You know TommyKaira from your Playstation – but it’s real, and their new electric sportscar with a former Sony President at the helm. The car, itself, promises stunning performance from its 305 hp, 300 lb-ft electric motor, which pushes it to a quick 0-60 time in just over 3.9 seconds.
Even though it’s just a set of renderings at this point, I believe in this side-by-side Beachtrike concept that promises ecologically sustainable bamboo construction along with its human-powered and “couples-friendly” design. It’s not vaporware. It will happen. I believe – because one of my bonkers, bike nutter heroes is behind it!
With the next wave of electric vehicles ready to roll out this year, a stiff pricing war is starting to take place. The latest shot comes from General Motors, which revealed this week that the 2014 Chevy Spark EV will have a starting price of $27,495. With the $7,500 government tax rebate, that means you could get the Spark EV for under $20,000, or lease it for just $199 a month.
With recent high-profile failures of government-backed alt-fuel projects including Fisker Automotive and the Vehicle Production Group, one wouldn’t be blamed for thinking the green energy loan program was a flop. But a well-written analysis of the program finds that, despite incessant criticisms, the program did better than some people would have you think.