• 11Jul

    The Tesla Roadster may be considered as the king of the road when it comes to zero emission performance. The British firm Lighting Company wants to catch up and challenge the Tesla Roadster by working on a 700hp electric vehicle that will go on production by 2010.

    Lightning GT

    The engine of the next generation vehicles will be derived from the DNA of their first EV the Lightning GT.

    According to Lightning, the company will design and come up with several variants. This includes an off-roader SUV, a limo type saloon, and a sports car.

    The company wants to focus on the Lightning GT and deriving the power plants of the new members of their brood from it will allow them to release them to the market as soon as they are ready.

    The Lightning GT is expected to be released by spring of 2010 and orders for the units are coming. A third of the deposits are mostly from the United Kingdom alone. The specifications of the car though have not been finalized and the information disclosed to the media is very limited.

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  • 22Mar

    Rinspeed, one of the leading Swiss car manufacturers, will be introducing their concept car i-Change in the Geneva Motorshow this year. The i-Change is an electric car which can seat three people comfortably.

    What sets the concept car apart is its teardrop bubble top which acts as windshield, door, and sunroof for the car. It’s a highly unconventional model, as should be expected from Rinspeed, which is designed especially for short-distance city driving.

    The car runs on a 370 Nm electric motor which is generated by 567V LiFeP04 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery pack. i-Change can run up to 56 miles on three battery packs. Its lightweight design (only 2,300 lbs) depends on aerodynamics. The i-Change’s weight is also responsible for its low power consumption.

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