Joule coming close to production

September 2, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Zagato-designed Optimal Energy Joule is coming close to production, and is now into the prototyping phase. A fleet of vehicles for marketing/media use is being built, and full production is scheduled for late 2013.

The Joule, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, is a small family-sized hatchback with full electric drivetrain and lithium-ion batteries. Developed in South Africa, its production will be in partnership with German consultancy EDAG. Optimal Energy promises a 143-mile range on the new European Driving Cycle (or 186 miles at lower urban speeds),  freeway cruising capability and a competitive price tag, and has upped its earlier ambitions on safety to aim for a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.


Tagged: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

What’s this?

You are currently reading Joule coming close to production at Driving to the Future.


%d bloggers like this: