Jun 30, 2008

Fuji Heavy Develops Electric Car Based on K-car 'Stella'

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd announced that it had developed "Plug-in Stella Concept," an electric vehicle (EV) based on its "Stella" K-car.

The Plug-in Stella Concept employs the EV system used in the "R1e," which is under feasibility test as an industrial electric vehicle. The company is considering commercializing an
electric vehicle based on the Plug-in Stella Concept.

Fuji Heavy Industries will reportedly provide five units of the Plug-in Stella Concept for use at the Hokkaido Toyako Summit. Four of the five will be used to transport government officials and other participants at the summit, and one of them will be provided for test rides at the Environmental Showcase.

In addition, the company plans to provide one unit to the Japan Post Group for use in mail collection and delivery, etc, in the vicinity of the Toyako area during the summit.

Plug-in Stella Concept: The light bulb drawn on the body is designed based on an "energy-saving fluorescent tube," not an "incandescent bulb." The graphic is a collage of scenic pictures of Toyako.

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