The Prius has shown us that futuristic cars should look like they're from the future and no electric car's form better followed its function than the super-sleek Solectria Sunrise. But it wasn't just the space-age frame that made the Sunrise a hit. Founded by the young engineer Jack Worden in his Massachusetts basement, Solectria began by putting electric engines in the chassis of uninspiring gas-powered cars like the Geo Metro. But Worden wanted to build an electric vehicle from scratch, a design that became the much-loved Sunrise. Worden's baby had the rev of a sportscar and set a record for the longest drive on a single charge: 375 miles. And it looks like it should come armed with blaster cannons.
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