NUS to test micro electric cars for short distance travel [News]

August 19, 2012 by  
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By Melissa Chong, Channel NewsAsia, 18 Aug 2012.

Some staff and students at National University of Singapore will test a fleet of micro electric cars for a year.

It is part of a research project with Toyota Tsusho (Asia Pacific).

These single seaters are planned for short distances. At a top speed of 50km/h, it has a driving range of about 35km.

And it takes eight hours to be fully charged.

Called the Toyota Auto Body COMS, it is already being used in Japan.

Professor Chua Kee Chaing, head, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, said: “This is definitely not a replacement of other cars.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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One Response to “NUS to test micro electric cars for short distance travel [News]”
  1. Due to increase fuel prices electric cars are gaining popularity. For short distance travel this could prove beneficial. As they are working on autonomous version so it will attract more people to drive these cars and also in cheaper rates.

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