Japanese researchers unveil ultra-light electric car

Suzuka-based Topia Corp. presented an electric car during the 19th Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo in Tokyo, which weighs just 150kg (330lb). The so-called Huvo is the prototype of a single seat mini car.

The Huvo is made of steel, aluminum, carbon fiber reinforced plastic and ABS resin. Topia says the prototype was completely produced in-house. According to the CEO, other companies trying to manufacture a comparable car would only be able to produce a vehicle weighing as much as 300kg.

The company doesn’t mention the invention on its website and at this point, there is no information available regarding possible commercialization of the Huvo in the future.

Via Tech-On