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September 08, 2011

Opel shows a concept electric vehicle that has production potential

European GM subsidy Opel has unveiled a new electric two-seater concept car called the One Euro Car, because Opel claims it can go 100 kilometers for the price of just one euro.

The futuristic looking car is just one-third the weight of a traditional modern small car, according to Opel, and as such has 10 times less the energy requirements. Hence the 100 km for one euro.


The 100 mpg automotive Xprize was won by a 750 pound 4 passenger car the Edison 2. Lightweight cars can be safe and far more energy efficient.





It can reach a maximum speed of 120 km/h, but Opel is also considering creating a version aimed at younger drivers, with a speed limited to just 45 km/h.


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