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"Coolest Car In Town"
say's the Palm Beach Post

The Sparrow Personal Transit Module
is a single passenger all electric vehicle.

    Powered by thirteen 12 volt batteries, the Sparrow provides an effective range of 35 to 45 miles and a top speed of 75-80 mph.

There were only 355 made. Ours is #6
and was the final prototype vehicle.

Our electric vehicles have been featured in TV, Newspaers & Magazines. Click for Info.

 The Sparrow was made at the Corbin Motors plant in Hollister, CA. from 2000 till late 2002. On March 31st, 2003 Corbin Motors filed for bankruptcy, effectively killing the future of the car, until
Myers Motors resurrected the company in 2004 with the NmG-1.

The Sparrow is a single seat, electric commuter vehicle with an original MSRP of $13,900. Its highly efficient design enables it to provide extremely cost effective transportation for as little as a penny per mile. A Yellow Sparrow Electric Vehicle

This gold Sparrow is owned by HighTechScience.org
This gold Sparrow is owned by HighTechScience.org

Here is the license plate from our gold Sparrow.

Here is the license plate from our gold Sparrow.


The car plugs into an ordinary 110-volt electrical outlet
and fully recharges in 6 hours (3 hours with a 220-volt charger).
A Green Sparrow Electric Vehicle
A Purple Sparrow Electric Vehicle

 As you can see, the Sparrow came in many colors.

The original Corbin Sparrow came in many colors

 Only 355
were originally manufactured.

Approx. 250
made it onto
the roads.

40-50 are
still around today.

A Gold Colored Sparrow Electric Vehicle
This gold Sparrow was in the Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember".

This gold Sparrow made
an appearance in the
Mike Myers movie:

Austin Powers, "Goldmember"

The pictures below were taken at the Sparrow factory in California.

Taken outside the original Corbin Motors factory where the Sparrow was producded.

Taken outside the original Corbin Motors factory where the Sparrow was producded.

The Sparrow came in many colors

Our Electric Vehicles Have Been On TV - Click for Info

Here is one of our Sparrow Electric Vehicles

Here are some of the colors that the Sparrow came in
Red Sparrow
Red
Blue Sparrow
Blue
White Sparrow
White
Coral Sparrow
Coral
Lime Green Sparrow
Lime Green
Magenta Sparrow
Magenta
Teal Sparrow
Teal
Lilac Sparrow
Lilac
Orange Sparrow
Orange
Green Sparrow
Green
Aqua Sparrow
Aqua
Purple Sparrow
Purple

The pictures below were taken inside the original Sparrow factory.

Inside the original Corbin Sparrow factory Inside the original Corbin Sparrow factory
Inside the original Corbin Sparrow factory Inside the original Corbin Sparrow factory
The Sparrow features an AM/FM/CD stereo, electrically operated windows, full instrumentation including voltage meter, amps meter, MPH, etc. The transmission is fully automatic, with two simple settings for forward and reverse. The car registers as a motorcycle, insures as a motorcycle, and is completely street legal. Because it has an enclosed passenger compartment, anyone driving the Sparrow doesn't need a motorcycle helmet.
Original Sparrow  Specifications

 

General:

Here is a Teal & Gold Sparrow
  • Onboard battery charger 110 or 220 Volt AC.
  • 156 Volt DC Motor Standard or 100 volt 3 phase AC asynchronous motor.
  • 156 Volt 600 Amp DC Motor Controller or 156 volt 300 amp AC.
  • Three-wheeled vehicle registers, insures and parks as a motorcycle.
  • Optional Regenerative braking-motor recharges batteries as vehicle slows.
  • Curb Weight - 1350 Lbs.
  • Wheel base - 72 inch
  • Vehicle height - 57 inches
  • Top speed - 75 - 80 MPH
  • Range - 25 - 40 miles
Construction: 
  • Double A arm front suspension.
  • Single sided swing arm rear suspension.
  • Cog-belt drive.
  • Three-wheel disc brakes.
  • Spring over hydraulic shocks.
  • 13-inch, five spoke wheels.
The rear wheel assembly
Safety Features: 
  • Spherical body design.
  • Layered composite construction.
  • Low center of gravity.
  • Three-point shoulder safety harness.
  • Automotive safety glass.
  • Emergency parking brake.
  • Inertia switch / Emergency power cut off button.
  • Hazard warning lights.
  • Full dash board instrumentation.
  • Seat with head restraint.
  • Curb side driver door.
  • Interior door lock.
A purple Sparrow electric vehicle

Standard Features:

  • Electric power windows.
  • AM/FM stereo & CD player.
  • Two power ports for laptop & cell phone.
  • Heater/defroster, fan operated / Vents (3).
  • 6 cf Trunk storage.
  • Adjustable seat back.
  • Tilt steering wheel.
  • Rack & pinion steering
The dashboard of a yellow Sparrow

Additional Features:

  • 156 Volt DC Motor Standard or 100 volt 3 phase AC asynchronous motor.
  • 25 hp (20 kW) continuous, 40 hp peak.
  • Onboard high frequency battery charger (110-volt or 220-volt charger system).
Here is the electrical motor that powers the Sparrow

Batteries:

  • 13 sealed "Optima" batteries weighing 46 lbs each / Total pack weight: 598 Lbs. Six are located under the front hood and the remaining 7 are under the drivers seat.
Here are some of the batteries of the Sparrow electric vehicle
Recharging:
  • 110-volt system charges in 6 hours.
  • 220-volt system charges in 2.5 hours. 

