Hungary (TGW) – The three-seating, 137 mpg Antro Solo was unveiled today in Hungary by Antro.
The lightweight car weighs only 600 pounds and can go as fast as to 87 mph; the car is made mostly of carbon fiber composite materials.
The Antro Solo is powered by three sources: solar power, human power, and a standard gas-electric hybrid engine. The small combustion engine can run on gas or ethanol, is designed purely for long trips. The solar panels on the roof of the car charge the battery to extend the electric battery for short trips. Pedals in the car allow for human powered travel at night or when it is cloudy.
Antro plans to sell the car for $18,000 after mass production begins in four years.
The company is also thinking of producing an Antro Duo, which would seat six. The car in fact could just be two Antro Solos joined together.
Via :: AutoblogGreen :: EcoFriend