Brazilian Electric Car

by World Jewish Chamber of Commerce

Your lean green driving machine

The Point5 is your sporty and fun-to-drive EV for getting around town.

why we do what we do

Welcome! Are you here because you want to save our planet from climate catastrophe, or because you are sick and tired of paying high prices for gasoline or because you are looking for a cool way to get around town in a car that costs closer to $20,000 than to $50,000? If so, then we are on the same team.

Our Point5 Proof of Concept Car

We add some automotive engineers who could take us through crash testing and airbags and other safety / lean engineering to make the Point5 highway legal. We then raised about $150,000 and built this new concept of Electric Car.

Lean, efficient and personalized manufacturing

The car will be built-to-order using national (Brazilian) labor in regional micro-factories. These will offer no-haggle pricing and customization at purchase, as well as service when needed.

How and when can I get my New Brazilian Electric Car?

Bringing a new car to market is a process. We project needing about $100 million and about 2 years to get to production. Here’s where we are in that process and how you can help …

 Proof of Concept Vehicle

To show our shift to a 4-wheel EV and car-level safety from motorcycle safety, we built our proof-of-concept Point5 with a very tight budget. That’s why it doesn’t look like a finished production car – because it isn’t. But it was the next step and it shows how this new design will inherit the fun of the NmG while improving its functionality in every way.

Secure Reservations

WE ARE HERE! and we need your help to show investors there is a ready market of consumers who would love to buy the Point5 so they can start saving money, time and our planet.

Engineering & Safety Testing

As we secure additional funds, we will set about moving the styling forward while also engineering, testing and certifying that the car meets the safety standards needed to make it highway legal.

1st Year Production

We don’t need billions of dollars to get to production – we are projecting we need $100 million or less. The more reservations that are placed, the easier it should be to raise the money and get to production so you can take back control of your transportation dollars. Once fully funded, we need about 2 years to get through engineering, safety testing and begin production.

    Price and Range:  Cheaper than the average used gas car.

Top Speed:  75 MPH / 120 KPH

Efficiency:  150 MPGe (4.45 miles / kWh)

0 to 60 MPH:  8.5 seconds

Battery Capacity:  16 kWh (base model w/60-mile range)

Battery Modules:  Individual modules or cells can be replaced if needed. Modules can be added, during or after purchase, to increase range.

Seating:  2-seats-tandem (rear “jump seat” best suited for a smaller adult or a child)

Dimensions:  Width 52″ (1.32 meters) | Length 132″ (3.35 meters) | Height 55″ (1.42 meters)

Weight:  1,800 lbs. / 816.5 kg. (24x less road wear than an average gas car)

Safety:  Targeting 5-star safety (Incl. ABS, air bags, safety cell)


 Lithium Usage:  90% less lithium than a 500+-mile range EV or truck; 70% less lithium than a 250+-mile range electric car

Cobalt Usage:  none.

Road Wear and Tear:  ~10,000x less than an electric hummer; about 24x less than the average 4,000-lb car

Battery Replacement Cost:  In the unlikely event a battery replacement is needed, our smaller battery pack can be replaced far more affordably than competing EVs. Current cost is around $3,500 USD, with projected cost in 8-10 years of less than $2,000 USD. Faulty Individual cells or modules can be replaced for far less thanks to our modular battery design.

Fuel Efficiency:  Travel 25 miles on just 75¢ of electricity. (based on average US electricity prices, charging at home)

Carbon Usage:  75% less carbon than the average gas car, using common grid electricity. 100% less when using home solar power.

why the narrow, tandem-seat design?

Aerodynamics:  Most of the energy needed to move a vehicle at highway speeds is used to overcome wind resistance. The Point5 has 30% less area facing forward against the wind.

Efficiency:  Most commuting and errands are done with one person in the car. By making a car that fits one person and their cargo, or the occasional passenger when needed, weight and balance is optimized.

Road Congestion:  A 1 or 2 passenger car like ours can travel in the HOV lanes even with just a single occupant. And broad adoption of such smaller vehicles would greatly cut down on road congestion and road wear.

Make the amazing Point5 your 2nd family car, so you can …

• Laugh at high gas prices
• Save $20K to $40K
• Slash your CO2 output by 60,000 lbs.

150 MPGe

75 mph

$20,000 after federal tax credit

Save up to $40,000 vs. the average gas car

* Cost after $7,500 EV tax credit; Base model Point5 with 60-mile range.
Point5 with 100 mile range is $24,000 after tax credit.
**Fuel cost: $4/gal gasoline and $0.1335/kWh electricity

Take back control of your transportation dollars

Point5 for local trips + gas car or Tesla for long/family trips = all your driving
+ more fun + saving your money and time and our planet.

The gas pump doesn’t care about you

It is heartless … and it knows that no matter what the cost, you need it in order to drive and survive, because it’s the only game in town.

No one is coming to your rescue

Electric cars are the antidote to depending solely on oil for all our transportation needs. But the long-range electric cars most companies are building are inherently costly and require complex charging solutions.

The problem

100 years of cars has led us to think a car is only practical if it has 300+ miles of range, 4+ seats, and 1 million fast-fueling locations. But when electricity to fuel an electric car is available from standard 110v outlets at home and when most of our daily driving consists of just 1 or 2 people driving less than 40 miles a day, we don’t need a “traditional” kind of car to be made electric. We need a new kind of car; one that is specifically designed for those short-distance, low-occupancy trips that make up most of our driving.

The solution

The Point5 “half-car” is that new kind of car: half the seats, half the weight, half the cost and no gasoline. And when the Point5 doesn’t have the range or capacity your trip requires, you take a more traditional car.

The impact

High gas prices and the high cost of cars are both attacks on our freedom of movement. The Point5 gives you the power to take back control of your transportation dollars by cutting your family’s use of gasoline by more than half with an electric car that costs about $20,000 less to own than a used gas car. And the Point5 doesn’t require any new charging infrastructure: just a 110-volt outlet you already have at home. The Point5: it’s your lean green driving machine that helps you dump the pump on local trips so you can save money, save time AND save our planet.

Creating the Model T of EVs

n 1908, the new technology was self-propelled “horseless carriages.” Two hundred and fifty-three models of these were already in the market — but few people bought them because they cost too much. What everyday people really wanted was a better version of what they already knew — namely, faster horses.

Today’s new technology is cars that run on electricity. Tens of millions want to drive electric cars to save our planet from climate catastrophe, but over 96% of Americans keep buying gas cars because today’s electric cars cost too much and aren’t as good as gas cars for long-distance trips.

The Model T was affordable, practical to use and profitable to build. The Model T of EVs is an electric car being used for local trips as a 2nd family vehicle. Myers EV is building the Model T of EVs — it is more affordable to buy than the average used gas car, it is practical for 7 of 10 car trips, it is simple to charge (at home, from a standard 110-volt outlet, overnight) and it is projected to be profitable to build on volumes as low as 1,000 cars per year.

The Model T was faster — it wasn’t a horse — but it turned out to be just what was needed for the new century and millions of people bought it.

The Point5 is electric — but it’s not a 4+ person, all-purpose, long-range car that can be fueled in five minutes. However, it is cheaper to buy and operate than a gas car for about 70% of all our driving needs. The Point5 represents a disruptive new market segment at a much better price point for consumers who want to drive electric affordably.