This little Mini is "bad" in a "good" way! Just today I was reading an article about this 80mpg Electric Hybrid Mini and thought I would research a wee bit and let you all in on what I found! I was thinking, "WOW! 80 miles per gallon and NO emissions!". Each wheel has it's own in-wheel electric drive system! Now that's so radical that you might get thrown in jail here in the US for coming up with something like that! :)
According to the engineers at PML Flightlink...
|" Some key features are:|
Independent Quad Electric Drive
Traction control and anti skid built into each wheel
Regenerative braking recovers almost all energy
Blistering acceleration and high top speed
Around 80 mpg via onboard engine / generator
No need to recharge ( although you can if you wish)
Seriously attractive and feature rich in car display
Listen up, people, I am certainly no tree-hugger, yet I actually am impressed with this! Just picture all the oil barons' faces if we all put orders in for an 80-mile-per-gallon speedster! Whoa, there would be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth down at the local gas stations to be sure! Perhaps their yachts might not leave their docks every night, just every other night; now wouldn't that be sad?
Well, sadly enough, we'll have to wait a long time before we get our hands on one of these Electric Hybrid Mini Cooper's as this one took 8 mos. to complete and the designers are not opening up a factory anytime soon from the looks of things.
-- WiseOne Wuz Here!
"A ship in harbor is safe -- but that's not what ships were made for." -John A. Shedd