Zippy Electric Car

Who says the electric car is dead? If you are looking for a zippy little electric car that can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds to a top speed of 120 mph your search might end here. The car generates no emissions and operates from a set of lead-acid batteries that can recharge using any service up to 50 amps, providing enough power for a range of 40-80 miles, up to four times the average commute in the U.S. Charge from any outlet using either 110 or 220 current.

This 2-seater is well suited for city life. No wider than most motorcycles at 39", it can fit in a 6' half-lane with more clearance than a semi-truck in a full 12' freeway lane, enabling you to negotiate traffic congestion where lane splitting is permitted. Its small size also eliminates the need for parallel parking as it can park perpendicular to a curb without the need for a full space.

According to Hammacher Schlemmer, the car’s retailer, it’s very safe too. More below the foldWith body panels made of carbon fiber, Kevlar, and fiberglass, its side impact bars offer four times the protection found in typical SUVs. The cars unique stability is derived from its low center of gravity, created by 1,100 lbs. of batteries under the floor, giving it a rollover threshold equivalent to a 5-star National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rating found in the lowest-slung sports cars.

If the $108,000 price tag doesn’t deter you, head over to the Hammacher Schlemmer website and order yours. Also check out the The Electric One-Person Car for $24,899.95. :: Hammacher Schlemmer :: Sprig