Developing the Future of Transportation: Ultra Niche Manufacturers
As endless speculations and hypotheses are made this week over the future of America's automakers, what might happen if the big three shattered into many small companies? Some new companies have already noticed cracks forming in the product offer and are launching their own vehicles that aim to be better than anything Detroit could make.
Carbon Motors is looking to produce one vehicle for one purpose only. The E7 is the world’s first purpose-built law enforcement patrol vehicle, designed by law enforcement, for law enforcement. The company recently unveiled a working prototype and has mounted a tour to introduce the vehicle to law enforcement agencies. The production model is intended to come with a Forced Induction 3.0 litre Diesel that can run on Ultra-low sulfur Diesel or BioDiesel. The E7 aims to provide up to a 40 percent improvement in fuel economy. The fuel economy savings translates to money that departments can dedicate to other programs.