While everyone else may be filing into the shopping malls this weekend to get started on the holiday gift-giving season, there will be a fairly enthusiastic and dedicated crowd gathering at the Alternative Car Expo in Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Air Center for a completely different reason. It is there that Universal Electric Vehicle will be showcasing their Electrum Spyder. This full-electric car gets juiced up from a wall plug overnight, meaning that you can start “with a full tank every day without going to a gas station.”
There’s no need for a special generator or a propriety jack, because the Universal Electric Vehicle (as its name implies) can plug into any standard 110 or 220 volt outlet. This all-electric “freeway flyer”, as you’d expect, gives off zero emissions. If you live somewhere where electricity is generated in an environmentally-friendly way, then this really is a true “green” transportation solution.
In their own words, “The Electrum Spyder provides an effective range of up to 150 miles at a top speed governed at 80 miles an hour on a full charge using nickel zinc batteries. The Spyder is available with optional lithium ion batteries with a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge.”
If you happen to be down Santa Monica way, head on out on Saturday to check out the Electrum Spyder in action.