 

The charging port of the Sparrow electric car


Here is the car at the 2001 Detroit Automotive Show

Here is the car at the 2001 Detroit Automotive Show

Here is one  of our Sparrows at the S. Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Here is one
 of our Sparrows at the
S. Florida Science Museum
in West Palm Beach, Florida.


Below is an original Sparrow Ad

An original ad featuring the Sparrow


HighTechScience.org would like to thank the people at
Myers Motors for providing us with several vehicles and for all
of their help obtaining information, parts and pictures.

Myers Motors is resurrecting the vehicle and has now come
out with their own updated version: the "MM NmG" (N
o More Gas)

Only 35 new 2006 vehicles are being introduced

Myers Motors NmG-1 Electric Car

M.S.R.P. $35,000.00


World's First All-Electric Vehicle

HighTechScience.org
also owns the World's First
Production Model Electric Car

Our yellow electric car is the only one of it's kind
known to still be running and licensed for road use.
It is owned & operated in Florida by 
High-Tech Productions

Yellow Electric Car owned by High-Tech Productions.com  Yellow Electric Car owned by High-Tech Productions.com  Yellow Electric Car owned by High-Tech Productions.com

This car, originally made in 1980, is now equipped with a high resolution color video system, computerized alarm system, high powered strobes, electronically controlled underbody neon lighting, dual laser light units, computerized multi-color LED electronic sign, interior color changing neon system and a high powered digital self-contained music and wireless public address system with  AM / FM / CD / MP3  playback.

 All electronic components were installed by  High-Tech Productions.



Science Fest 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Our Electric Car was displayed
at the Department of Energy's
Science Fest 2004
held at the
Broward County Convention Center
in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Click Here for Info

Click Here for more info on our electric Cars


Here are some links to other sites that deal with the Sparrow

Myers Motors Manufacturers the Sparrow/MM 1
Sparrow Group Online forum & support group for the Sparrow.
Owners Manual Sparrow Owners Manual online
Optima Batteries The official site for Sparrow batteries
Cafe' Electric Home of the Zilla Controller
EV Club Electric car owners club (Mainly for the Citicar)
Electric Drive Org. Electric drive transportation association
Homepower Magazine Magazine on solar and wind power.
EV Links Links to Electric Car Clubs and Associations.
Alternative Fuel U.S. Dept. of Energy's Alternative Fuel site.
DC Power Systems Makers of the Raptor Controller
Gates Rubber Co. Makes the Main Belt for the Sparrow
Kilovac Controllers Makes the Kilovac Controller (Now owned by Tyco)
Wilwood Company Makes the Brakes for the Sparrow
Zivan Company Makes the Sparrow Charger
Curtis Instruments Makes the Curtis Controller
Xantrex Makes the Sparrow E-Meter
EV Trading Post Buy, Trade & Sell your Electric Vehicle
Electric Cars.com Online Electric Car Forum
Electrifying Times Electric Vehicle Magazine
AC Propulsion Inc. Makers of electric vehicles
AVT EV conversions and hybrids
Battery M.D., Inc. Lab Battery Testing, Design, and Integration
CalStart Advanced Transportation Info Interchange
BCRI Center for Alternative Fuels Research
Carolina EV Challenge High school electric vehicle program
China Hyper Battery Power Lithium Battery for Electric Vehicle
Cloud Elec. Vehicles Electric conversions, supplies and vehicles
Compact Power Inc. Compact Power Electric Racer
Dept of Energy (DOE) Hybrid Electric & Fuel Cell Vehicles
Electric Auto Assoc, (EAA) Source of info for Electric Vehicles
Electric Car Traders Free Electric or Hybrid database Search!
Electro Automotive Electric vehicle kits, parts, books, & videos
EV1 General Motor's EV1 site
GEM A unique new electric vehicle
Hybrid Cars A Definitive Guide
Gorilla Vehicles Single seat electric utility vehicles
ISE Corporation Heavy hybrid EV busses and trucks
Solectria Corporation Electric vehicle manufacturer
ZZZAP POWER Parts, alternators, inverters, chargers

Here are some links to other electric cars,
solar powered cars and alternate fuel vehicles.

AC Propulsion Inc. Makers of electric vehicles
AVT
EV conversions and hybrids
Battery M.D., Inc.
Lab Battery Testing, Design, and Integration
BCRI-Centre for Alternative Transportation Fuels Research
CalStart Advanced Transportation Information Interchange
Carolina EV Challenge High school electric vehicle program
Central Shenandoah Valley Regional Governor's School EV Team
China Hyper Battery Co. LTD. Power Lithium Battery for Electric Vehicle

Cloud Electric Vehicles
Electric conversions, supplies and racing vehicles
Compact Power Inc.
Compact Power Electric Racer
Curtis Instruments, Inc. Electric vehicle components manufacturer
Department of Energy (DOE) Hybrid Electric & Fuel Cell Vehicles
Electric Auto Association, (EAA) Source of info for electric vehicles
ElectricCars.com Electric cars, hybrids, SUV's and electric conversions
Electric Hybrid Vehicles
Electric Vehicle Traders Free Electric or Hybrid database Search!
Electro Automotive electric vehicle kits, parts, training, books, & videos
Electronic Parts On Sale electric vehicle & general components
EV1 General Motor's EV1 site
GEM
A unique new electric vehicle

Gorilla Vehicles
Single seat electric utility vehicles
ISE Corporation
Heavy hybrid EV busses and trucks
Prisum Solar Car Project

Solectria Corporation Electric vehicle manufacturer
ZZZAP POWER Electronic parts, alternators, inverters, converters, chargers

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