NEV Manufacturers Going Full-size

Since the beginning of the year a number of NEV manufacturers have announced intentions to produce full-size electric vehicles.

RTEV plans wide-ranging electric vehicle product line – RTEV which currently produces LSVs under the Ruff and Tuff brand are planning on expanding their electric vehicle offerings with bicycles and scooters from their Wheego division in 2008, auto-shaped LSVs in 2009 and full-speed electric vehicles in 2010.

In March, 2008 ZENN reported that it was moving forward with plans to sell a highway speed vehicle starting in Fall 2009. The vehicle will be powered by ultracapacitor technology from EEStor, a Texas based firm in which ZENN has a 3.8% equity stake. The highway speed vehicle, to be called the cityZenn, will have a top speed of 80 miles per hour and a range of 250 miles, according to Zenn. The company said the car will be rechargeable in less than 5 minutes.

BG Automotive Group is starting with LSV production but plan to produce full-size vehicles in the following year.

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