Alvarez Electric Motors rolls out budget-friendly line of Eco vehicles

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Sure, there’s already a ton of electric rides out there, but some folks might not be interested in all those bells and whistles found in something like, say, that precious Tesla Model S or the upcoming Audi A3 e-tron. Luckily for them, there are indie companies like Alvarez Electric Motors trying to stir things up a bit in the EV market. The California company (with the help of Chinese OEM Liuzhou Wuling) has just announced three eco-friendly vehicles, starting with its Eco-E Commuter Car and followed by two larger ones, the EcoTruck and EcoVan — all of which are priced at around $10,000, $17,000 and $18,000, respectively, though this isn’t taking into consideration the tax credits and rebates that come with going the green route. Naturally, saving cash also means taking a couple of hits in key departments, and thus it shouldn’t come as a surprise the EV trio is only expected to have a mild range of 30-40 miles, while top speeds are said to clock in at a mere 25 mph. You’ll find more info on these at the source below, along with extra pictures for your kind viewing pleasure.Filed under: TransportationAlvarez Electric Motors rolls out budget-friendly line of Eco vehicles originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink Inhabitat  |  EcoCenter  | Email this | Comments

source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/03/alvarez-electric-motors-budget-eco-vehicles/