That CEL is one funky looking ride. Looking like the contraption in which Woody Allen sped around in Sleepers, the electric prototype made by the Japanese company Sim-Drive is big on performance, not looks. The non-sluggish car rates a drag coefficient of 0.199, which helps its 65 kilowatt electric motor get it from a standstill to 62 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds. Weighing a mere 3,483 pounds due to its healthy use of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic panels, the CEL has a single-charge range of 201 miles.
At this point, the CEL is just a prototype and there is no sign that it will make it out of this puppy-love stage. However, regardless of what happens from this point on, the CEL clearly shows that electric technology has come a long way.
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