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New York, NY, September 6, 2006 — Continuing its 158 year history of offering the world's most unique products, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces an electric car that can reach a top speed of 120 m.p.h., and accelerates from zero to 60 m.p.h. in just 4.0 seconds.

"For years, drivers have wondered whether electric vehicles could perform; the 120 M.P.H. Electric Car is a high-performance vehicle that just happens to be electric," said Joe Jamrosz, Corporate Sales Manager for Hammacher Schlemmer. "It's the sports car of electric vehicles, the car other electric vehicles wish they could be."

Available at Hammacher Schlemmer, the car retails for $108,000 and comes in your choice of color. At only 39" wide, it's about the size of a touring motorcycle, which makes it easy to park in smaller spaces common cars can't occupy. The two-seat 120 M.P.H. Car accommodates a driver and a passenger seated front-and-back. Though compact, the vehicle has uncompromising safety features: the seats have four-point pilot seat belts with inertia reels, similar to the harnesses in racecars. The chassis is stainless steel, the roll cage is chrome-moly that meets Sports Car Club of America racing standards for safety, the body panels are carbon fiber, Kevlar®, and fiberglass, and the side-impact bars provide four times the protection found in typical SUVs. It's low center-of-gravity results in a rollover threshold equivalent to a five-start National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rating found in the lowest-slung cars. Front and rear disc brakes and coil-over shock absorbers provide confident stopping and smooth handling, and the lead-acid batteries can recharge using any service up to 50 amps, storing enough power to travel 40 to 80 miles on a full charge, up to four times the average commute in the United States.

Comments Jamrosz, "With its combination of performance, safety, design, and unique characteristics, The 120-M.P.H. Electric Car represents the innovative nature and high-quality products for which our company is famous. Where do you find an advanced electric vehicle unlike any other? Hammacher Schlemmer."

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About Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only, and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, and backs its products with a rather famous Lifetime Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction. Hammacher Schlemmer's innovative offerings are available through its catalog, online at, and at its famed flagship store on East 57th Street in New York City