• May 10, 2007
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Universal Electric Vehicle first unveiled its all-electric Spyder last December at the AltCar Expo in Santa Monica. AutoblogGreen was on hand at the unveiling, but there wasn't much to report in terms of specs and pricing. UEV recently reached out to ABG to plug those holes, and we now know that the Spyder will have a base price of $70,000, which could rise rather quickly depending on what battery option one chooses. It appears opting for the advanced lithium-ion battery pack will not only increase your Spyder's driving range, but also its final price by some $30,000. The standard battery pack is of the oft used Nickel Metal Hydride variety.

While it won't embarass a Tesla Roaster, the Spyder does have an effective range of 70 to 150 miles depending on the battery pack and driving habits of the driver, as well as a 100 mph top speed. It can reach 60 mph in approximately 7 seconds, no doubt a function of its 2,900 curb weight. That's pretty hefty for a tiny two-seat roadster, but batteries aren't light.

Check out all the Spyder's specs here, and see it from every angle in AutoblogGreen's high-resolution gallery of photos.

[Source: AutoblogGreen]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      That thing is mad ugly and it makes my heart hurt.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So what happens when the battery dies.
      Are gas stations going to start carrying extra power?70 miles isn't very far.
      Electric cars are not the way of the future.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "...no doubt a function of its 2,900 curb weight. That's pretty hefty for a tiny two-seat roadster, but batteries aren't light."

      So, in other words, it's the same weight as a Pontiac Solstice or Saturn Sky. At least this roadster can blame its weight on batteries.
      • 7 Years Ago
      isnt the tesla 100K? or is it 125K
      At 100K, its a nobrainer to go withte tesla. looks, performance, range...
      At 70K, with 7sec 0-60, and 70mile range, it looks to be 7/10 the vehicle a Tesla is... ;-)
      which if your wallet is 70% of what the Tesla costs, not a bad thing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Must be written somewhere that all electric and most hybrid's be the ugliest car ever, big oil must be designing them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      When I first looked at the picture, the first thing I thought of was a Mercury Capri.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For 70K a vehicle, they could have hired a better designer.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like they got somebody's kid to style it.