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Subaru 360 Revived as Battery Electric Car — For the Cuteness

The Auto Salon 2012 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan has several neat projects. One of those is a DIY electric conversion project, planned and carried out by the Saitama Driving School. In a bid to host something cute, trendy, and green (the cute was mainly to attract female students), the driving school converted a Subaru 360 to all electric.

Nostalgia Running on an Electric Motor

The 360 was the first car produced by Subaru as a subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries, built mostly in the 60s (and a couple years on each side of that decade). It’s small, round, and sort of Beetle-esque, and it was built to conform to kei car specifications (the little tiny ones with a number of tax and inspection advantages).

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