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Green GT's All-Electric Supercar Unveiled

by , 05/26/09

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Up-and-coming Swiss auto company GreenGT recently unveiled plans for a fully-electric vehicle that is heralded to be the most powerful and cutting-edge electric race car ever built. Designed with the famous Le Mans race in mind, their Twenty-4 vehicle is currently undergoing development and will boast two 100-kw electric engines that provide 350-400 horsepower and a top speed of 171 mph.

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The 24 hour Le Mans race may be one of the best known races in the world, although it’s definitely not one of the most environmentally friendly. We’re excited to see GreenGT upping the ante by developing a svelte green supercar to compete in the 2011 race.

The car was designed by five students from the CCi du Valenciennois school. It will feature a fiberglass body on a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis. The vehicle’s twin 100-kw electric motors will provide around 350 to 400hp of power that will push the vehicle from 0-60mph in around 4 seconds. GreenGT’s head engineer Christophe Schwartz has stated that “The GreenGT Twenty-4 design study could become our 2011 Le Mans Prototype electric racer or it could even become an electric road going supercar. There is a possibility to do both!”

Will it be enough to win the famous Le Mans race? It’s too early to tell, since it’s not just the vehicle that matters – it truly is about the drivers. Will it be one smoking-hot electric racer? Absolutely.

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6 Comments

  1. Green GT Unveil All Ele... December 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    [...] spring, Inhabitat did a story on up-and-coming Swiss auto company GreenGT’s plans for a fully-electric vehicle. [...]

  2. Itsamna May 27, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I\\\’d rather have an Eliica EV: 800hp, 0-60 in 4 secs and a top speed of 250 mph and its not vapour ware.

  3. nzroller May 27, 2009 at 2:01 am

    dmatos wrote on Slashdot

    It looks like a bad Google translation. The original French:

    2 moteurs triphasés synchrones de 2 x 100 kW linéaires (2 synchronous tri-phase motors, each 2x100kW linear)

    The Google translation:

    2-phase synchronous motors of 100 kilowatts x 2 linear

  4. TreeHugger May 26, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    This article is clearly fictitious. First of all 2 X 100kW only equals about 268hp not 400hp. Secondly how do they plan to power an electric car for a 24 hour race? Long extension cord? Changing batteries a few laps?

  5. TreeHugger May 26, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    The article is clearly fictitious. First of all 2 X 100kW only equals about 268 hp. Secondly, how exactly do they plan to power an electric car for a 24 hour race? Long extension cord? Changing batteries every few laps?

  6. CHMMX May 26, 2009 at 11:52 am

    Freakin’ sweet….

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