The latest in the charging-range-per-dollar market offering? Try $3,000 for about 45 miles. Sadly, it's the second 45 miles.

That's the ratio that is being offered by Illinois-based Innova, the most recent entrant in the neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) market, the Los Angeles Times reports. Far from the golf-cart-type transportation sometimes associated with NEVs, the Innova Dash will start at $10,000 for a vehicle with a lead-gel battery that can provide a range of about 45 miles on a single charge. Customers can opt to pay another $3,000 for a Dash that comes with a lithium-ion pack that is supposed to be worth 90 miles from a single charge.

Innova started taking orders for the Dash earlier this month and plans to make about 100 of them in its first batch. Deliveries of the 35 mile-per-hour-top-speed vehicle are expected to start in November. For now, the vehicle is only available in California, New York, Florida and, of course, Illinois.

Innova enters an NEV market that's progressed in fits and starts as consumers try to figure out whether such vehicles can be used on an everyday basis. The most prominent US NEV maker, Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) was generating about $30 million in annual sales before Chrysler, its parent company, sold it to Polaris Industries in 2011 for an undisclosed amount. Check out more details on the Innova Dash here.


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      Koenigsegg
      • 23 Hours Ago
      LOL that is literally retarded and i got 92 miles on my smart ED
      Thereminator
      • 23 Hours Ago
      WTF?
      LEONARD
      • 23 Hours Ago
      Epic Fail !!! not worth more than 6k
      BraveLil'Toaster
      • 23 Hours Ago
      "Far from the golf-cart-type transportation sometimes associated with NEVs" Uh, where did you get the impression that this was anything *but* the golf-cart-style transportation that it is?
      Spec
      • 23 Hours Ago
      The way tax-credits and the laws are structured right now, NEVs don't make much sense. You might as well get the $7500 tax-credit and buy a fullspeed EV. But in states where you can drive 35mph with them, they can serve a useful function. I think 25 mph is painfully slow though.
        EVnerdGene
        • 23 Hours Ago
        @Spec
        Do you have a list of states where NEVs can legally travel at 35 mph ?
        EZEE
        • 23 Hours Ago
        @Spec
        All the areas in Florida where they are popular...people drive....golf carts.
        Warren
        • 23 Hours Ago
        @Spec
        Yes. If we are really worried about CO2 we should be giving tax credits based on efficiency, not battery size. A heavy quadricycle class, like they have in the EU, that can run 55 mph, and stay off interstates would be a huge help too.
      mikeybyte1
      • 23 Hours Ago
      I wonder how this would fly in a massive retirement community such as The Villages down in Florida. If you aren't familiar with it, most homes are built with a garage and a half. The half garage is for the golf cart, since there are golf cart roads to connect all of the downtown centers with the neighborhoods. Those basic golf carts have a limited range and can't go on any main roads outside of The Villages. If the Dash could do both, allowing someone to run through 35mph side roads to get to other shopping areas outside of where golf carts are allowed, at $13k car like this just might be an attractive option. But that's really the only usage I can think of for it.