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A new concept electric car from Japan could be the solution to coping with flash floods and tsunamis its maker claims. Fomm, a Japanese firm has developed a new electric car it calls the Concept One, which it claims is also the smallest four-seat EV around at just 2.5 metres long and 1.5 metres tall. The model is fitted with a water jet generator which allows it to propel itself through water, operating just like a small boat. The car’s slim wheels act a bit like fins while its jet-ski like handlebar is used to steer the car through the water. The Concept One also includes what is described as a ‘cassette type detachable lithium ion battery’ which can be removed for use to power home appliances in the event of a blackout. The car can hold up to six batteries for a driving range of up to 62 miles on a single charge. Currently on display at the Bangkok International Motor Sh...

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