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Switzerland: Innovative electric cars generate buzz in Geneva00:55

Switzerland: Innovative electric cars generate buzz in Geneva

Switzerland, Geneva
March 6, 2013 at 20:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Switzerland: Innovative electric cars generate buzz in Geneva

Two innovative electric vehicles premiered at the Geneva Motor Show on Wednesday. Automakers Rinspeed and Innovative Mobility Automobiles (IMA) showed off production-ready concepts set to simplify the life of the average city commuter.

Rinspeed's microMAX concept is a transportation system as much as it is an electric vehicle. The microMAX aims to augment public transportation with the added benefit of serving as a taxi and bus supplement. Commuters will be able to access a microMAX with an accompanying app that will track the location of microMAX city vehicles and facilitate transfers.

IMA's Colibri concept, a one-seater electric vehicle with gull-wing doors, also debuted at the show. The Colibri's range is limited to 110 kilometers, but IMA claims drivers can charge the engine to 80 percent in just twenty minutes on a public charger. Although the Colibri only sports one seat, drivers will be happy to know that the car can accomodate up to 180 litres of luggage. IMA has confirmed their intention to begin producing the Colibri in late 2014.

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Switzerland: Innovative electric cars generate buzz in Geneva

Two innovative electric vehicles premiered at the Geneva Motor Show on Wednesday. Automakers Rinspeed and Innovative Mobility Automobiles (IMA) showed off production-ready concepts set to simplify the life of the average city commuter.

Rinspeed's microMAX concept is a transportation system as much as it is an electric vehicle. The microMAX aims to augment public transportation with the added benefit of serving as a taxi and bus supplement. Commuters will be able to access a microMAX with an accompanying app that will track the location of microMAX city vehicles and facilitate transfers.

IMA's Colibri concept, a one-seater electric vehicle with gull-wing doors, also debuted at the show. The Colibri's range is limited to 110 kilometers, but IMA claims drivers can charge the engine to 80 percent in just twenty minutes on a public charger. Although the Colibri only sports one seat, drivers will be happy to know that the car can accomodate up to 180 litres of luggage. IMA has confirmed their intention to begin producing the Colibri in late 2014.