"Roaming In Thought"

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Mitsubishi's new electric car has 3 motors

Mitsubishi is working on a new Electric vehicle that has not one, not two, but three (count 'em) motors. The i MIEV Sport has motors in each of the front wheels and one that powers the back two. The batteries are Lithium-ion, just like the one in your phone or iPod.

Unfortunately for Americans, Mitsubishi is unveiling this thing in Tokyo and will be selling it in Japan only, at least at first. But then, I guess until we have a lot of cars on the road with one electric motor, having one with three is maybe jumping ahead a little too soon. But hey, motors in the wheels! That's pretty damned cool