Issue: Jun 2011


Designing the Inizio; World's Fastest All Electric Supercar In-Depth Engineering Video (Link)



by Jon Knox

Li-ion Motors winner of the 2010 X-Prize using 21st Century Design & Engineering of emission-free, all electric high speed long range automotive propulsion systems using the latest lithium-ion battery technology, is excited to report Li-ion Motors Corp.'s All Electric, Zero Emissions Inizio was featured on The Auto Channel with an in-depth engineering video with comments from the Inizio design team. The near 5 minute segment discusses technical and design features along with illustrations of the unique elements that go into building Inizio.

To view detailed press release and video click here:

http://www.li-ionmotors.com/blog/?p=796

The Auto Channel has established itself as the most complete and comprehensive automotive information resource on the Internet: welcoming millions of consumers, enthusiasts, and fans from more than 80 countries. The Auto Channel is a content rich website filled with original and Internet exclusive material. It is what Forrester Research classifies as a DESTINATION SITE; that is, a full-fledged channel for exchanging information, and that uses information, entertainment, and high production values to attract an audience and keep them coming back. The Auto Channel currently has over 1.3 million searchable pages.

Inizio is the world's fastest, all electric, Supercar, capable of 170 MPH with acceleration from 0-60 MPH in 3.4 Seconds with ZERO EMISSION and with a 114 inch wheel-base and 78 inch wide footprint. In addition to the Inizio, Li-ion Motors created the WAVE II, a two seat all electric, zero emission commuter car with an impressive 202.5 MPGe, as rated by the Argonne National Lab (US Department of Energy) and is the winner of the 2010 Progressive Automotive X-Prize in the side by side competition. Both the WAVE II and Inizio are in the process of DOT Certification and upon completion will be released to the public.

Li-ion is not new to electric cars. Formed in 2000, the company is a pioneer in the advanced development of Lithium Ion battery technology and with over a decade of research and development, Li-ion has been converting internal combustion cars to all electric all along and is poised for significant growth moving forward. Li-ion Motors was the first company in the world to deliver an all electric car to a consumer with the Wal-Mart/Sam's club "Once in a Lifetime" package in 2007.

Li-ion has converted PT Cruisers, Mini Coopers, Toyota Yarises, Pontiac Vibes, trucks, and motorcycles. The company's customer base extends to other countries including Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates.

Along with the production of original vehicles, the company licenses its proprietary Battery Management System (BMS) and technology to automobile manufactures seeking to advance their electric vehicle offerings.

About Li-ion Motors Corp.: (OTCBB: LMCO)(FRANKFURT: LL9L), headquartered in Mooresville, NC with corporate offices in Las Vegas, NV, is a leading developer and manufacturer of electric powered automobiles including the WAVE II and the Inizio.

Previously known as Hybrid Technologies, the company has more than ten years' experience and expertise in the conversion of internal combustion cars to all electric for both individual and corporate customers as well as government agencies such as NASA.

The company won the Progressive Automotive X Prize in 2010 for its WAVE II, which came with a $2.5 million (USD) award. During the X Prize competition, the WAVE II whose electric motor is powered by lithium-ion batteries governed by a proprietary battery management system (BMS) was certified by the Argonne National Laboratory at 202.5 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent).

The Inizio is the world's first 100% electric supercar, capable of 170 mph and acceleration from 0-60 mph in up to 3.4 seconds. Both vehicles are moving into production for consumer sales in 2011.

Along with the production of original vehicles, the company licenses its proprietary BMS and technology to automobile manufacturers seeking to advance their electric vehicle offerings.

Website: http://www.li-ionmotors.com

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