Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tomorrow electric car

Mitsubishi Motors Corp has forged ahead with its i MiEV electric car that is set to enter production next year. The original “i” car’s engine and fuel tank have been replaced by an electric motor drive system and lithium-ion battery pack. The electric car will go on sale in Japan next year with launches planned in the US and Europe markets in 2010.

The i MiEV electric car can be easily recharged via any household power point. Charging time is about seven hours with a household power point but if a special fast charger is used, the batteries can be charged up to 80% in 30 minutes.

Fully charged, the i MiEV can travel up to 160km and has a top speed of 140kph. I MiEV electric car had an operating cost that was one third of the petrol-powered version.

I wonder when can we grap hold of this new technology in Malaysia and once and for all silent the issue of petrol price increase?

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