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.