A new kind of electric auto

Ian Rowley

A new kind of electric auto

Okay so it's not the best looking machine in the world, but C-COMS (above) is a world first according to researchers at the University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science. Its inventors claim that the 200kg, one-seater auto is the first car to be powered completely by capacitors. In total, C-COMS has 21 capacitors each weighing 1.9kg, which make for a maximum speed of 50kph.

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