CleanMPG?s Car of the Year and you decide who wins!
This one is indeed a special entry. We were not only fortunate enough to drive this vehicle at the 2008 LA Autoshow ?Green Car Ride and Drive Event? but discovered why a BEV designed from the ground up is exactly where we need to go. No local emissions, quiet and eerily smooth accelerations and decelerations that are completely controlled by the driver. The only thing missing is side impact door beams and this one would be ready for US DOT certification! Less than 2,400 pounds with a 16 kWh Li-Ion pack (10 ? 12 kWh usable) yields an expected range close to 100 miles. Quiet and as efficient as an automobile can get!