Gallery: Finland Unveils RaceAbout All-Electric Supercar

 

Competition is heating up for the Progressive X-Prize, and the latest super-efficient green vehicle to be rolled out is Finland’s Electric RaceAbout (ERA) EV. Recently unveiled by the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, the RaceAbout features a range of 200km, a chassis that weighs half as much as other cars its size, and a lithium-ion battery pack that can be express charged in 10 minutes flat. Now that the electric sportscar has proven itself in initial tests, the ERA travels to Michigan where it will compete for the X-Prize and $10 million dollars.

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  1. 15 Ultra Efficient Vehi... July 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    […] to watch out for in the next few months of competition include Finland’s RaceAbout, the X-Tracer, and Team Li-ion Motors. Follow the X-Prize updates through their facebook page, or […]

  2. telfred April 9, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Looks like a Volvo doesnt it?
    and Hasn’t Tesla Roadster already done all this succesfully?
    The problem i have with Electric powered cars is that they’re not really electric are they?
    they’re actually battery powered and the problem is producing these batteries and the inevitable discarding of them at the end of the lifecycle.

  3. manny April 8, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Most manufacturers do not make electric cars because current battery technology means they make a range of only 100 miles. The “will it make it?” factor known as range anxiety puts off customers

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