Though the eStar is built by Navistar, its chassis is supplied by Modec and the quick-change capable lithium-ion battery comes from A123 Systems. Range is estimated at 100 miles and the quick-change battery can be swapped out in under 20 minutes. If battery-swapping is not your thing, the eStar can be charged by the traditional cord and plug method. Though $150,000 might be quite the bill to foot, incentives can come into play and cost savings in fleet use can quickly negate any extra spent up-front, making the eStar an economically and environmentally responsible choice.
[Source: Green Car Advisor]