August 30, 2015

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It has been a while since we heard from the Eliica team in Japan.  Reports are coming in about a possible adaptation for a bus platform.

The gist is that by now, asyou have read here, the Eliica is an amazing conquest.  230mph, 0 to 60 in 4.1 seconds for this 8 wheeled wonder is nothing to sneer at.  It seems now the researcher team from Keio University in Japan want to adapt it for an electric shuttle bus, according to PopSci.

Isuzu Motors will will step up to the plate to design the body and Toshiba will offer its lithium ion technology as a secondary battery.  The battery pack is rated at 120kw/h, which would be enough for 93 miles, or 150km.  The Tokyo Electric Power Company will work on creating a comprehensive recharging infrastructure.  As far as the price, it is estimated to be equivalent to that of a diesel bus.

Good to hear this amazing feat of technology will be used.

For more on the Eliica, click here.

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