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275 MPG eVARO Electric Vehicle Goes From 0 to 60 in 5 Seconds

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On November 9, 2009 @ 5:00 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | 2 Comments

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The Progressive Automotive X-Prize [1] is heating up as the May 2010 start date approaches, and one of our favorite entrants is the eVARO, a three-wheeled plug-in hybrid from Future Vehicles Technology [2]. The sleek electric vehicle can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 5 seconds and purportedly reaches 275 mpg under certain conditions. And for those times when there isn’t a gas station in site, the eVARO can cruise for up to 90 miles on pure battery power.

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The eVARO [3] was on display last week at the SEMA 2009 [4] show in Las Vegas. According to FVT, the sleek electric vehicle “is designed to out-perform gas powered vehicles, produce no emissions for 90% of its time on the road, and radically change the automotive industry as we know it.

The eVARO has only three wheels for a number of reasons: FVT believes it cuts down on fuel consumption, improves cornering performance, and reduces the vehicle’s overall body weight. The plug-in vehicle takes three hours to completely recharge from a standard outlet. No word on when (or if) the eVARO will go into commercial production, but a $10 million boost from the Auto X Prize can’t hurt.

+ Future Vehicle Technologies [3]

Via Autobloggreen [5]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Progressive Automotive X-Prize: http://www.progressiveautoxprize.org

[2] Future Vehicles Technology: http://www.futurevehicletechnologies.com/

[3] eVARO: http://www.futurevehicletechnologies.com/index.html

[4] SEMA 2009: http://www.semashow.com/

[5] Autobloggreen: http://green.autoblog.com/2009/11/09/sema-2009-evaro-plug-in-hybrid-three-wheeler-debuts-returns/

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