Ordering a Tango...
"Finally an electric car that is fun to drive, practical, and handles like a go-cart with
outstanding acceleration." - Thomas Greither, founder of Flora Health
Ordering a T600
The T600 is only sold with a Lithium battery at this time (LiFePO4 chemistry, the safest and producing the most power). The 32 kWhr pack of Headway 38120 energy cells has a 100-mile range at 70mph on level ground, but does almost as well on long grades at slower speeds. This configuration has produced a 0-60 time of 3.2 seconds and a 1/4-mile in 12.5 seconds at 106 mph, after driving to the track 10 miles and a 500-ft climb without recharging.
Currently, at one-at-a-time production, the price is $200k, fully assembled, for the European and other foreign markets. For the US and Canada, we can only sell the kit for the main part of the car, less drivetrain and battery. These can easily be purchased separately from our suppliers, and assembled by you or your mechanic. You can even assemble it here at our factory in a few hours while we oversee that it’s done correctly. The total of all of the parts comes to $200k. Mechanics in the San Francisco Bay Area charge $1,000 for assembly. To start the build, a 50% deposit is required. The balance is due on delivery.
Another option is to put a $10,000 deposit in a neutral escrow (refundable at any time), and wait until there are 10 orders. At that time we will ask for a 50% non-refundable deposit on a sales price of $160,000. This will be used to purchase most of the parts, which you would now own.
View Tango T600 Kit features.
Waiting List for the lower-priced Tangos
We currently have over 1,900 people on our waiting list for a lower-priced model. If you would like to be on the waiting list for the T300, T200, or T100, please participate in our survey above, and let us know your preferred features. This helps us create designs to best meet your needs. Your name will be added at the end of the survey. No deposit for this is required. The number after the T in the model name represents the motor controller’s power output. 600 kW = 805 horsepower, 200kW = 265 hp, etc. Other features will vary with price. A carbon fiber body will only be available on the T600 for example.
We are not certain what funding will come in, or when. For a general idea, here is what’s required for each model. A T300 can be produced at 250 cars per year, at a sales price of $80k, with an investment of $5-million. This would still be a kit car, or in the UK and much of Europe, an IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval), fully certified, but individually inspected, with a guarantee from Commuter Cars that it will pass the inspection and be able to be registered. A T600 has already undergone this inspection process in Exeter, England, and is fully registered and used daily for commuting.
The T200 is a fully-certified Tango, the same as any other car that you would buy off of a showroom floor. It will have air bags, and have undergone all FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards), which include federal and European crash test standards. The T200 will require approximately $50M of capital to produce 2,500 units per year at a price of $44k. If $150M was invested and production and sales increased to 15,000 per annum, the sales price would be reduced to $29k.
The T100, is to be a mass-produced car, requiring $billions of investment and over 100,000 units per year of production. We hope to have models as low as $10k, but a separate rented battery pack sized to the customer’s needs, that can be exchanged up or down easily from 20 kW/hrs to 60 kW/hrs, (freeway range from 80 miles to 240 miles). The battery would be paid for monthly like your gasoline bill, and be charged at flat monthly rate, with a caveat that if more than projected miles were used, a cost per mile would override. Either way the price would still compete favorably with the cost of gasoline.