Firefly Star Nathan Fillion Finds His “Spaceship”
Nathan Fillion, star of the never-should-have-been-cancelled TV Show “Firefly” and current star of “Castle” is in the market for an electric car and he thinks he might have just found it. It’s called the Arcimoto Pulse and it’s a little different from your run of the mill Tesla Roadster. After sending out a tweet to his 600,000 followers saying “I think I’ve found my spaceship” the celebrity electric car enthusiast crashed Arcimoto’s website with the ensuing traffic spike. The Pulse is licensed as an electric motorcycle due to its 3-wheel configuration and has a top speed of 65 miles per hour and uses lead-acid batteries rather than the more commonplace lithium-ion, the use of the cheaper lead acid batteries is going a long way towards keeping the cost down to an estimated $17,500 USD however the range is limited to just 40 miles per charge.
The Pulse is set to be launched in early 2011 and is currently in its 5th prototype and is said to be “battery agnostic” meaning that we can expect to see a lithium-ion powered Pulse as soon as prices come down a little further, this could boost range to 160 miles or more. If you’d like to get in line and order one head over to Arcimoto and register your interest, a two seater electric car with the stamp of approval from Nathan Fillion should boost your geek cred to stratospheric levels.