A former employee of Toyota has designed a floating electric car

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A former employee of Toyota has designed a floating electric car

Japanese inventor Hideo Tsurumaki worked at Toyota, but after the tsunami that struck Japan in 2011, resigned from the company and decided a floating car, which in the case of repeated flooding will save the owner.

After retiring from Toyota Tsurumaki for the past two years has created a small, able to swim a prototype electric Fomm. Demonstration car has allowed him to attract investors, which were allocated to the engineer the money to further develop. Now working on the fourth prototype electric vehicle that can travel on a single charge up to 160 kilometres at speeds of up to 80 kilometers per hour. Another feature of the car — replaceable battery located under each of the four seats — so the engineers have solved the problem with the balance on the water. The car floats on water with jet engine and rotates with wheels of special design.

Now the developers are trying to reduce a car to its price in the end was no different from that of normal cars, because not every buyer will agree to overpay for bells and whistles that may never and will not use. But the cars from the first batch will still be expensive, the price tag will start from $ 18 thousand.

About the future of mass production Tsurumaki agreed with the plant in Thailand, where it plans to produce up to ten thousand cars-amphibians a year.

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