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June 15th, 2007

Lightning Electric Car About To Strike in U.K.

Abstract:
Arthur Wolstenholme, the British maker of a Jaguar-based Mercedes Silver Arrow look-alike, is working on its electric sports car, called the Lightning, and says it will be ready to roll out in 2008. The company is taking reservations now.

Wolstenholme's Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow racing car look-alike dates to the 1980s. After that, the company came up with a copy of the famous British Vanwall single-seat racing car and an original roadster. The Lightning electric car was first unveiled in 1999 at the London auto show as a prototype. It took a couple of years to put it into small-series production with a Ford Mustang 4.6-liter gasoline engine.

Now the Lightning is almost ready for a true production rollout, and reportedly it will get a different engine. Wolstenholme has also teamed up with U.S. company Altairnano to develop a new battery that it says uses "advanced novel ceramic nanomaterials" instead of toxic chemicals or heavy metals, claiming a 12-year battery life.

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