In Thailand, began to sell electric amphibious to rescue from flooding

In Thailand, began to sell electric amphibious to rescue from flooding

February 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The car, created by a former engineer of Toyota, turned out to be more expensive than a Ford Ranger pickup.

Fomm One amphibian sales began in Thailand, developed by former Toyota engineer Hideo Tsurumaki. In the local market, a four-seater car costs 664 thousand baht. In this pickup Ford Ranger in Thailand is from 559 thousand baht.

Fomm One is about 2.5 meters long, 1.3 meters wide and 1.56 meters high. The mass of the electric vehicle without battery and additional equipment is 445 kilograms. The machine is equipped with two five-kilowatt electric motors with a total power of 14 horsepower (560 Nm). On one charge, the electric car is capable of driving up to 160 kilometers. The maximum speed is 80 kilometers per hour.

At Fomm One power plant is completely insulated from moisture. Charging the battery from a household network takes about six hours. For driving on water, an electric car uses turbine-shaped wheels that draw water and a water cannon. In this case, the author of the project claims that technically it is not an amphibian, and the ability to float is provided for in case of force majeure.

The car is designed to rescue from flooding. Something similar in the spring of 2017 was built by Zhiong Zhian, who lives in central China. His car can carry up to four people and move through the water at a speed of 32 kilometers per hour.