The Corbin Sparrow has a fond spot in the memory of a lot of '90s vintage EV enthusiasts, and those folks will be happy to learn the Sparrow will be reborn as the Sparrow 2 sometime next year.  Among other things, it will be fitted with lithium batteries and this snappy new efficient streamlining.

Corbin Sparrow 2 - headlight detail

Corbin Sparrow 2 - headlight detail

Here's some information from the Sparrow Motors site:

"After the shut down in 2003, the ashes of this little bird lay dormant, but fortunately a hot ember remained; that ember kept the dream alive. Quietly the R&D continued even through the toughest of financial times and finally in, 2010, Sparrow Motors was reborn and the return flight of the Sparrow was underway.

"Sparrow 2 will be a technologically advanced version of the original Sparrow. Sparrow 2 will feature its standard configuration, 3 wheeled, single passenger ZEV but by utilizing a lithium ion power source with an electronic battery management system to produce prolonged battery life and greater range. It will incorporate the futuristic body style it became known for in a new stylistic model that will turn heads and bring smiles. All this and more will be part of Sparrow 2's return."

Lest you think this new machine hasn't been tested, think again.  Here's a shot of the Corbin Sparrow, SN#100, at the summit of Mt Washington (NH) during last year's Mt Washington Auto Road ALT E Summit running the new lithium system.

Corbin Sparrow cresting Mt Washington Auto Road

Corbin Sparrow cresting Mt Washington Auto Road