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Prairie Joy EV

Unveiled at the 31st Tokyo Motor Show in 1995.
Announced in 1996 as the world’s first electric vehicle equipped with cylindrical-type lithium-ion battery power.
It was limited to fleet sales, around 30 units were sold to various entities from 1997.
It was also used as a support vehicle for six flawless years by the Japanese National North Pole Exploratory Team at their research station in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard, Norway- which at 79°N is the world's most Northerly settlement. It proved the feasibility and durability of the lithium-ion battery under extreme conditions.

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