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You've probably never heard of this car, the company or the man behind it. The path is practically a carbon copy of Elon Musk, except this story started in 1976 and was quickly hushed by the competition.

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Amectran (American Ecological Transportation) logo.

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Exar-1 logo.

The Exar-1 was invented by Edmond Xavier Ramirez. Conceived in Texas in 1976, designed in Italy and 10,000 cars were intended to be produced in a factory in Campbell, River Canada with each car to have an MSRP of about $18,000. It was powered by a "GE electric motor system". It had a body made of acrylic reenforced Kevlar.

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1981 EXAR-1 by Amectran. (source: AutoHistorian )


Amectran EXAR-1.

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