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Electric car to boast 218miles of range: Now here’s an electric car to get excited about – the SIM-WIL (pictured...

Electric car to boast 218miles of range: Now here’s an electric car to get excited about – the SIM-WIL (pictured...

Now here’s an electric car to get excited about – the SIM-WIL (pictured) will offer a range of 218 miles and can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 5.4 seconds. The vehicle is the latest development from Keio University spin-out SIM-DRIVE – and it is hoped that a final production model will be on sale in 2014. Stephen Munday, of Integrity Exports, reported that the SIM-WIL will be a test bed for a future production car while showcasing the SIM-DRIVE technology. This includes its own design of in-wheel motors and techniques that incorporate as many components as possible within the frame of the car to free up space for passengers. The SIM-WIL will now undergo testing – and while it does so, SIM-DRIVE will turn its attentions to the infrastructure needed to match an uptake of electric vehicles. It has joined forces with companies such as Sekisui House (which works in home const...

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