The Mindset Prototype is running
Murat GÃ¼nak’s latest baby, the Mindset, is taking its first steps toward series production at the end of 2009 with this driveable prototype spotted in the Swiss mountains. The car will be build by French Heuliez and claims to be the first car fully developed as an electric vehicle rather than a derivative of a normal car, yet the car still features a 2 cylinder, 24 hp diesel engine to feed the batteries after 100 km’s of driving electric, which in essence makes it a hybrid and thereby was beaten to production by the Toyota Prius by around 8 years.
The car is aimed to weigh 850 kgs with a 95 hp electric engine driving the wheels. Mindset is also busy setting up its German infrastructure for sales, maintenance and parts.