The latest model is based around Subaru’s existing Stella minicar and has a range of about 55 miles and top speed has been limited to 62mph. The car’s batteries can be charged up to 80% of its capacity in 15 minutes using a quick charging system, whereas it's also fully rechargeable in eight hours when using a 100V power outlet. A 200V outlet reduces this time to about five hours.
The electric motor of the EV, mounted in the engine bay, generates 60hp (47kW) of maximum power output and peak torque of 125lb-ft (170Nm) is generated at initial launch. The vehicle also recovers inertia energy in deceleration through a regeneration system, which further enhances the energy efficiency and driving range.
Pricing has been set at ¥4,725,000 (approximately $49,000) but the Japanese government will be offering a ¥1,380,000 ($14,308) subsidy through its Next Generation Vehicle Promotion Center program. On top of that, additional tax reductions are also expected due to special measures conducted by Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.