Mitsuoka Motors Unveils Himiko – Classic Electric Supercar

February 3rd, 2011 by GreenDan Leave a reply »

The majority of electric vehicles that run on the streets today take modern forms, but a Japanese firm called Mitsuoka Motors came up with the idea of making an electric car with a classic design.

The company’s electric supercar is based on the contemporary Mazda NC MX-5 sports car and is called the Himiko. The car is not only environmentally friendly but is also very stylish.

It would be interesting to note that the name of the electric vehicle comes from an ancient Japanese queen.

The Himiko features 168 lithium batteries that allow the car to register a range of 341 miles on a single charge.

In addition, the car has a 2.0-liter DOHC 4 in-line Engine, 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.

The Japanese carmaker says: “We’ve spent a long time reducing the running resistance of the car, and improving its performance per unit energy. So now, we’re using those advances to fine-tune the car itself.”

The representatives of Mitsuoka Motors also mentioned that the company managed to make the 500km barrier a goal that can really be achieved.

[via DVICE]

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