DENVER – The founders of Luxury Electric, one of America’s first electric car companies, announced at the 2008 Democratic National Convention plans to take their prototype car, “The Electric,” on a record-setting transcontinental trip, the first for an electric luxury sedan, according to www.businesswire.com.
“We will demonstrate that electric cars can perform as well or better than gas-powered cars,” said Luxury Electric Founder and Nevada Democratic Party Delegate Elliott Small. “The coast-to-coast drive will show that all-electric automotive technology is ready today. We’re eliminating the biggest barrier to mass-market acceptance of electric vehicles by showing that they are not only practical for daily commuting, but deliver outstanding performance, range, comfort and durability as well.”
“Most people commute easily on 30 to 50 miles per day, the average distance electric vehicles can go between charges,” said Engineering VP Bill Rowling. “To achieve our goal of driving cross country, we’ve improved that to about 140 miles per charge.”
Luxury Electric has an exclusive license for two rapid battery re-charge patents from the Georgia Tech Research Corporation and will demonstrate that technology in Atlanta during the coast-to-coast drive.
“The new battery technology will allow full charges from any outlet in as little as 10 minutes,” Small said. “The cost of the electricity will work out to about $4 per 150 miles. Future motorists will be able to buy electricity from wind or solar power sources, resulting in a virtually zero emissions vehicle that performs as well as traditional autos.”
Throughout the convention, Small will be assisting with Colorado Delegate Nate Vanderschaaf’s Electric Vehicle Rolling Showcase.