The Eliica (or the Electric Lithium-Ion Car) is a battery electric vehicle prototype or concept car first shown in 2004 and designed by a team at Keio University in Tokyo, led by Professor Hiroshi Shimizu. The 5.1 m (17 ft) car runs on a lithium-ion battery and can accelerate from 0100 km/h (62 mph) in four seconds (faster than the Porsche 911 turbo at the time). In 2004, the Eliica reached a speed of 370 km/h (230 mph) on Italy's Nardò High Speed Track. The team's goal is to exceed 400 km/h (250 mph), breaking the record set by today's street-legal gasoline-powered vehicles.
Pundits criticized the 996's styling a great deal, largely because it shared its headlamps— indeed much of its front end, mechanically— with the less expensive Boxster. The 996 had been on the drawing board first and was a more advanced car in some respects, but the cost-cutting seemed inappropriate for an expensive car. Otherwise, the Pinky Lai-penned shape followed the original Butzi Porsche design very closely; the Carrera model had a 0.30 Coefficient of drag. The interior was further criticized for its plainness and its lack of relationship to prior 911 interiors, although this came largely from owners of older 911s.
ZAP Alias Electric Car on the Road [HQ]
ZAP Alias Electric Car Debuts at North American International Auto Show
DETROIT (January 8, 2010) Electric transportation pioneer ZAP (OTCBB:ZAAP)
of Santa Rosa is previewing its Alias 100 percent electric sports car at
the North American International Auto Show, January 11-24 in Detroit,
Michigan. The display is part of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X
PRIZE, a competition with a $10 million purse for production-capable
vehicles that exceed 100 miles per gallon or energy equivalent.
The ZAP Alias will be located in the auto show debut of Electric Avenue, a
section on the main floor that will showcase electric vehicles and
technology. The exhibit area will feature nearly 20 vehicles as well as
symposiums and special events. For more information, visit
The Alias was designed by ZAP and European engineers. Powered by an array
of large-format lithium batteries, the base model Alias can top 85 miles
per hour and travel over 100 miles on a charge. The drive system uses a
compact, high-efficiency, air-cooled, AC-induction motor and carries an
expected list price of around $35,000.
Eliica - Super Electric Car - Part 4 of 6
The Eliica (or the Electric Lithium-Ion Car) is a battery electric vehicle
prototype or concept car first shown in 2004 and designed by a team at Keio
University in Tokyo, led by Professor Hiroshi Shimizu. The 5.1 m (17 ft)
car runs on a lithium-ion battery and can accelerate from 0--100 km/h (62
mph) in four seconds (faster than
the Porsche 911 turbo at the time). In
2004, the Eliica reached a speed of 370 km/h (230 mph) on Italy's Nardò
High Speed Track. The team's goal is to exceed 400 km/h (250 mph), breaking
the record set by today's street-legal gasoline-powered vehicles.
The Eliica weighs in at 2,400 kg (5,300 lb) and seats the driver and three
passengers. The body was tested in a wind tunnel. The front doors open
forward and the rear doors open upward like wings. The car's platform
contains 4 tracks of 80 batteries, which make up one third of the vehicle's
cost. They currently require about 10 hours of recharging from empty to
full charge, and can be easily charged off a residential power grid.
The car has eight wheels enabling it to be closer to the ground for better
traction. Each of the wheels has a 60 kW (80 hp) electric motor, giving a
480 kW (640 hp) eight wheel drive which can tackle all kinds of road
surfaces. The four front wheels steer. The electric motors mean that the
Eliica can deliver a smooth acceleration free from gear shifts of about 0.8
g. Each wheel contains a disc brake and employs a regenerative brake system
to recover energy.
There are currently (as of 2005) two versions of the Eliica: a Speed model
and an Acceleration model. The Speed model is made to challenge
gasoline-based records and has a top speed of 370 km/h (230 mph) with a
range of 200 km (120 mi). The Acceleration model is made for the street and
has a top speed of 190 km/h (120 mph) with a range of 320 km (200 mi).
The estimated cost of development was in excess of US$320,000. Once the
team receives corporate sponsorship, they plan to produce at least 200
units. As of early 2007, the projected price was ¥30,000,000 JPY (about
New Electric Car Unveiled in Japan
Japans Mitsubishi Motors has just unveiled its new i-MiEV electric car. The
vehicle is priced at just over 47,000 U.S. dollars, less than other rival
electric cars but still a hefty price compared to popular hybrid combined
Plug it in, charge it up and drive it away. The new age of EVs, or electric
vehicles, has come along and Japan's Mitsubishi Motors hopes the new I-MiEV
will energize the otherwise slow electric car business.
Mass production has already begun with over 2,000 on order. With Mitsubishi
Motors' president saying output will hit 30,000 over the next few years.
The president is also sending a strong message that electric cars are not
only more economic to run, but also have less effects on the environment.
[Osamu Masuko, President, Mistubishi Motors]:
"We believe that EVs are the ultimate solution to atmospheric pollution,
global warming and the end of oil. Introducing the 100 percent - electric
i-MiEV onto the market will both test the pinnacle of current technology
and lead the way to a new era."
The I-MiEV, which gets 160 kilometers on a 30-minute quick charge, will be
sold at about $47,600 U.S. dollars.
The I-MiEV takes about seven hours to charge on a 200-volt outlet, and will
soon be ready to roll onto roads in both Japan and abroad.
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1972 Datsun a Electric Drag Racing Car 300HP - Street Legal & Broke Several World Record Speeds
Now Middle East can Kiss our ASS! A MUST Watch !! 100% Green car - No Oil
Watch as John Wayland's electric car, the White Zombie leaves high powered
gas cars in the dust as Portland makes a home for the National Electric
Drag Racing Association. John claims that his car is the world's fastest
accelerating street legal electric car. See this 1972 Datsun time and time
again take advantage of the electric motor's full torque in the first
instant and continue to break world records.
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Electric Car tzero 0-60 3.6 sec faster than Tesla Roadster
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Forerunner to the Tesla Roadster.
AC Propulsion tzero Electric Car. The Tesla Roadster is based on technology
developed by AC Propulsion for the Tzero sports car.
Only 3x tzero were built in 2001.
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9. Lamborghini Aventador LP700
8. McLaren F1
7. Saleen S7
6. Koenigsegg CCXR
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