 'Electric Avenue'

Green Vehicles Begins Production of Improved Triac Electric Car

With top speed of 80 mph and range of 100 miles, the three-wheeler costs an estimated two cents a mile to operate.

Published: 12-Jan-2010

SALINAS, Calif. -- Green Vehicles, Inc., developer and manufacturer of advanced, affordable electric vehicles and technologies, will unveil the 2010 Triac™ pure electric, full speed commuter vehicle on the “Electric Avenue” at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan from January 11th – January 24th, 2010.

The Triac prototype was introduced to the market in April 2008. Delivering mobility with no CO2 emissions, and a highway speed of 80 mph, the Triac is designed for easy charging at about two cents per mile. The 2010 design incorporates feedback from early adopters and various engineering advances that, among other benefits, allow the vehicle to travel 20% farther per charge. Key improvements include:

The 2009 ‘Early Adopter’ Triac has a real-world range of 80 to 100+ miles, depending upon individual driving behavior, which will increase by 20 miles in Green Vehicles’ 2010 model. Top speed remains 80 miles per hour. The onboard charger can be plugged into any 110v or 220v standard outlet; a complete charge takes six hours at 220v. Charging the battery for the typical 50-mile commute takes about three hours.

First deliveries of the 2010 Triac are slated for October 2010, at a price per car, including lithium-ion battery pack, of US $24,995. The company anticipates producing 1,000 Triacs per year. [See YouTube Video]

About Green Vehicles, Inc.

Green Vehicles, Inc. strives to be a positive agent for change by designing, manufacturing and distributing advanced, affordable electric vehicles and technologies. A privately-held company based in Salinas, California, the company currently produces and sells the Triac™ and Moose™ all-electric vehicles, both based on advanced IT systems, non-traditional electric drive-train technology and next-generation energy storage and power systems. For additional information, please see

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