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article imageTom Hanks Picks Up First Electric Scion XB

By Steve in the UK     Feb 18, 2007 in Environment
Tom Hanks was quoted as saying, "There are three electric cars sitting on the moon, and now another one in my garage"
Not just content to own a hybrid car Tom Hanks has invested in a company that takes converts hybrid cars in to all-electric
He has also just taken delivery of a custom built 95 mph all electric car, the Scion XB which is a $55,000 conversion by a company called AC Propulsion, and no that price doesn't not include tax, it doesn't even include the cost of the original car
The vehicle uses an AC motor driving the front wheels, and uses 625 pounds of lithium-ion batteries that enable the vehicle to run for 140-180 miles between charges.
The great thing about this car is that even with all those batteries to charge, charging only takes 2 to 5 hours, I can't even charge the batteries for my digital camera that quick.
It's just a shame that they picked such an ugly car to convert.
There's some links within the main article which are well worth looking that.
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