Japanese company Mitsuoka Motors has developed a classic auto design electric sports cars that is based on the modern Mazda NC MX-5 sports car. The vehicle, called the Himiko, shows that electric cars can hark back to a simpler, and arguably more stylish time.
Named after an ancient Japanese queen, the Himiko is powered by 168 Lithium batteries that allow it to travel 341 miles on one charge. It also has a 2.0-liter DOHC 4 in-line Engine, 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive.
According to the manufacturer, “One of these cases contains 21 cells. Usually, there are 7 or 8 cells per pack, but we’ve saved space by stacking them. When we considered how to make battery packs safe, light, and strong, this was the form we came up with.”