Electric Innova Dash Launches With $9,995 Price Tag; Range of Up to 90 Miles

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 3

Get Your Innova Dash Today Starting From $9,995

Get Your Innova Dash Today Starting From $9,995

It’s no golf cart.  It’s not a “real” automobile either.  It slots somewhere in between.

Attractive?

Attractive?

The Innova Dash is like a pumped-up golf cart or a downsized and down on power automobile.

Marta Cyhan, Innova’s US managing director, explains the Dash like this:

“It’s meant to be more of a third-car option than a primary vehicle.  This is for people to try out, rather than complete substitution.”

Hmm…okay.  So, Cyhan thinks we want to “try out” a $9,995 electric vehicle?

Illinois-based Innova says it’ll start taking orders immediately for the Dash and that deliveries will begin this October.  Production will be limited to approximately 100 in the initial run.

Top speed is listed at 35 mph, which is rather common for low-speed electric vehicles or NEVs.  However, its range of up to 90 miles is well beyond what one would expect out of this type of vehicle.  That range comes courtesy of the optional lithium-ion battery setup, which bumps the vehicle’s base price up to $13,000.  The standard lead-gel battery offers 45 miles of range

Innova says the Dash is an “urban electric vehicle,” but in that category are vehicles like the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, which of course is far more capable than the Dash.

Source: LA Times

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3 responses to "Electric Innova Dash Launches With $9,995 Price Tag; Range of Up to 90 Miles"

  1. David Murray says:

    Sorry.. Not interested in any vehicle with a top speed of 35. Most people flat out couldn’t drive the car anywhere without building up a traffic jam. Yes, this is most definitely a golf-cart.

    I think there would be a market for a $9,995 electric vehicle with limited range and speed… but this is not it. Speed would have to be at least 65 mph, going up-hill.

  2. Ocean Railroader says:

    We have a lot of people who drive mopeds on the local four lane highways in our area and they are only going at 30 miles on hour and it is very dangerous in that you have to avoid hitting them by rocketing around them in that everyone is driving around like they got ants in their pants so it makes it very hard to pass them.

    The only use this thing would have would be in a city with a large section of 25 mile on hour streets but even now it’s outdated in that for a little more I could get a Smart Car and at least go at highway speeds and at least keep up with traffic.

  3. Surya says:

    Discussion about the usefulness of these cars aside: why to the designers always insist on making them look dorky?