James HogarthTo this day, the 377 miles driven by the Solectria Sunrise electric car prototype remains unchallenged. No all-electric car of comparable size has matched this performance. Conceived by James Hogarth while at Boston Edison as a mass-producible family-sized electric car, the Sunrise was a collaboration between utility, DARPA, and Solectria. Hogarth envisioned building 20,000 of the extraordinarily light, Ford Taurus-sized cars, for $20,000 each. In the end only a handful were ever built.
Today, Hogarth has again set this sites on the mass electric car market, building on the experinece of the Sunrise, one of the last working examples of of which has now come back into his possession.