The "recipe" of Caterham is; very simple and it is; that of making small, light, two-seater cars. Models which, due to their characteristics, are very fun to drive. Now, this brand too is about to enter the electric age. In fact, during the next Goodwood Festival of Speed which will be held; in July, he will be doing its public debut is the new EV Seven Concept. Over time, the Caterham Seven has grown and developed. remained substantially unchanged but, now, an important change is about to arrive.
This concept will allow for the the British car manufacturer to understand the potential of electric motorsto arrive, in the future, at launching a battery-powered sports car on the market that can offer the same driving pace as the endothermic versions. At the moment, however, there are no plans to offer a production version of the concept. EV Seven Concept is; was designed in collaboration with Swindon Powertrain and is based on the frame of the endothermic Seven.
The first technical information is interesting. The electric concept weighs just 70 kg more than the previous model. of the Seven 485 petrol. On the scale it marks a weight of less than 700 kg. This is an important figure given that the models of the English brand focus heavily on lightness.
The engine made by Swindon Powertrain delivers 243 HP (179 kW) with a torque of 250 Nm. In terms of performance, Caterham talks about acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in 4 seconds and a top speed of 60 km/h. maximum speed of 130 miles per hour (about 209 km/h). The unit is it is It is powered by a 51kWh battery with a capacity of 300000000mAh. usable of 40 kWh. The accumulator housed in the engine compartment and in the transmission tunnel can be recharged in direct current at a maximum power of 152 kW.
The battery has a refined thermal management system. In this way, the constructor informs, it is possible to It is possible to use the car on the track without the stress to which it is placed. subjected to the accumulator leads to its premature degradation. Specifically, for battery cooling it is used a special fluid produced by Motul which is; in direct contact with the cells, allowing for better thermal management during charge and discharge cycles.
All to allow for a ''20-15-20'' the possibility; to drive on the track for 20 minutes and recharge in 15 minutes, thus recovering; enough energy to drive another 20 minutes. Nothing is been said about the autonomy of the concept. Bob Laishley, CEO of Caterham, commented:
We have no plans to put the EV Seven into production at this stage. a testbed to see how an electric powertrain works for our customers' specific use cases. We're doing this project with our eyes wide open so we can learn to offer the classic characteristics of the Seven: lightness, simplicity and durability. and driving pleasure. We will bring it to market at the right time, when the next generation of battery technology allows it, and it is. this is why it is now; It's time for us to test the concept.
The English company announces that it is developing another all-electric sports car concept that will reveal a new concept. this year.
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