At first we thought somebody out there was exercising their ninja photoshop skillz but then it occurred to us that those folks
would probably not be busying themselves with the likes of the G-Wiz. No, this had to be the product of a mind so sick, so twisted, that it created the original Reva G-Wiz, on which this pick-em-up truck appears to be based, to begin with. Luckily, we live in the age of the internets and after sending out a correctly formatted query down a tube, back shot the hoped-for response.
From a page created somewhere back in the mist of time (2006) came the reassuring news that this
crime sin peccancy
iteration of the G-Wiz was a one-off built as a test bed for a phosphoric acid fuel cell
. This cell used methanol instead of hydrogen
as an energy source and negated the need for a hydrogen storage system. Of course, it also created the need for a methanol storage system but that's beside the point. Since nary a peep has been heard about this creation since an article
describing the project was published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
, we feel it's safe to assume the concept has been put to rest. If you want to make sure that this is the case you'll have to pick up a copy of the latest magazine published by the Battery Vehicle Society (BVS)
and look for an article about the truck written by Mike Boxwell.
[Source: G-Wiz Owners Club