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World’s First All-Electric Limousine

World’s First All-Electric Limousine

Imperial Coach Builders of Springfield, Mo. made headlines in June when it created the world’s first all-electric stretch limousine. “We took a regular Nissan LEAF electric,” said Nathan Daily, the company’s head electrician, “and we cut it into two and basically extended the frame and everything to add a center section to stretch it into a limousine.” That electric limo is now up for auction on eBay.

The process of stretching the Leaf obviously adds weight to the EV, which still employs Nissan’s 24-kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack. Therefore, driving range on a single charge will be less than the usual 80 or so miles offered by the Leaf.

But this does not diminish the uniqueness of the vehicle, or the publicity (and green cred) the right owner would get from driving what is likely the world’s only zero-emissions limousine. The design is fully revealed in several YouTube tours of the vehicle.

For more information about electric cars and other fuel efficient vehicles, visit eBay Green Driving.

 

 

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eBay Green Driving helps drivers save money at the pump, and reduce their environmental impact. It offers user-friendly tools and resources, as well as eBay's unique green vehicle and parts inventory, in a single location, to help people determine the best ways to "green" their daily driving routines. The site covers the full range of efficient technologies: electric vehicles, hybrids, clean diesels, compressed natural gas and ethanol vehicles, as well as high-MPG gasoline vehicles. Green Driving's Fuel Type Comparison Tool was developed in cooperation with the Department of Energy's fueleconomy.gov. World-class content is provided by leading writers and researchers in the field of eco-friendly automotive technology.

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11:48PM PST on Feb 14, 2013

why not buy a Tesla model S you don't have to convert it. You would have one less seat and way more storage.

3:09PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

That is awesome,i like it,thanks for your information.
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4:18PM PST on Nov 6, 2012

Great! :)

1:13PM PST on Nov 6, 2012

Great!

10:44AM PST on Nov 4, 2012

"Buy it now" for $39,000.

5:23PM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

That is awesome

3:21PM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

Excellent.

4:33AM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

The so called electric car is not really emission free as we are told by the manufacturers. We still use Coal, Nuclear and Oilpower to recharge those vehicles, dirty power!
So we are back where we started, big Oil making more money than ever and taking no responsibility what so ever, just filling their pockets.
I recently had a 3.5 kWh system installed on my roof with great expence in anticipation to be green feed an electric car. Wrong, sure I save on my home bill if I produce about the same amount. If I produce more, I get 8 cents/kWh buy back and in a bad month I buy my own electricity back for 28/kWh cents. Looks like the leaches have it all covered.Frustrating!

1:05PM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Does this concept not defeat the whole purpose of the electric car?

12:35PM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Cool!

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