• Motive Industries Kestrel EV

    Sit back, relax, and take in the official design and specifications for the Kestrel, the hemp-bodied EV engineered by Canadian firm Motive Industries. We looked at the benefits of the environmentally friendly hemp construction last month, an avenue Lotus have also explored with their 2008 Eco Elise concept. Now we can see what the lightweight EV will look like. The swooping arches and modern features hide a 16 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack offering a range of 100 miles and a top speed around 84 miles per hour. Both these figures better the 2011 Smart Electric Drive we tested a few...

  • Motive Industries Kestrel EV
    Hemp-Bodied Motive Kestrel EV Unveiled, Promises High Efficiency

    We've seen numerous electric vehicle startups come and go over the years, but few came out of the gate with a product as attractive--in a cute, cuddly way--as the Motive Industries Kestrel EV. The performance it promises is also solid for its intended city-car market. With a curb weight just under...

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