Delta E-4 Electric Vehicle Unveiled

English automaker Delta Motorsport has released details of an electric vehicle prototype its been working on since 2007 called the E-4 Coupe that has some impressive performance specifications.

The car has been getting some attention online, in part, because of its 250 miles single-charge range and 150 miles top speed.¬†Overall, the car is extremely lightweight. The E-4’s carbon-composite chassis weighs less than 200 pounds, and the direct-drive motors that were developed with Oxford University just over 50 pounds.

image via Delta Motorsport

This fall, the E-4 is preparing to race in the RAC Future Car Challenge, a sixty mile trial run where competitors try to use the least amount of energy to go from Brighton to London. While the 120 horsepower car can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just five seconds, the designers say energy conservation, not power, was their main inspiration for creating the vehicle.

No word yet on what the prototype vehicle would cost if put into production, but as its performance is comparable to that of most Tesla cars, the E-4 could be pretty pricey.

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