Monday, June 09, 2008

lightning car company: electric car UK

Lighting Car Company will launch the Lightning GT this year, a British sports car design powered by four electric motors. Using state of the art NanoSafe battery packs, the GT has 700+hp and 0-60 in 5 seconds. Unlike a petrol engine, full power is available from zero rpm. The GT is built from a carbon fibre/aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque chassis making it light and safe.

The Lightning GT can be charged from a conventional power supply. Charging takes approximately 10 minutes -delivering 250 miles- approx.5 cents per mile, a tenth of the price of a petrol car.

Motors in each wheel, provide torque and power capability which is integrated in each wheel assemble. No gearbox, differential, axel, drive shaft or prop shaft to contend with--all power is generated at the wheels. The light weight and powerful motors also allow for regenerative braking on all four wheels. Heck yes, but prices start at 300K.

via Auto Blog

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