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Atticus Robocar 4P — $25,000 EV With 93-Mile Range

What do you say to the possibility of an all-electric vehicle with 93 miles of range that sells for $25,000? Not bad, huh? A Brazilian-American engineer by the name of Paulo Camasmie is making the claim that his “Atticus Robocar 4P” will possess the range and price listed above once available … in 2020.

Interesting claims made by those without enough funds to see their ideas through are a dime a dozen, but some of them do squeak through, and others can at least be interesting to take a look at.

The model is also supposed to eventually be fully autonomous, and the broader idea is that the vehicles will form some sort of “automated pod.” The $25,000 price tag quoted above relates to the limited quantities that Camasmie intends to have available before the end of the decade.

Some other basic points gleaned from the video:

  • The prototype has an interesting look to it…
  • The battery pack is mounted under the floor, in a “skateboard design.”
  • The model is intended to provide comfortable seating for up to 4 people.
  • The model will reportedly be 157 inches long, and 2,200 lbs.
  • In addition to the 93-mile range mentioned above, the car will reportedly possess a top speed of around 70 miles per hour.
  • It features a “summon” feature similar to the one Tesla now provides through its Autopilot feature.
  • The battery pack will reportedly be swappable, and the chassis recyclable.
  • Voice control features are extensive — controlling everything from the doors, to the bicycle rack, to the vehicle’s on/off status.
  • The model features “falcon-wing doors” similar to those used by the Tesla Model X.
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy. You can follow his work on Google+.


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