Archive for April 12th, 2011

SIM-LEI – Japanese Electric Car that Shows 200 Miles per Charge

April 12th, 2011

SIM-LEI is the creation of 34 companies that decided to team up and develop an all-electric vehicle able to register a range of 200 miles per charge.

The Japanese vehicle was set to be presented earlier this year, but the presentation was postponed due to the tragic events that occurred as a result of an earthquake.

It is worth mentioning that the car is about 15.5 feet long, 5 feet wide and 5 feet high. SIM-LEI weights around 3,600 pounds (1,632.93 kilograms).

Inside you will be able to discover a 24.5 kWh in-wheel electric motor. The latter has an equivalent fuel economy of nearly 165mpg.

In addition, SIM-LEI is able to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 90mph.

A press release issued by the EV developer SIM-Drive, claims that the aim of the program is to begin mass production in 2013.

[via Earth Techling]