State-of-the art, fast-charge lithium batteries power this two-seat electric car, capable of speeds up to 105 mph and a range of up to 54 miles.
Based on Subaru’s R1 minicar now being sold in Japan, the R1e was developed in partnership with the Tokyo electric Power Company, Inc.
An AC permanent magnet synchronized motor produces 54 hp, and can be quick-charged to 80-percent capacity in 15 minutes while connected to a standard household outlet. A full charge is achieved in 8 hours.
The NYPA will add the car to its vehicle fleet this summer.
For more on the R1e, see Benjamin Jones’ article.
Image Source: Subaru Motors