Hi folks . . .
Here's another interesting electric car that might or might not ever come to fruition. It's called the Sono Scion.
No, not the Japanese film director (I'm not familiar with his work, but when I typed."sono sion" into Google, it flipped the order of the words and he was the first thing to come up. With a bit of a chuckle, I just had to make note of it) . . . http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0814469/
. . . but, in fact, a remarkably i-MiEVish-looking electric car being crowd sourced . . . https://www.sonomotors.com/sion/
So, we've got a few optimistic young people who think they can manufacture an electric car for a few hundred thousand dollars and raise money online to fund it. Part of me is rooting for them and loving them dearly for trying. The other part of me simply has me rolling my eyes like the cynical old man that I am, muttering about how they don't have a chance in Hell of pulling it off. But I like it.
Monocrystaline solar panels on the roof and side panels? Check!
Mail away for cheap replacement parts? Check!
Moss (as in the stuff you find growing on rocks in nature) cabin air filter? Check!
List price between $13200 and $17600 (depending on the 14.4kW or 30kW battery, respectively 75 to 155 miles range)? Check!
I think they're predicting it will be here by 2018 . . . just about the time the i-MiEV will probably be gone. I'm not holding my breath, but certainly watching