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Cambodia's electric car and its bonkers development team

'Made in Cambodia' - not something you see on a car every day. And calling its new EV after its sacred city long buried in jungle suggests that Cambodia has history-making ambitions for the Angkor electric car.

The two-seater's totally bonkers scissor doors are what initially caught my eye while trawling back through Autobloggreen. They give it a bit of an EasterBunny look, but aside from the cute angle, they could just be a bit of a problem if you're trying to open them in your home garage.

Angkor electric car made in Cambodia by Heng Development Co

This new EV is to be made by Heng Development Co., but they're not giving much away about the specifics except that it claims a respectable range of 186 miles on a full charge, dizzying top speed (NOT) OF 37 mph and will retail for less than $10,000. Surely that can't include the cost of the battery? Well, whatever the case, it's refreshing to see an electric car coming from a new part of the world in automotive terms.

On delving further I came upon this delightful gem of nonsense. Seang Chan Heng said last year that Angkor Car models would be released in 2012, and added that her company would work with inventor Nhean Phalloek who has been building cars for years. Phalloek has form - he apparently claimed back in 2009 that he'd built a feature into the car that would allow him to open the doors "telepathically." Aye, right. (Note how effectively a double positive conveys a negative meaning when uttered with Scottish accent.)

Turns out that Mrs Heng's got form as well, but of a more threatening type. Wouldn't want to fall out with her over a game of ping pong.

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 05:44PM by Registered CommenterChristine Gupta in , , , , | Comments8 Comments | References1 Reference

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In the recent days we have witnessed electric cars after petrol, diesel and gas electric cars are now hitting the roads and the first test is started in Cambodia. I was just hoping Cambodia electric car and its development team providing many more exciting techniques in electric cars.
April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterUber Morgan
Electric cars are in a great demand now-a-days as they are quite cheap in comparison to the others. But there are few problems that it always needs to be charged up every time. Generally electric car pollutes less, but not totally pollution free.
June 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Clark
They give it a bit of an EasterBunny look, but aside from the cute angle, they could just be a bit of a problem if you're trying to open them in your home garage.

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July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAli Raza
Actually this is true that, pollution rate is increasing day by day due to use of excess amount of vehicles. So, we have to control this pollution to stay safely in future. Actually, to control the pollution caused by vehicles we can go for electric cars. Actually electric car concept was discovered by the branded car makers to minimize the level of p0llution in the environment. Actually sometimes because of vehicle problem more carbon dioxide gas releases from the vehicle so, for these cases we have to repair our car from good repair center whenever required to get better performance from it. .
August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDanish Rich
Electric car invention is really very healthy for our society. But only having car is not the solution like the fuel cars it’s also need fuel as electric charge. For that electric charging station also needed and finally it is also invented and now a day it is available in every city like the fuel station. Pasadena is one of the examples from that station where you can get the electric charge for your car and can happily go for a healthy drive. From my own experience it is very important to have charge in the car otherwise you may face problem to ride. So this charging station stations are really very helpful to you.
August 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark Taylor
Electric vehicles are really very popular right now. People from all over the world prefering the electric or plugin charged hybrid vehicles. This will be very nice for our future in terms of various aspect. We know that, the vehicles fuels(Diesel and Petrol) gradually increases day by day and a time will come when there will be no fuel for vehicles. So for that we need to be more alert from now. Another reason will be the safety of our environment and by using the electric vehicles we can save our environment from from air pollution. The electric vehicles are quite better than the general fuel vehicles.
September 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Root
Electric car is priceless in terms its value to the environment. This is green car and Eco-friendly one. This is much better than a fuel car in terms of its efficiency and expenses. Fuel cars and specially the diesel cars are very harmful for the environment. So, use of Electric cars will be better for our future.
October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWillson Smith
Electric car is better compared to fuel car because there is no pollution in electric car. Electric cars are also safe. Angkor electric car is new small car which covers 186 miles on a full charge. It is a new generation car and people of Cambodia will enjoy the driving of electric car. Maintenance cost is also very low so people will like to ride such car.
October 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRandall

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