Saturday, February 20, 2010

Peraves E-Tracer gunning for Progressive Automotive X-Prize

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The new Peraves E-Tracer is powered by li-ion batteries and an electric motor...

After the MonoTracer, Swiss company Peraves are now ready with their new machine – the E-Tracer. While the E-Tracer is based on the MonoTracer and has the same styling, bodywork, chassis and suspension, it dumps the MonoT’s BMW engine in favour of lithium-ion batteries and a powerful electric motor that churns out 150 kilowatts (204 horsepower) and 215Nm of torque.

According to Peraves, the E-Tracer will accelerate from zero to 100km/h in less than four seconds and hit a top speed of 240km/h. With the batteries fully charged, range is 300km. The E-Tracer will be priced at around US$108,000 and deliveries are expected to start early next year. Later, there will also be a more powerful 268bhp ‘ultra sport’ version, which is also likely to be more expensive.

Peraves claim the E-Tracer is hugely energy efficient and will participate in the much hyped Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition with this vehicle.

Via Autoblog Green


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