Universal Electric Vehicle Corp, a new electric vehicle company,
of Thousand Oaks, California has recently begun showing its luxurious Electrum Spyder, a sporty electric vehicle. The editors of Batteries Digest visited the Company’s founders, Greg and Diana Lane, in May at the Thousand Oaks’ Earth Day Celebration.
The Electrum Spyder definitely has style. It has a sleek design and a removable hard top. It can travel up 80 miles per hour, so it could keep up with traffic on the California freeways.
The Electrum Spyder would have a range of 70 to 80 miles if equipped with Lead-acid batteries. Although Lead-acid batteries would most likely be the least expensive batteries, Greg and Diana are open to other technologies, such as Lithium-ion. The Lane’s are interested to exploring the more advanced battery technologies because there is a potential for greater range and performance.
Perhaps an advanced battery manufacturer would like to utilize the Spyder as a test platform?.
Another model designed by UEV is the Com V-3. This two-passenger vehicle has three wheels. UEV has designed this vehicle for commuters. The design has integrated a workspace for computers and included an AC outlet. An unique option is a wheelchair caddy.
As their business plan progresses, the Lanes hope to have their first production run for the Electrum Spyder next year. Although pricing could change, the projected price tag is $35,000. The vehicles are scheduled to be manufactured in Ventura County, California.
For more information, contact U.E.V at 805-492-7701 or email: ptoto1netzero.net.