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Thursday, February 28, 2013

1,000 hp VOLAR-e All Wheel Drive Electric Supercar Unveiled [VIDEO]

Applus+ IDIADA, a company specialized in engineering for the international automotive industry, has successfully completed the Volar-e project, an innovative prototype electric car with high performance, comparable to or even better than conventionally-powered sports cars.

The Volar-e was built in collaborated with Croatian firm Rimac so the chassis is a Rimac Concept One. The Volar-e features a carbon fiber body or a tubular chromoly chassis. There is an active chassis control system and a torque vectoring system that promises to improve the car's handling.

Powertrain:

  • Power: 800 KW
  • Torque: 1,000 NM
  • 0 to 60: 3.4 sec
  • Top Speed: 300 km/h
  • Battery: 38 kWh
  • Fast-charging: 15-20 minutes

    Vehicle dynamics:

  • Electro Brake: 4 wheel Regenerative braking
  • Friction Brakes: Carbon ceramic brakes
  • Independent power control for all 4 motors: iTORQ developed by Applus+ IDIADA

    The project, which was co-funded by the European Commission, is intended to allow the Applus+ prototype to become a flagship for the promotion of electric vehicles in European society. Users, the car industry, energy sector and government have a reference in this demonstrator of the great potential of electric vehicles.

    Source: Applus+ IDIADA

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