We last heard from the all-electric K.08 from Ken Okuyama Cars at the Geneva Motor Show but as the months slipped by we started to wonder whether the car was still a go. Finally, news has started to trickle in. First, we learned that Ken Okuyama Design had hired long-time Chrysler designer Michael Castiglione, who penned the Dodge Challenger Concept, to do some work on future cars and furniture. Now we've learned that Okuyama-san held a press conference in a Tokyo parking garage yesterday where
Ken Okuyama, formerly of General Motors, Porsche and Pininfarina, hopes to offer a vehicle known as the K.08. It's supposed to be powered by lithium ion batteries and be made from lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber. We'd expect it to be pretty pricey if it ever does go on sale and be offered initially in Japan only. Call us dreamers, but we want it in the U.S. too!