Attractive EV that Goes over 200 Miles per Charge (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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I reposted an article from Gas2 the other day about an electric vehicle that can reportedly go 218 miles (~351 km) on a single charge, the SIM-WIL. In the original post and in my short introduction to it, Chris and I mentioned that it wasn’t the prettiest vehicle we’d ever seen. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it turns out a number of readers actually like the look of the car — especially the actual car, not the computer models shown in the original post (and I also think the real car looks quite nice — much better than the computer model).

Anyway, 1) since we had a number of people chime in, 2) since beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, 3) since one of our commenters shared some good images and a video of the car, and 4) since I realize that our articles have a bit of influence on what people think (heck, that’s a big reason why I’m in this field — to try to have a positive influence on society), I’m following up with this post on how cool/interesting/great the vehicle looks 😀 while also highlighting some of its killer performance details.

First, here’s a video of the car (looks even better in the video than in the images, in my opinion):

And here are a couple more pics:

Some reported performance details:

  • 218 miles (~351 km) per charge
  • 35.1 kWh Panasonic battery takes 12 hours to fully charge (using a 200-volt outlet)
  • 3,100 pounds
  • top speed of 180 kph (~110 mph)
  • 0-60 mph in just 5.4 seconds
  • 4-wheel drive
  • side-view mirrors have both small optical mirrors and video mirrors and are super aerodynamic

The vehicle is supposed to hit commercialization in 2014.

More thoughts on the SIM-WIL?


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