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S0Noma
12-27-2006, 07:39 AM
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Phoenix Motorcars has developed what could possibly be the perfect electric car. Classified as a Sport Utility Truck (SUT), this vehicle “can cruise on the freeway at up to 95 m.p.h. while carrying five passengers and a full payload.” One more picture after the jump.

The Phoenix Motorcars SUV will be introduced in late 2007, having a range of 130 miles, and can be recharged in less than 10 minutes with an off-board charging unit or trickle-charged overnight when plugged into a 220V power source, similar to the SUT. The estimated cost to recharge the battery pack is a small fraction of equivalent gasoline costs
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Phoenix is currently working on an expanded battery pack that will allow a 250 mile range, still permitting a 10 minute charge and available in late 2007

web page (http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/the-perfect-electric-car)

Rich R.
12-27-2006, 11:02 AM
Although I would love to have an electric car, for all of the obvious reasons, how do you travel with one? Where do you find a hotel willing to let you plug into a 220v outlet?

I have to believe that the hybrids, which generate power to charge themselves, are a better way to go.