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SIM-LEI: Japan's Newest Electric Car Reaches 333km Driving Range, And It's Fast

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In December last year, we reported that a spin-off startup at Keio University in Tokyo has teamed up with a total of 34 Japanese companies and municipalities to develop a new electric car. And now the startup, SIM Drive Corporation, has announced it has spent the last months on working on a new model that reaches a driving range of 333km.

Dubbed SIM-LEI (“Leading Efficiency In-Wheel motor”), the 4-seater just needs 4.8 seconds to go from 0km/h to 100km/h and has a top speed of 150km. Its maker says the 333km driving range were reached under “general urban traffic conditions in Japan” and with 24.5kWh battery capacity.

SIM-Drive plans to bring the SIM-LEI to market in 2013, probably in Japan first.

Via Akihabara News