A US company called EV Innovations is planning to unveil two new electric vehicles at the 2009 New York Auto Show. Prices will start at US$34,900 when deliveries begin in 2010.
EV Innovations, a company based in Mooresville, North Carolina, USA is launching two battery-powered cars at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. The first is the Inizio EVS sports car which runs on a lithium-ion battery pack. Its AC induction motor is mounted mid-cabin. It comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. EV Innovations states it will go from 0 to 60mph in 4 seconds and be able to reach a top end of 170mph (274km/h).
At production the Inizio is expected to weigh 2,400 lbs (1,089kg). A full battery charge should take about eight hours through a normal household electric plug. After a full recharge the Inizio would be able to cover a distance of 200 miles (322km).
The second car to be showcased is the more passenger-oriented Wave model. The Wave will have a top speed of 80mph (129km/h) and a range of up to 170 miles (274km/h) per charge. The Wave will be priced from US$34,900 and the Inizio will commence at US$139,000. Although deliveries aren't expected to start until 2010, EV Innovations is already taking deposits for both models.