There are more and more
options popping up for people who don't need to drive all that far and like to "gas up" from their home electric outlet every night. One new prototype in this market segment, the
Electric Vehicle, is being offered by a man who has worked for 35 years in the auto industry (he worked in the EV program at
) and who claims the boxy car can travel between 25 and 40 miles per charge and has a top speed of 25 miles per hour.
The EcoV is currently just in prototype form, but Richard Marks, the vehicle's designer, has an agreement with College of Creative Studies in Detroit to redesign the vehicle's interior and exterior and recently won $12,500 from Great Lakes Entrepreneurs Club which he says will be used to move the EcoV program forward.
[Source: Detroit News]