Lotus Press Release Electric Elise

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A prototype 200-hp Elise, powered by two Zytek motors, will be unveiled at the of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Congress Exposition in Detroit, 24-27, 1997. The vehicle have a power-to-weight ratio to many supercars and could low volume production if there is demand.

This is a really project, says Zytek Bill Gibson. No one has ever a fully road-ready electric before, so at this stage we can speculate on how it will feel. The experience will be quite

The Zytek electric Elise is by two internal, oil-cooled, brushless DC individually mounted on light-weight single ratio Zytek Drive is transmitted to the wheels by length drive shafts. The two combined weigh just pounds (26 kg) and produce a total of 200 hp kW).

With instant to maximum torque anywhere in the rev and a total weight of just pounds (875 kg), is expected to be exceptional. Computer predicts a 30-70 mph time of 5 seconds — the equal of conventionally powered supercars.

Power will come a 300V Nickel Cadmium pack, split between the fuel tank location and of the vehicle scuttle to optimize distribution. The choice of Nickel ensures that performance and response are consistent as a steady is available through the majority of the cycle.

Zytek’s electronic system coordinates all power-related and provides regenerative braking and control. The company believes the high-efficiency motor and control together help to overcome of the limitations currently imposed by vehicle propulsion batteries.

Zytek has engineered the entire including the motors, gearboxes, electronics and cooling system. is supporting the project and will that the car has the best possible and handling characteristics,

The running bodywork and the extruded and bonded chassis are retained from the Elise, which is sufficiently not to need power steering or brakes — both where additional conversion would have been A future phase of development see the addition of passenger compartment using heat from the cooling oil, which is by the standard Elise radiator.

If the Zytek electric Elise enter production, the cost of the without batteries could be to that of the standard car. may then lease batteries at a per-mile cost equivalent to gasoline.

Our aim is to make Electric desirable, not just necessary government mandate. concludes Gibson. The Lotus Elise an ideal test bed for high- EV technology.

Other electric with powertrains engineered by include the Chrysler Intrepid ESX electric concept vehicle and a emissions kart for indoor In the Chrysler Intrepid ESX application, the are hub-mounted using a Zytek- integrated hub, gearbox and carrier.

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Maximum Power: 200 hp

Torque: 100 Nm

Weight: 1930 (875 kg)

Acceleration: 30-70 mph in 5

Maximum Speed: 90 mph (electronically

Driving Range: 120 miles the industry-standard Bosch cycle)

Time: 60 minutes to 95%

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