What the heck is this? Did somebody squish a Lamborgini? Nope, what you’re looking at is the Mikro MM1, and despite looking like a toy, it is a full-fledged electric “supercar.” It is actually pretty adorable the more I look at it.
Sometimes when we think that technology is marching forward, it isn’t as a big of a deal as we thought and you find out that someone has had the technology for years already. Take the Chevy Volt for instance.
The Imperial College of London is currently working on a composite material that can store and discharge electricity but is also strong enough to be used as material for something like a car’s body. Volvo is one of the sponsors of the €3.4 million project, obviously hoping to find a way to build electric cars that lasts a long time between charges.
The civic group Japan EV Club is probably the only group of its kind, because it has taken to shattering its own records. Last month, the electric vehicle enthusiasts drove an electric version of the Daihatsu Mira for 345 mi on a single charge.