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Spira — EV With 140-Mile Range For $10,000

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.

Spira

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

 
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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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