10 Jan '12, 5pm

Weird new all-electric cars debut at Detroit Auto Show #EV

Weird new all-electric cars debut at Detroit Auto Show #EV

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. Paul Tan's Automotive News reports : 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 I'm not even sure what this thing is for. The concept model has just enough cargo space for a bicycle minus its front wheel. Autoguide reports : 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 f...

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