Mystery Electric Vehicle Claims 2,236 Mile Range

An electric vehicle with a range of 2,236 miles? It sounds more than a little far-fetched, but according to Wired’s Autopia, this new electric dream machine is reportedly currently under development by a company in Oman called Noor Majan.

Sultan bin Hamad al-Amri, CEO of Noor Majan, is a little fuzzy on exactly how the unnamed vehicle will achieve such mind-boggling range, but he has made it clear that the vehicle will also get from 0-60 in four seconds and that it possess a ridiculously large 800-horsepower engine–which, like the car itself, will be manufactured in Japan, America, Germany and Hong Kong.  Al-Amri also claims that the car will cost $70,000 to $91,000 and run for 21 years maintenance-free.

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image via Autoblog Green

These numbers are so outrageous–and so far beyond what’s currently considered possible with electric vehicle technology–that a number of sources have speculated on the veracity of these claims. At present, the Tesla Roadster has the best range of any  EV on the market (along with the biggest battery), covering 245 miles (claimed) between charges: most new electric cars under development for today’s market will only get 70 to 100 miles before needing a plug-in.

Nonetheless, according to Autoblog Green, the Noor Majan car has been undergoing a feasibility study for the past year and al-Amri claims to have already received “preliminary approvals from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs.” We’ll have to wait and see if this fantasy car ever really materializes.

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.