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Monday, June 30, 2014

ER-A RaceAbout EV sets new speed record 285 km/h [VIDEO]

Metropolia Electric RaceAbout road legal electric vehicle top speed record 285.31 km/h at Lappeenranta airport during Unlimited Racing event on June 28th 2014. Driven by Janne Laitinen, the car recorded 0-100 km/h, 6,3s & 0 - 100 mph, 10,6s.

The E-RA has a 33 kWh Altairnano lithium-titanate battery which powers four-electric motors that develop a peak output of 383 PS (282 kW / 378 bhp) and 3,200 Nm (2,360 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the 1,700 kg (3,747 lb) prototype to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in approximately six seconds and travel approximately 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge. At top speed the E-RA consumed around 1250 Wh/km measured as energy required from grid to recharge the battery.

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