Eliica : The 8-wheel Electric Car

What is green, has eight wheels, two wings, doesn’t fly, and apparently is difficult to make up a joke about?

That’s right, the Eliica, an electric car prototype developed by Japan’s Keio University. The Eliica’s most notable quality is its eight wheels, each with its own electric motor and energy-regenerative disc brake system, which produce a total of 640 horsepower and a top speed of 230 miles per hour. The front four wheels steer the car, which also has two rear gullwing doors. Instead of a flux capacitor, the Eliica is powered by 80 lithium-ion batteries which can be easily charged from a residential power grid in about ten hours.


Eliica Max Acceleration

The concept of Integrated Platform has been applied to Eliica. Eliica is the fastest Sedan till date, even when compared to vehicles with the Internal Combustion engine. The amazing performance of Eliica is sure to drive you off your feet and persuade you to reconsider, and even adopt an electric vehicle as your choice of transportation.

Eliica Speed Test


Eliica specs

Eliica interiors

Although the future is unclear for this futuristic car, we hope to see more of this green machine as it attempts to challenge gasoline-powered speed records.


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6 Responses to Eliica : The 8-wheel Electric Car

  1. Armand says:

    What is the desigh of the in-wheel motor of the Eliica

  2. Doug Weimann says:

    When I was working on my doctorate at MIT I designed an electric car with 8 wheels for my final thesis. I think Keio University copied my design, but made it ugly.

    • Alister McIntosh says:

      I worked with Dr. Weimann on his doctoral thesis at MIT so I can affirm that his statements are indeed accurate. Dr. Weimann is a true visionary. His most recent designs can be seen with his work at Tesla Motors. He also consulted with Porsche on their hybrid 917, which is a marvelous piece of engineering.

  3. X-Gashog says:

    8 wheels. I dont understand people. if your gona do something do it right and make it look right. currently Im building 3 projects. a 6 wheel e-tricycle, 8 wheel e-quad, not an atv. and a 12 wheel e-3 axle veh. when they are finished in a yr or so ill have pics. Not until then. however, none are as ugly as the 8 whl wana be ugly whatever that is in this pic. my e-veh. could be production veh’s. come on people just because ev’s are fairly new to the oil game doesnt mean you put all your thought in the propulsion and then nothing for the looks. make it right from ground up!

  4. simion says:

    well for a start it’s a welcome idea,but the next one should be a more convincing techniq thanks.

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