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Japan Scientist Builds The Eliica Electric

 - Dec 30, 2008
References: eliica & autobloggreen
Looks like the tire business will get a boost in Japan, if Dr. Shimizu gets his way. The Eliica eight wheel electric is catching the interest of the government which may make a big investment. So far there are two Eliicas which run on lithium-ion batteries. Each wheel has its own motor, thus more wheels, more power and smaller motors. The car will reportedly reach 230 miles per hour. If they can build 200, the price will fall to about $255,000. Unreal.