More Electric Vehicles Arrive

Previously we’ve written about the world’s first street legal motorcycle from Enertia Bike and it is soon to be followed by three more fully electric vehicles.

The Vectrix Maxi scooter is fully electric with a range of 68 miles at 25mph. With a top speed of 62mph and a cost of $11,500 the scooter has a better range and slightly lower cost than the Enertia bike. The sales video below gives you further details.

The first electric SUV vehicle (and SUT pick-up version) is coming from Phoenix Motorcars, although has just been delayed until 2008. They have a range of over 100 miles and a top speed of 95mph, covering 0-60mph in 10 seconds. They should be on sale for around $45,000 when released. Another sales video below gives you a guided tour.

Finally (for now) an electric sedan is on the horizon from Miles Automotive Group. No YouTube video for this one, but apparently it has a top speed of 80 miles per hour and a range of 120 miles. 6 hours of charging from a normal wall socket will provide a full charge.

Miles Electric XS 500 sedan

[Links, videos and picture all via the excellent Eco Shopper]

2 thoughts on “More Electric Vehicles Arrive

  1. Thanks for the round-up Joel.

    Early pioneers like the REVA were brave steps in the right direction, and it is now encouraging to see people pushing the electric vehicle further.

    It’s about time there was more development on this front. Hybrid vehicles are really turning out to be a bit of a joke. The Lexus RX Hybrid SUV with a 3.3l V6 engine is a case in point.

    After more than a century of the internal combustion engine, I think we really should come to the relization that fossil fuel burning on an individual per-vehicle level is inefficient at best, and just generally a stupid idea. But then that’s what kept the “retail” sales of fuel going for all hese decades, and all of us consumerist junkies LOVE retail!😉

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  2. Hey Samir,

    Thanks for your comment(s), I certainly agree. Hybrids have their place and I think are a step in the right direction. However we can bypass them altogether and go electirc. That, of course, comes with it’s own problems from the generation of all that electricity. Then we have hydrogen and so on and so forth….

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog series, I’ll take a more detailed look when your done, but you make some very good points and give some food for though.

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