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What Will Electric Look Like?


The Roadster an electric vehicle built by Tesla Motors, begins to what electric cars look like.

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Right now, electric cars are rare. In the most common version is the cart that s been street legal, putting at up to 30 mph in many sunny communities of the

But now Detroit says it plans to get about electric cars as of the effort to emerge from the of irrelevancy.

The look of electric cars may depend on whether Detroit or if a handful of upstart and innovative companies can muscle in on the market.

of the same?

Do not expect the first electric cars to look different than today s Even though electric take up less room conventional internal combustion designers at Ford and GM say they won t radically redesign car exteriors away, according to CNN .

The reclaimed is more likely to be used to interiors more roomy eventually, to make cars and more aerodynamic.

Over time, however, cars are bound to evolve as inevitably follows function. The Prius, a hybrid electric-gas already showed off design aimed at improving efficiency.

At a discussion last week, on by autoweek.com. designers hinted at changes to expect. One obvious An electric engine doesn t the same ventilation and cooling, so the could go. Hoods can be rethought, there will be less them.

Meanwhile, smaller car are innovating.

Small, green and

Fisker Automotive calls a green American premium car company with a mission to a range of beautiful environmentally cars that make sense without compromise.

Fisker is signing up parts and dealers for production of a four-door that ll retail for about next year. The car goes 50 on its electric motor, then a gas engine kicks in not to drive the but as a generator to charge the batteries.

The Roadster, brainchild of Elon (a co-founder of SpaceX, which is a new breed of commercial space is a pure speedster that off what electric can do by putting fully to work, if you have to spend.

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Tesla hopes to in under $50,000 for a sleek sedan, the Model S. in 2011.

Price and speed

Price a key issue in the short term.

The anticipated Chevy Volt. won t knock anyone s socks off will run around $40,000. Due out year, it also uses a gas engine to charge the electric after about 40 miles.

One that could make the and other electric cars to many American motorists: are fast off the line.

Acceleration is says Detroit News Critic Scott Burgess. who tested a Volt. The electric applies immediate torque to the wheels so it feels even than it really is.

The Ultimate Aero EV. an electric car from Shelby SuperCars, go zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds and have a top of 208 mph, the manufacturer claims. It has to go with the speed and is sure to get you a

Finally, one problem with cars you might not have They re too quiet. Pedestrians and could be run over by cars never hear coming, worry. Therefore Congress is establishment of a minimum noise for electric cars.

Robert Roy is the Editorial Director of Imaginova. In column, The Water Cooler, he at what people are talking in the world of science and beyond.

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