Greeny goes for leopard style

The Greeny, seen here at the 2007 Geneva Auto Show, is a 2+2 seater and uses a pack of lead-acid batteries mounted under the front seats to give it a range of 50 to 80 kilometers (30 to 50 miles).

The Greeny is an electric city car, shown here in leopard print.
The Greeny is an electric city car, shown here in leopard print. CNET Networks

We're not really sure what the leopard print has to do with an electric car, except maybe to suggest that the Greeny is not only eco-conscious, but stylish as well. The Greeny, seen here at the 2007 Geneva auto show, is a 2+2 seater and uses a pack of lead-acid batteries mounted under the front seats to give it a range of 50 to 80 kilometers (30 to 50 miles). Although that may seem a short distance, it's plenty for most urban environments where typical driving distances are under 20 miles. The batteries fully recharge in six hours, although they can be charged to 50 percent in only 90 minutes. Built in India, the cars are currently sold in London and Norway. London is a particularly positive environment for the cars because they are exempt from the city's congestion charge and get free parking.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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