With the Prius Challenge ready to wrap up in Nelson this week and move to Motueka we thought that perhaps it was time to look at the recurrent question that gets bandied around within this discussion of alternative technologies - fully electric cars!
If you have got a spare USD$109,000 you could always invest in current market leaders Tesla Motors, but as you can see they have a very small production run and are sold out until production begins again in 2014. It looks like a Lotus Elise anyway....
So the boys from Top Gear did what any good kiwi bloke would - set about making their own electric car. After all, how hard could it be?
There is more, 2 more parts to this story that are as funny as the first one.
The conclusion, which is no surprise really as the homemade car is quite ridiculous.
See, easy as. Something to think about for your next project? Or perhaps you could come and see the wide range of hybrid cars we have across our showrooms: The Toyota Prius family, the Camry Hybrid for life's busy executives, the Honda Insight, the sporty little Honda CR-Z, the Lexus CT200H, and the Lexus 400H SUV to name but a few!