December 20, 2014

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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.

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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.

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