Monday, August 9, 2010

2010 Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept

Lotus had unveiled the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid concept at the 80th International Geneva Motor Show. This concept showcases the new developments in the plug-in, range-extended electric propulsion, new electronic technologies to enhance the driver involvement, the adaptability of the Lotus Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) that underpins the Evora 414E Hybrid and a new roof system and interior concept from Lotus Design.
For the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid, Lotus Engineering has developed a highly efficient, high performance drivetrain system consisting of twin motors each limited to providing 152 kW (207 PS/204 hp) of power and 400 Nm (295 lbft) of torque to each wheel via independent, single speed, reduction and transmissions integrated into a single housing, enabling torque vectoring dynamic control of the vehicle.
The range extended electric drive of the Evora 414E Hybrid consists of the two electric motors driving each of the rear wheels independently via single speed geartrain. Additional range is provided by the Lotus Range Extender engine, an optimized 1.2 liter, three-cylinder engine, providing 35 kW (48 PS/47 hp) of the power at 3,500 rpm via the integrated electrical generator.

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