The B0, pronounced B Zero, is an electric vehicle that uses Lithium-Polymer Batteries and Supercapacitors. Lining the roof of the vehicle are solar panels which should assist in charging. Top speed is capped at about 80mph and it can achieve an 150 mile range on a single charge, which takes a few hours from a standard household socket. The vehicle has a quick charge that will supposedly allow it to travel about 20 miles on a few minutes of charging making it ideal for those looking to commute locally. Surprisingly it can hit 0-60 in just 6.3 seconds and thanks to the Supercapacitors, which aren’t in most electric vehicles, it can better manage the regenerative braking systems’ power resulting in a longer battery life (125,000 miles).
The B0 is expect to hit the Euro market sometime next year and cost about €330/month (lease).[Treehugger]