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Mitsuoka, famed for its ultra-retro designs for their automobile, has its Himiko roadster reincarnated in the form of an electric vehicle, courtesy of TGMY. the car made its debut at the recent 2011 Japan EV show, and if its look did not give it the much deserved attention, then its incredible 550-km (340-mile) range certainly would. the Himiko EV is powered by TGMY’s AC induction motor, and features controller from Azure Dynamics and a two-speed gear box from Shigehara Inc.
the major breakthrough that enables Himiko roadster EV to achieve this phenomenal range is the use of 168 lithium polymer cells. at the time of this posting, both specifications and pricing remains unknown, except that it would be likely to be available in second half of 2011. catch the launch video of the Mitsuoka Himiko EV after the break.
via DigiInfo TV