New Elettrica Electric Car Takes to London Streets

A 70 mile range and 45mph top speed means that the two-place electric car can compete with anything in its class, but at a price that is higher than its competition.

Published: 16-Jan-2008

Opinion is divided here at SmartPlanet -- some think the new Elettrica from Future Vehicles is the best looking EV on the market, but others think that the G-Wiz offers more character.

We’re all agreed on the performance, though. A 70 mile range and 45mph top speed means that it can compete with anything in its class, but the price is a little steep. At £9,950 for the lead-powered version and £12,750 for the lithium-powered version, the Elettrica costs several thousand pounds more than the G-Wiz.

We saw one in Wandsworth yesterday, and it looked really cool. If you can afford the extra money, then it might be hard to resist going for this over one of its competitors. In any case, competition is great for the industry, and for us consumers.


The PAS series, which includes six different bikes, will have its official launch next month in Japan. Prices will start at US$800 to US$990.

The bikes will make their debut appearance in Ed's new comedy TV show, 'Living with Ed' which broadcasts Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV.

The scooters top out at a 25mph speed, although the ones on loan to the Sheriff's Department are calibrated to travel no faster than 18mph.


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