True Electric C70 by Electroengine Is Truly Impressive
The "True Electric" C70 was developed as a demo car, meaning it won't be available for purchase. It was built with the purpose of showcasing the 4WDD and advanced torque vectoring technology which reduces braking distances, improves traction and enhances driving characteristics. The car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in less than 6 seconds and has a top speed of more than 125 mph, but where these numbers fail to impress, its range succeeds: up to 200 miles on a single charge.
"This blistering performance is possible thanks to the 400 bhp available from direct drive engines connected to all four wheels, which deliver a gut-wrenching 650Nm of torque per wheel," said Bjorn Karlstrom, Electroengine.
The car has a YASA motor in each of its four wheels, so the converted Volvo had no use for a gearbox or a differential. Instead, the electric motors offer the ability for precise traction control, thanks to the torque vectoring system developed by Electroengine.
“As well as a technology demonstrator, we plan to use the car to test new breakthrough concepts, as we continue to refine powertrains and batteries over the next few years," said Electroengine’s Thomas Bergfjord.
“Oresundskraft feels that the automotive industry has moved too slowly in developing new electric powered models. This is why the company has decided to sponsor this project, within the framework of the Elektra electric car project, with a view to developing a second-generation electric car with new energy-efficient engines and extended range. The goal of a national fossil-fuel-free vehicle park by 2030 can never be realized, unless the development of electric motors and batteries is speeded up,” states partner company Oresundskraft's Per Lundgren.