Posted on July 27, 2012. Listed in:
Forbes has reported a new electric vehicle in development by ECOmove – a consortium of Danish car builders – with claims it can travel 500 miles without refueling.
" Once a sticking point for electric vehicles, distance could be ticked off the list of grievances the driving populace has with electrics. Fuel prices have moved drivers to turn to hybrid and clean diesel but advances in electric technology could signal the rise of electrics as a space for entrepreneurs and established companies alike.
ECOmove’s car, the QBEAK , can reach 75 miles and hour, uses electric motors and a fuel cell that converts a bio-methanol and water mixture into electricity, which charges the battery."
" It’s a small coup that seems to resemble a racing golf cart. Its low weight is one of the keys to its impressive range, the developers say. The city may be the natural environment for a car of this size (a city without large potholes) as its easy handling and parkability would be winning attributes. Life in a highway’s fast lane might be to much for the car’s top speed – though you’d be saving more fuel money than everyone that passes you – and the QBEAK would seem out of place in a car chase scene in any movie that was not a slapstick comedy. Still, 500 miles is pretty amazing. Factor in savings on fuel and you’d got a pretty convincing argument."
For Forbes' full article