If one doesn’t need or want a fancy supercar like the Tesla Model S, or even a relatively “normal” car like the Nissan LEAF, but still desires to go electric, what can one do? Get one of the smart cars that are becoming a more common sight in many large cities perhaps? Or a Renault Twizy if in Europe?
On that note, I was recently made aware of the “Spira” — which is a rather interesting-looking, low-cost vehicle that can be purchased as either an electric or a gasmobile.
I rather like the tag-line used in the advertising: “Soft. Safe. Sexy.” 🙂
Here are some details for the electric version: a 140-mile single charge range (via 144 amp hour batteries); a top speed of 70 miles per hour; a 300 miles-per-gallon-equivalent fuel-economy rating; one or two 10 kilowatt 72 V motors; a starting price of $10,000 plus shipping; and a build made mostly of lightweight foam, fiberglass, and plastic.
As one can see from the picture above, the design is a 3-wheeled one. Vehicle dimensions are 57” wide x 49” tall x 107” long (1450 x 1250 x 2700 mm).
Here’s a video of the vehicle in action:
More information about the electric offering from Spira, and the gasmobile offering as well, can be found here.
Image Credit: Spira