Electric-vehicle aficionados have their own version of an Elvis sighting, and the most recent example is at Missouri S&T in Rolla, MO, about 100 miles southwest of St. Louis. There, an old General Motors EV1 electric vehicle sits, its body relatively intact but its drivetrain non-functional, Jalopnik reports.
The car, which some say could fetch as much as $500,000 in running shape (there's the legend of an EV1 selling in 2008 for about $450,000), has been on theoretical blocks for about a year because of a myriad of broken and irreplaceable parts. The car is one of about three-dozen that GM donated to universities, museums and other research entities, sans powertrains of course. The rest of the approximately 1,100 lease-only EVs that GM made were crushed and famously documented in the film Who Killed the Electric Car?.
Last month, Plug In Cars reported that John Wayland of White Zombie fame is rebuilding what he's calling the EV2 out of EV1 parts and the body of a look-alike, first-gen Honda Insight.