New Electric Car Seats Two, Hits 75 MPH, Needs a Name

Electric-vehicle startup Myers Motors already builds a one-seat electric car with three wheels. Now, the company says a new model is on the way with something extra novel -- a passenger seat. Dubbed the NMG2 (the first model is called NMG), the part-car-part-motorcycle will also get more storage space, creature comforts like air conditioning and a 60-mile range on a charge of its lithium-ion battery.

(An optional battery pack, the company says, will extend the range to 100 miles).

Essentially a commuter vehicle, the NMG2 will top out at 75 mph and sell for under $30,000, the current price of the one-seater. The Ohio-based company says it hopes to build and sell up to 10,000 of the vehicles over the next several years.

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New Electric Car from Myers Motors, the NMG2
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