One of the joys of living in this state is getting to see some new toys before they hit the market, in this case by accident.
I was on my way to the local pub on Saturday night when I saw a car parked and plugged in that was completely new to me. It's a two-seater, but with one seat behind the other, making the whole car very slim indeed.
As I was checking it out a man came up, introduced himself and said the car was his, or rather was on loan for a while. It's a new concept car, the Tango
, and has some very interesting features indeed.
First off the car is fast - fast enough to outburn a Porsche at the lights, not that anyone would do such a thing. It can get from 0-60mph in just under four seconds and can hit a top speed of over 130mph.
But the other killer app behind the car was its width. The entire car is less than a metre wide and the designer envisages it being perfect for congested city streets. Not only is parking a lot easier but on clogged freeways the car can fit into half a lane.
These things are being made now, albeit in kit form, and if electric cars are your thing I'd recommend taking a look.