Automotive company Subaru is launching a new line of electric cars in Japan next month called the Stella. The Stella mini car is the first electric car to be brought to the market in this decade. The Subaru Stella EV stores electricity in the lithium ion battery pack which powers a 47 kilowatt motor.
The top speed of the car is 62MPH and the range of the vehicle is 56 mils. The recharge time is 15 minutes at a charging station. The charge time is 5 hours on a 200 volt AC outlet. Subaru plans on selling 170 of these cars between July until March 2010. The price of the vehicle is 4,725,000 yen (about $49,000). Buyers will get a $14,300 rebate from the Japanese government for purchasing a Stella.