Speaking to Motortrade Insights Magazine, CEO of Liberty Electric Cars Ian Hobday said he plans to take an electric car across the length of the UK to showcase the exciting new technology.
‘I can tell you that there will be a vehicle that will do Land’s End to John O’ Groats on a single charge next year,’ he revealed. The distance of 1,000 miles would be four times that of the new BMW i3, which will be launched later this year.
He also predicted the majority of electric cars will be able to travel 400 to 500 miles within three years as electric battery technology improves. Liberty Electric Cars is a UK company that is plotting to create cheaper electric vehicles with longer range by removing the need for rare earth metals from the battery system.
Astonishingly, the brand is also looking at a project that Hobday says ‘would require the rewriting of the current law of physics’ because it works much like a perpetual motion engine.
The plan is to have a motor recharging a battery pack while driving the car and he insists the company has been looking at the technology for six months.
Liberty Electric Cars already produces a single electric model; the Liberty E-Range based on the Land Rover Range Rover.
The E-Range can travel at speed of up to 100mph and has a range of 200 miles on one charge and Liberty calculates it would cost just £10 per week to run because of the electric powertrain.
An electric car has already reached the 1,000 mark in Germany. The one-off creation named ‘Boozer’ travelled 1,013 miles on a single charge in 2011. However, Boozer was a single-seat prototype designed to be as aerodynamic as possible and did not make it to production.