I am raising funds in order to break the record of distance driven on a single charge in an electric car by upgrading my vintage Zagato electric micro car's battery to a modern one.
I feel that the industry as a hole is designing electric cars in the same wasteful way as "traditional" gasoline cars. Zagato designed this electric car in the '70 with a minimalist vision that drew from the design house's race car experience. The lightweight efficient design was implemented here to cope with dated '70 battery technology that demanded maximum efficiency to make the car usable.
Combining the car's ultra light weight design with high capacity modern car battery modules and with my years of hyper-miling experience can with no doubt result in setting a new world record for driving on a single charge.
By proving that a grass root campaign that is not backed by the car industry's billions we can manifest the desire for a more sane and echo responsible transportation.
I will gladly consider cooperating with engineers, students, enthusiasts, media people etc. that wish to cooperate with me and get into car history together.
The car is in my storage in Ohio, but I'm open to shipping it and preforming the upgrade and drive anywhere on earth.
Even the smallest donation will echo your desire for real progress in the way cars are designed and manufactured.