What is green, has eight wheels, two wings, doesn’t fly, and apparently is difficult to make up a joke about?
That’s right, the Eliica, an electric car prototype developed by Japan’s Keio University. The Eliica’s most notable quality is its eight wheels, each with its own electric motor and energy-regenerative disc brake system, which produce a total of 640 horsepower and a top speed of 230 miles per hour. The front four wheels steer the car, which also has two rear gullwing doors. Instead of a flux capacitor, the Eliica is powered by 80 lithium-ion batteries which can be easily charged from a residential power grid in about ten hours.
The concept of Integrated Platform has been applied to Eliica. Eliica is the fastest Sedan till date, even when compared to vehicles with the Internal Combustion engine. The amazing performance of Eliica is sure to drive you off your feet and persuade you to reconsider, and even adopt an electric vehicle as your choice of transportation.
Although the future is unclear for this futuristic car, we hope to see more of this green machine as it attempts to challenge gasoline-powered speed records.