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

 

The Progressive Automotive X-Prize 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. 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.

The eVARO was on display last week at the SEMA 2009 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

Via Autobloggreen

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  1. GL November 26, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    This car was designed to carry two people at freeway speeds 0f 70 mph and to deliver over 140 mpg while doing so, it dose just what it was designed to do, so what’s wrong with this concept?, show me any other car in the world currently capable of doing this for 40,000 bucks, this car will go 120 miles before needing to charge, it also has its own on board 20 kilowatt generator on board so you don’t need to stop and recharge, again I ask, show me another car in the world that can do this, and if you yourself have not actually built a car capable of even half this you really should keep your negative comments to your self, the guys at FVT have proven it can be done and deserve recognition for there efforts, not criticism.

  2. jpr09 November 12, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    For a transportation vehicle it is not very efficient, carrying only one or maybe two passengers does not do much for transporting people efficiently for the cost of the vehicle and power to run it.

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