The Defiant Predator

March 16th, 2007 |
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One of my newest heroes is John Q. McMillan, a gentleman from Tennessee, who, along with his business partner Xander Carey and a group of Canadian investors, has designed a “purpose-built” electric car, the Predator, an efficient, three passenger, electric car built by their company, Shockwave Motors. It’s a personal transportation vehicle that is an innovative combination of the best of today’s technology; sleek, aerodynamic styling and conventional, lead-acid, traction batteries. The car is the 2nd generation vehicle for John, an evolution from the EV Defiant, a two-seater roadster with a range of 100 miles, capable of 100mpg fuel efficiency and speeds up to 75 mph. John has been an energy enthusiast from an early age, when he converted his go-cart to an electric car, and his passion began. He’s converted several street-legal vehicles, and has even lived off the electric grid for over 14 years. Now he’s bringing an electric vehicle from prototype to market at a price under $20k. Look for it to be available in late summer.

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  1. athodyd
    October 22nd, 2009 at 09:15 | #1

    I have seen his latest prototype being displayed at Market Square in Knoxville, TN alongside an exhibit from VerdeGoh, another Tennessee provider of electric vehicles. I think Mr. McMillan neglected to consider an important side effect of his vehicles aerodynamic design in that it looks like a big red cartoon penis.

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