A few weeks back, James announced his participation in the Blog Action Day 2009 event. This year’s focus is climate change. In honor of this cause, please take a few minutes to read about a manufacturer who is willing to take risks in the supercar game for the benefit of the world around us.
Plain old electric cars are rather old hat by now of course; electric supercars however still have plenty of mileage left, so to speak. The hottest new model – well, concept – is undoubtedly German firm E-Wolf’s just unveiled carbon-fibre composite e-2 (above), which the company claims can deliver Ferrari-esque performance using only a bunch of batteries. Blinding us with science, W-Wolf collaborated with the Saxony Lightweight Center and the Institute for Lightweight Structures and Polymer Technology at the Technical University of Dresden on both the Lamborghini-like e-2 and its initial vehicle, the e-1 roadster.
The e-2, due in 2011, will feature four electric motors, one in each wheel, delivering a combined output of 544 hp and 737-lb.-ft. of torque in a chassis that is expected to weigh in at just 2,000 lbs, enabling it to hit a top speed of 155 mph. If you can’t wait that long, the e-1 is available with its 150 hp AC induction motor busting out 185-lb.-ft. of torque, sufficient to propel it from 0 – 62 mph in under five seconds, with a top speed of 143 mph. Its lithium-ion batteries deliver up to 200 miles on a single charge, but there’s one catch – the interior’s so damn small drivers weighing in at over 150 lbs. won’t really be able to move. Surely you’re willing to suffer for the environment?
Want to know more about Blog Action Day? Read up on http://www.blogactionday.org/