Weird new all-electric cars debut at Detroit Auto Show
Hitting the "on" button on this car (because in the future, all cars will be started the same way you start up a laptop) makes the interior flash blue like you've just stepped into a light cycle from TRON. Check the video, below, for the full effect.
The car’s central electric module weighs just 80 kg, and juice for the motor is stored in a lithium-ion battery whose modules are housed in a space-saving location behind the front seats. The battery has an energy capacity of 28.3 kWh, offering the car a 180 km operating range.
Smart For-Us electric pickup truck
The For-Us is an electric vehicle and uses the same 55kW motor and 17.6kWh lithium-ion battery pack first seen on the all-electric Smart fortwo. Range is thus pegged at 86-miles on a full-charge. Performance numbers are a similar story, its brisk, but not fast. Acceleration from 0-37 mph takes about 5-seconds.
Tata eMO electric
They named it the "Emo"? Really? Anyway, it has a range of 100 miles and a top speed of 65 MPH, which is plenty considering that Tata mostly sells to its home country of India. More from Edmunds and The New York Times.
Green Car Concepts of Note Coming to 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Torque News.