• May 29, 2008
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The electric sportscar world, with Tesla as the only major player at the moment, may be getting a little more crowded as Hybrid Technologies is planning to produce a new vehicle with which to attack the Automotive X Prize. Known specifications are very limited so far, but engineers from the project are talking about Corvette ZR1-style performance numbers. According to Popular Mechanics, there are two versions of the electric supercar currently in development, both an extended-range electric-vehicle and a fully electric version.

Fuel mileage numbers from the hybrid are expected to crest 220 miles per gallon, which would be very impressive indeed, although that figure probably doesn't include the cost to charge the batteries. As of right now, we can't confirm any sort of sale date, but the company would be happy to sell you an all electric MINI Cooper for a cool 60 grand or so. With pricing like that, we're not counting on getting a cut-rate electric car from Hybrid Technologies, but sales of a super car like this could help bring more affordable electric vehicles to market, which would be more than welcome.


[Source: Popular Mechanics]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't get how the MPG can be so high. I see how regenerative braking makes the MPG for stop-start driving a lot higher than it otherwise would be. I guess that's what they're talking about- low speed driving.

      On the motorway/highway, it's probably no more efficient than an ordinary car.

      Still it's pretty cool though. So long as Porsche don't sue them.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sweet, I pass Hybrid Technologies every day in Mooresville, NC. I always wondered what they were building.