Electric Hummer

A somewhat amusing aside to the Volt conversation (which I heard mentioned on NPR this morning):  Mini-Hummer EV launched in the UK

British coachbuilder Prindiville has launched a customizable electric vehicle (EV) as a shrunken-down Hummer.

The London-based firm’s Electric Hummer is debuting with a trial run of 25 cars, carrying a price tag of just under $40,000 each. Buyers can pick between a 15 or 18-inch wheel size, and are able to choose a number of different paints and finishes — depending on what the vehicle will be used for.

(And regarding interpretation of the post title:  sometimes you look for innuendo, and sometime innuendo finds you—although, granted, I didn’t change it once it found me in this case).

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  1. MstrB says:

    The title will get you page views

  2. Rob in CT says:

    Should be a band name.

  3. John Burgess says:

    $40K is far, far to much for the other sort of hummer.

  4. legion says:

    @John Burgess: But this one’s environmentally responsible! Although, now that I think about it, I don’t really want a “green” Hummer…

  5. Janis Gore says:

    My thought was “How many megawatts does that sucker take?”