The Detroit Auto Show may have been the biggest thing with four wheels this week, but there are other, smaller events happening all over the place. At the Brussels Auto Show, for example, Citroën will debut the C-Zero. Over in England, at Autosport International 2010 in Birmingham, a new all-electric supercar called the Radical SRZero (SR0) was unveiled. Well, unveiled isn't exactly the right word since we saw pictures of the car in November. In any case, we're pretty sure that someone from Marvel Comics was consulted to come up with the name of the powertrain used in this vehicle.
It's called the Axial Flux motor technology, and is made by EVO Electric, uses two EVO AFM motors and can reportedly go 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and offer a top speed of 118 miles per hour. The SRZero will be put to the test later in 2010 when its driven 16,000 miles from Argentina to Alaska. Yes, that's the plan.
[Source: Radical Sportscars]
EVO Electric Technology Powers New Electric Supercar
EVO Electric, a leader in the design, development, production, and sales/licensing of electric drive solutions for the automotive sector, announced today that its advanced Axial Flux motor technology was selected to power the Radical SRZero, an electric supercar unveiled today at Autosport International 2010 in Birmingham, England.
The SRZero is powered by two EVO AFM motors, which offer unparalled perfor¬mance in terms of power, torque, weight, size, efficiency, reliability and durability. Radical Sportscars, the Peterborough-based sportscar manufacturer, worked with Imperial College London's Racing Green Endurance team to develop this all-electric supercar, and the results are stunning. The Radical SRZero has a top speed of 190 km/h with capability to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds. The supercar will be demonstrated in a number of events, culminating with a 26,000km (16,000 mile) endurance trip from Argentina to Alaska later this year. The Radical SRZero aims to be the world's most focused, fun-to-drive electric vehicle.
EVO technology is also featured at the International Boat Show in London (8-17 of January). EVO was selected to supply motors for the "Fast Electric", an all-electric boat designed by Patterson Boatworks, a specialist builder of luxury and racing boats. The boat is available for purchase from Patterson and Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd.
"Motorsports and luxury boating are a great way of demonstrating the capabilities of EVO technology", commented David Latimer, CEO of EVO Electric. "Many technologies are first implemented in motorsports and other niches before migrating to the larger but more cost-sensitive mainstream vehicle market segments. We believe the same will happen with hybrid and electric vehicle technologies including EVO's advanced electric motors and generators, which are also being implemented in other near-term applications such as commercial and military vehicles."
For more information on Radical Sportscars: www.radicalsportscars.com
For more information on Patterson Boatworks: www.pattersonboatworks.co.uk
About EVO Electric
EVO Electric Limited (www.evo-electric.com) develops and manufactures advanced electric machines, drive systems and other integrated products for a wide range of transportation and mobile power applications. Our core competence is the development, design and integration of high torque electric motors and generators based on Axial Flux technology, an ultra efficient, low weight alternative to conventional radial flux machines. Axial Flux motors and generators are particularly relevant to hybrid and electric vehicle applications, enabling automotive OEMs and systems integrators to cut the cost, weight, size, complexity and power requirements of electric powertrains.
EVO is backed by Imperial Innovations plc (AIM: IVO) which creates, builds and invests in pioneering technologies. Imperial Innovations supports scientist-entrepreneurs in the commercialisation of their ideas and has exclusive access to scientific and technological developments coming out of Imperial College London, one of the world's leading research institutions.