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StreetScooter Electric Car Is Crowd-Sourced

German-developed StreetScooter will cost $6,000 sans its battery pack.

Published: 09-Jan-2012

Putting together a new car, especially an electric vehicle, typically takes an automaker years. But a German firm is using crowd-sourcing to speed things up a little bit, reports Fast Company.

The StreetScooter – which isn't actually a scooter, as you may have figured from the picture above – has a range of 130 km (80 miles), goes 120 km/h (74 mph) and costs $6,000, without battery.

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