Magna Steyr, an automobile manufacturer based in Oberwaltersdorf, Austria, will be rolling into the 2009 Geneva Motor Show with a new electric-car concept that it says is built on a “flexible platform.” Known as the Mila EV, the concept is not intended for production, but Magna is hoping to attract customers that may be interested in using its components.
Magna says that the Mila EV run on a 67-hp electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. It can be recharged in just 2.5 hours and will provide a range of up to 93 miles on a single charge.
Magna Steyr is the Austrian unit of Canadian supplier giant Magna International. Magna International plans on starting production of lithium-ion batteries by 2010. It is also working on small BEV Ford sedan due out in 2011.