Subaru has been field testing a fleet of R1e battery electric cars for some time now in Japan and had previously indicated that they want to have an electric car in production by 2010. It now looks like 2009 is the time frame for the start of production, at least in limited quantities. Following an initial run of about 100 units the first year, Subaru wants to ramp up production to help drive down battery costs. Subaru is targeting a price of $17,500 by 2012-13. Within a few years after that the company wants EVs to be available for the equivalent of about $13,000. The first production cars may based on the G4e that was shown at this years Tokyo Motor Show.

[Source: GreenCarCongress]

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