Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Move Over Prius!

An interesting and award-winning three-wheeler, created by a Swiss company called Cree is set to take the fight for sustainability to the next level.
The car seats two in an agile body that is 90% recyclable, has a maximum speed of 85 kilometers per hour, and touts an emission-free 15 kilowatt electric motor that charges fully in just 6 hours. The design also allows for the conversion of kinetic energy from braking, rolling to a stop and going downhill into power for the engine.

The vehicle is set for a limited release of 500 cars in September 2008, with 5000 units targeted for 2009.

No other information was provided on the vehicle's safety features but its green credentials should make it a hit in countries where drivers are law-abiding and slightly more polite than South African drivers.

Via: Inhabitat, PSFK