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Eliica 8-wheeler EV Aims for Speed Record and Production Eliica 8-wheeler EV Aims for Speed Record and Production

Dr. Hiroshi Shimizu built his first electric car more than 20 years ago, converting a gasoline-powered sedan to electric drive. An environmental engineer by training, he became increasingly interested in pushing the boundaries of electric car technology; the most recent manifestation being the Eliica, a powerful, eight-wheeled super car with a 230 mph (370 km/h) top speed. Each of the eight wheels is driven by a 60kW (80 hp) electric motor. First conceived in 2003, Shimizu and his...

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