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VM - Small and electricVolkswagen, generally known for making cars for the Autobahn, has shown a concept all-electrical car E-Up. The production car will be sold in 2013 and look pretty similar. It's a small car for town-traffic and it's fast up to 50 km/h. The driver information is on monitors including a view backwards from a camera.
IB feels it's a step in the right direction, but really: The town-car has to be really cheep and simple. Build it of inflated plastic (Much harder than bath-toys!), carbon fiber and you'll get something about 100 kg including batteries. Maybe not with racing-car performance wheels, but it should be fine for driving in town and on a highway.
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