2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI – Chris Arcus is the director of electrical engineering for Saba Motors. Saba is competing for the X-Prize.
Saba has a small electric roadster with a lithium-iron phosphate battery. How safe is that battery? Saba’s cars are lightweight, less than 2,000 pounds, which allows it to go further on a charge. A smaller, lighter eletric car means a smaller battery pack, resulting in shortened recharge times.
About the carbon-zero roadster:
Zero pollution vehicle: 100% plug-in electric vehicle
high performance: 0-60 in 5 seconds 105 mph top speed
low operating cost: <$0.03 per mile typical fuel cost
Inherently low manufacturing cost, easy to scale vehicle design
Employing proven motor technology: 40,000 plus in use
available in late 2010!