Inizio Unveiled at 2010 SEMA
A few months later, the same manufacture managed to win the coveted $2.5 million at the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE competition. Now, the wraps have fallen off their car, “the culmination of many years of research and development.”
Inizio is an all electric supercar with the potential to make other ICE-powered vehicles trembling in its wake.
Powered by lithium-ion batteries and propelled by an electric motor, the system fitted onto the car develops enough juice to make the Inizio buzz away to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. The electric motor spits 194 hp, while the management system pushes the boundary well over 200 hp, with the addition of another 53 hp.
Another feature which will leave its competitors dying in envy is the 250 miles (321km) achievable on a full charge. This is mostly thanks to the battery management system fitted with remote diagnostic system, which knows what's going on with the battery well before the symptoms become obvious.
“The battery management system is critical to the best driving experience and most optimum efficiency possible,” said Luc Pham, Li-ion Motors electricl engineering manager.“We believe owning and driving any car should be a stress-free and enjoyable experience, and the INIZIO’s intelligent BMS system works for the driver to make this possible.”
The model will become available on the market in 2011 and will be priced starting from $139,000.