Subaru Stella electric vehicle to make its debut on the Japanese market

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Today, the Japanese carmaker Subaru has announced that it is ready to hit the markets with its own environment-friendly Stella electric vehicle, beating both GM and Toyota in launching the first all-electric car.

The car is energized by a series of high-tech lithium-ion batteries and will begin sales in Japan beginning the latter part of July with a limited number of 170 cars to be launched for the initial sales year.

The all-electric model, which has a maximum range of 55 miles and a top speed of 62mph, is patterned after the Stella minicar. The company claims that the batteries of the car can be charged up to 80% of capacity in just 15 minutes with its quick charging system.

When using a 100V power outlet, a full charge would take about 8 hours, while that will be lowered to 5 hours when a 200V outlet is utilized. The electric motor, which is mounted under the hood, can produce 60hp (47kW) and top torque of 125lb-ft (170Nm) is attained at initial launch.

The car comes with a regeneration system that recovers inertia energy during deceleration. This feature improves energy efficiency and extends its effective driving range.

The EV comes with a 4,725,000 Yen ($49,300) sticker price but the government of Japan will be providing about 1,380,000 ($14,300) in subsidies through its Next Generation Vehicle Promotion Center program as well as some tax cuts through some special programs of the Japanese government.

Topics: subaru, electric car

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