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November 19, 2010

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Concept Car: The "Rinspeed UC?" is unique, no question

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(Rinspeed)

This electric subcompact is an Urban Commuter. You see? Aside from the conceptual name, the UC? is practical -- measuring just 2.6 meters and intended to fit onto European train systems for more commuting options. The trains would have custom railcars that would charge the vehicle in transit, and a 3G internet connection, phone service and video would allow passengers to work while en route to their destination. The vehicle is designed to be fun, with a bubble shape and a joystick rather than a steering wheel. It would top out at about 60 mpg and have a range of about 65 miles per charge.

-- NWautos staff

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