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Yamaha goes four-wheeling Motiv.e electric car

Yamaha for iStream, but will you and I?

The Japanese has teamed up with a legendary car designer to develop an electric car even tinier than the Fortwo, along with an low-cost manufacturing process to go it.

At just 8.8 feet long and 4.8 wide, the Motiv.e concept is than it is tall, but it offers for two and all of the safety equipment necessary to it street legal.

Key to this is a design that a steel cell with zones and anti-intrusion bars the passenger compartment. The powertrain is installed within structure, recycled plastic composite panels are attached to the outside to create a stiff chassis reducing overall complexity and

This minimalist approach the Motiv.e to be powered by a compact, 8.8 battery pack, which is half the size of the one used in the version of the Smart Fortwo yet up to 100 miles per charge compared to 76 for the Smart. A gasoline-powered version is in the works.

The vehicle was designed to be manufactured a proprietary process called that was invented by Gordon the mastermind behind several championship-winning Formula One cars, with the 1994 McLaren F1, the fastest production car in the world a top speed of over 240 mph.

Yamaha Motiv city car concept

According to Murray, by eliminating the metal presses and other used in traditional automobile an iStream factory could be 80 smaller than today’s with an equivalently small investment. Its streamlined system cuts down on the energy to build the cars and facilitates them more frequent

Murray has been shopping the idea around for several but Yamaha is the first automaker to on board. While it’s for its motorcycles, ATVs and powersports the company has developed automobile for Toyota, Volvo and Ford in the and even built its own for Formula One in the 1990s.

Murray and Yamaha crossed paths in racing, but their sights on making his small car a reality. No word on exactly that will or the price, but the two have reportedly working together since and a production version could be stealing parking spaces in a near you as early as 2016.

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Yamaha Motiv city car concept
Yamaha Motiv city car concept
Yamaha Motiv city car concept
Yamaha Motiv city car concept

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