ECOmove's QBEAK could hit the road this year

ECOmove's 500 Mile Range QBEAK To Hit The Road In 2012

Danish developer and manufacturer ECOmove has made a splash with its QBEAK model and its extended 500 mile range. Now the company estimates it can get it on the road this year, before the end of 2012.

Danish electric carmaker ECOmove has developed a car that can go 500 mile range, which is based on the company's QBEAK electric city car, as fellow writer David Herron wrote in his previous article; 500 Mile electric car being developed in Denmark.

Intelligent Presentation Of The QBEAK. Unlike other electric cars that try to answer every solution, ECOmove’s idea of presenting the QBEAK is sound and logical. This little electric car is intelligently pitched as an urban dweller car, period.

Technically Speaking. Weighing in at 881.4 lbs, 400 kg, its battery pack configuration can be stretched from one to 6, each holding 4.7 kilowatt-hours of electricity, giving all six slightly of 28.2 kWh. This explains how it can reach 180 miles and in order to cover the rest of the 320 miles, a “range extender” is used. By using an intelligent bio-methanol fuel cell system, it effectively increases the range to achieve the mystical 500 mile barrier.

By sporting two in-wheel motors rated at 70kw, the top speed is enough to hit the highway without getting tickets, 74.6 MPH, or 120 km. But the gist remains that its strongest part is its customization. It can be adapted to suit almost anyone’s needs from short city hops to highway longer stretches. Much as its battery pack, it can include up to 6 seats that can be removed in order to make use of its cargo space.

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Not sure what the point is of a 500 mile range on a city car (though it does say "based on", but I can't imagine it would be radically different). I suppose a courier service that keeps the car on the road all the day, but that's about it :).
That's a good point. I can only think of one, convenience. People love to have a reserve of energy, I guess :) More to the point, according to a few surveys these past few years, 500 miles seems to be the mystical range people are waiting for with cars in general. After that, it's pretty much bragging rights. Yes, 500 miles in a city that could mean weeks on end or a courier's week.
Will this be for sale in the U.S.?
As of now the plans are onl;y Europe but with anything else, with enough demand it could come over here. Want to start a list of people?

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