San Francisco, CA, September 15, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- XP Vehicles™ (http://www.xpcarteam.com) today announced that its Whisper™ electric car is being developed for online direct ship distribution at sub $5000.00 pricepoints.
A baffled pressure tube system (think Zodiac™ rubber boat) provides the actual supporting and protective structure of the vehicle. How safe is it? Recall that NASA recently threw tens of millions of dollars of ultra-sensitive electronics onto the surface of Mars from nearly a mile up and then bounced that same delicate gear for over a mile over boulders and everything worked great.
This was due to the instruments being shrouded in an already expanded inflatable housing like the Whisper body structure. Anyone looking at the warnings on their visor can be concerned about the dangers during crashbag inflation so XP simply built a vehicle entirely out of next-generation, already inflated, safety airbags. The engineers for the Whisper claim you can drive it off a cliff without serious injury. They claim this is the safest car ever designed for drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
Initially designed for the southeast Asian market, the car will float in an emergency such as a flood or tsunami and can be assembled by any two people of average education level. The vehicle, which looks like a puffy, rounded sports car, is designed to be configured online, by each customer much like you build and configure your computer online, today, at major retailers. Colors, trims, features, and styles will be user-configurable from 4 different body-types.
The vehicle is so light it can go many times further on the same energy pack as other vehicles. Device Conduit Technologies (www.deviceconduit.com) is providing the novel, low cost power system. The sealed composite membrane tube structure uses a layered web material system. The wheels use eight hub mounted motors. A large luggage area can carry home all of the groceries or golf clubs you might need. The whole vehicle packs into two cardboard boxes for shipping by common carrier anywhere in the world.
XP is seeking distribution partners for large territory contracts. Sales are not currently open direct-to-public.
XP Vehicles is a Bay Area start-up formed by technology experts and a consortium of companies who are each expert in their component area. Multiple issued and pending patents protect this disruptive technology and distribution system.