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An Electric Car With 400 Miles Of Range

John Wayland’s drag racing electric Datsun, White Zombie, has graced these pages many times before. But Wayland is currently undergoing a project of a different kind, sourcing parts from GM’s original electric car, the EV1, and swapping them into a Honda Insight hybrid. The resulting car Wayland calls the Silver Streak, could go as far as 400 miles on a single charge.

The epic saga of the GM EV1 has been catalogued in the documentary “Who Killed The Electric Car?”, but to recap; after leasing over 1,000 EV1s to customers, GM took the cars back and crushed all but a few of them. The survivors were then deactivated and sent to museums and universities to study. A couple of EV1s have been restored, and are even driving around, as reported in this Plug-In Cars article, an undertaking that required quite a bit of reverse-engineering.
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