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article imageBattery operated, barn-built futuristic car has nostalgic twist

By Matthew Hendricks     Feb 3, 2014 in Technology
Since 2007, a team of self-funded volunteers have spent their time designing and building an electric vehicle from scratch. They recently unveiled the Illuminati Motor Works Seven.
According to Inhabitat.com, the Illuminati Motor Works Seven battery operated motorcar not only works, it’s capable of 207.5 MPG and it can do zero to sixty faster than Subaru’s BR-Z sports car.
It was built in a barn in central Illinois.
Illuminatimotorworks.org describes the car, which looks like a retro style bat mobile, as a street-legal four seat battery electric vehicle (BEV) that was created from scratch specifically for the Progressive Automotive X Prize. The steel frame and foam/fiberglass body were constructed by hand.
According to Gizmodo, the Illuminati team didn't win the $5 million offered by the 2010 Progressive Automotive X Prize to anyone who could build a 100 MPG car as roomy, fast and sure-footed as a modern family sedan. A mechanical issue disqualified the car in the final competition.
But team leader Kevin Smith and his crew have been improving their baby ever since.
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