Sunday, May 23, 2010


60 mph, 87 miles range would be nice for Hawaii if they would actually make this little electric car

by Larry Geller

Check out the pics of this electric car here and here. It’s called the Pininfarina Nido.

What a gorgeous small car. This all-electric city car can hit 60mph in 6.7 seconds and features a driving range of 87 miles per charge.

It appears to be a concept car, not in production. And I’m sure it has safety issues similar to other cars its size.

But wouldn’t Hawaii be better off with cars like this instead of electric golf cart variations? If it is ever produced, and if it is economical and otherwise practical, it would go on the highway.

I know, I know. There are lots of concept cars, they don’t get made. I just thought this one was cute and worth looking at the pics.

One day our car will come. Hmmm… could be a song.


Beyond energy efficiency or other automotive advancements, the sheer acceleration of cars -- coupled with the discrimination they place against self-powered and more equitable and safer forms of transit -- has more significant and detrimental effects on public wellness. The faster the vehicle moves, the more it must necessarily restrict the equitable mobility of others -- Jetson-car and Chevy alike.

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