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…The Eliica takes electric cars into the future?

Eliica Exterior

What has eight wheels, eight motors, four wheel steering, runs on electricity, and accelerates faster than a Corvette?

The Eliica (which stands for Electric Lithium-Ion Car) was conceived by Hiroshi Shimizu and designed by a team at Keio University in Japan, and supposedly can go up to 200 miles per charge, and tops out at more than 230 mph.

Eliica Interior

It reaches those amazing speeds through the use of eight electric motors, each generating 80 hp and powering its own wheel (for a total of 640 horsepower!) and though only two are currently in existence, the team hopes to build 200 of them once it can find a corporate sponsor.

200 mph in an electric car that seats four and will go 200 miles before needing a change?

Sounds like an all-electric winner to me!

[Eliica (Japanese)]

[Wikipedia – Eliica]

[Via: Inhabitat]