The Spika is a hand-built electric vehicle (EV), which from 2021 is due to be made in Carrick-on-Shannon. A prototype was unveiled at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Energy Show on Wednesday.
The car is “an ultra-lightweight two-seater fully electric car with revolutionary scissors doors allowing for ease of entry and exit”.
The chassis is a hybrid carbon fiber/aluminum tub structure that makes it remarkably fuel efficient, according to Tom Finnegan, chief executive of Fintos EVs – it has benefitted from racing industry innovation, notably Formula 1.
It will retail at about €60,000, he confirmed, with the expectation that Fintos will produce 150 cars a year at its base in Co Leitrim. While it is a niche product, it is an indication of how the traditional car is being replaced.