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Dude, Where’s My [Electric] Car!?!!

November 7, 2008 · · Filed Under Automotive Industry, Electric Vehicles (EV), FuelClinic, Green Automakers, Power-Grid, Science, Tax Credits 

Another great find tonight, and I can’t believe this one snuck past me. Thanks to the guys at PowrTalk I think I just found my next car. And it’s already monogramed for me!

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Ready to hit the American market in 2010, Miles Electric Vehicles 4-Door Sedan is the first practical, affordable, 4-door, high-way-speed rated, all-electric vehicle you can buy (if you can still get a car loan…)  for around $35K USD.

According to the Miles EV website:

“In early 2004, concerned by growing environmental problems linked to micro-carbon emissions, Miles Rubin set out to make a difference – by developing a line of safe, affordable, all electric vehicles that produce zero emissions. He centered the company’s activities in Tianjin, China, where the battery industry had expert manufacturing experience. Since then, Miles Electric Vehicles has begun importing low speed vehicles and is working to develop a highway speed, all-electric, midsize sedan.”

“The MILES XS500 prototype sedan currently under development will top 80mph and travel over 120 miles on a single charge  — for about the cost of a gallon of gas.”

“Miles Electric Vehicles is owned by Miles Automotive Group, Ltd, and headquartered at the historic Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, CA.”

Hopefully I can get in touch with my local rep for some additional information and to arrange a demonstration. I’ll keep you posted.

Comments

3 Responses to “Dude, Where’s My [Electric] Car!?!!”

  1. Alias on November 8th, 2008 5:25 AM

    Coming out even earlier (as early next year) is the ZAP Alias, which is the sporty, futuristic pure electric with a 100 mile plus range.

  2. Sandy on November 10th, 2008 1:23 PM

    Do you know what the range is on this all electric car? This is really encouraging news that they will sell in the US. Seems that Eurpoe gets all the good stuff when it comes to fuel efficient/electric cars!

  3. Robert on December 2nd, 2008 11:28 AM

    Sandy says “Do you know what the range is on this all electric car?”
    To quote the article – insert:
    “will top 80mph and travel over 120 miles on a single charge”

    Take any fuel efficient Gasoline Powered car with a 5 Speed Tranny, and a DC Conversion, uses Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries at the amount of 3X gas fuel consumption = Kwh needed per 100 Km.
    Example – 5.5 L/100 Km X 3 = 16.5 kWh needed for 100 Km EV, so – 120 Miles = 200 Km = 33 kWh needed. (Not a Bad Range – since the car is not deisigned or optimised for Battery Storage or Placement) – see aticle on the new 500 eMini’s for California from the Autoshow news – about the same range – but a 1-year lease right now – if you qualify =~ $850/Mo (Not Cheap, and no – most EV Conversions are not so cheap eather, and even less so if you use the good batteries coming out now, but – the range is better than if you use 6V Lead-Acid !)

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