Part aeroplane, part electric car, a new EV by Howard Hughes (not that Howard Hughes), a designer for Ballina will be on the roads in Australia by June. The Northern Star reports on a prototype vehicle called the Roade that would have a 60 km (37 miles) range using lead acid batteries and a 96 volt motor. Alternately, the specs say that a NiCd battery would offer a 150 km (93 miles) range and Li-ion batteries would push that to 220 km (136 miles). Hughes and his team expect a top speed of 100 kmh (62 mph) in the car big enough for two adults and two kids (2+2 seating). If the Roade ever makes it to prodution, it'll probably cost between $25,000 and $40,000 Australian ($17,100 and $27,370 US), depending on the battery type. So, what's your New Year's resolution/project?
[Source: Northern Star via EVWorld]

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