18 Apr '12, 2pm

The SIM-WIL Electric Car: 200+ miles on a single charge

The SIM-WIL Electric Car: 200+ miles on a single charge

A very new and interesting electric car has been unveiled by SIM-Drive , a Japanese company that is making a push to capture a big chunk of the Electric Vehicle (EV) market with the SIM-WIL, its “future production car”. The WIL (if you will) touts an estimated total range of 218 miles with a impressive top speed of 110 mph and the acceleration of a mid-level sports car (zero to 60mph in an estimated 5.4 seconds). The car will require 12 hours of charge time on a 200 volt (household) outlet to reach a full charge. Another major plus — though the Wil is classified as a compact car, it has the interior space of a larger sedan-like vehicle. In addition the car will possess in-wheel motors with a “direct drive” transmission, the secret to allowing increased efficiency; direct drive eliminates many of the moving parts normally found in a conventional transmission (which ...

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