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Tropica

The Tropica Electric Car

This electric car was produced by Renaissance Cars in Florida in 1995 as a set of 16 first edition models for display in local car dealerships. After these cars went on display, the company was unable to find a second round of financing and when out of business. The company remains were purchased by investors including the actor Don Johnson, who featured the car in his "Nash Bridges" TV show, and moved the company to California, but never actually was able to make any more cars. It's a shame because people are always asking how they can get one.

Tropica EV

Front View

Tropica EV

Battery pack with automatic water fill system

Tropica EV

Battery train goes up the middle of the car

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Battery rack ready for loading

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Closeup of water fill system

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Loading batteries

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Batteries loaded

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Charging in my garage - no gas needed here

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Top view

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Front View

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Low rolling resistance tires, light aluminum wheels

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Corvette light covers

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interior

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DIgital dash with electric usage and battery voltage

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power switch, radio, direction control, car has no transmission, dual direct drive motors on the rear wheels

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Charger

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Electric motor

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Dual controllers

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Front view

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Steering system

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Battery check & charge system

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More Photos - 2008

History Photos

For more details on this car, please see the former owners page. Here is a very detailed page of Tropica information by a former Tropica owner in Southern California. Here is our listing in the EV Finder - a great online catalog of electric vehicles.

A great car I really enjoy driving. Thanks for visiting.

Brad's Electric Car Page

Brad Waddell

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