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The Middle-East’s First EV Claims a Range of 2,236 Miles

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 17, 2010 @ 4:22 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | 5 Comments

oman, noor majan, ev, phev, middle east, mideast, green design [1]Photo: the Ford Nucleon

American and European electric cars [2] have nothing on an EV currently in the works in Oman. Built by local company Noor Majan, the vehicle will be the first EV built in the Middle-East — and it supposedly gets a mind-blowing 2,236 miles to the charge. For some perspective, the Tesla Roadster [3] only gets 245 miles per charge.

Among the vehicle’s other impressive stats: an 800-horsepower engine, solar powered air-conditioner, the ability to go from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds, and massaging seats. Noor Majan also says that the car, which will cost $70,000 to $91,000, can go 21 years without maintenance.

We’re highly skeptical about Noor Majan’s claims, since they make very little practical sense. But we think there’s reason to celebrate even if the company just puts out a standard EV [4] — it will be the Middle-East’s first big step away from petroleum-powered cars.

Via Wired Autopia [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/17/the-middle-easts-first-ev-claims-a-range-of-2236-miles/ford-nucleon-concept/

[2] electric cars: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/14/toyota-confirms-that-it-will-build-an-electric-vehicle-prototype-with-tesla/

[3] Tesla Roadster: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/25/teslas-all-electric-roadster-sports-car-to-be-available-for-lease/

[4] EV: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php%3Fs%3Delectric%2Bvehicle&sa=X&ei=5nEaTILhEJDCM8WRsaQF&ved=0CBoQzgQoATAA&usg=AFQjCNH11jnED4QoEDvjHIA8DYnNoC9MfA

[5] Wired Autopia: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/06/mid-east-ev-2250-mile-range/

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