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    Sunday, September 26, 2010

    PEUGEOT EX1 EV IN SUPER ACCELERATION

    Peugeot’s EX1 electric record breaker is faster than a supercar
    22 September 2010 (Easier Cars)

    "Peugeot’s long history and know-how concerning electric vehicles was perfectly demonstrated at the Montlhéry circuit in France…[I]ts EX1 concept car set six new world acceleration records for a vehicle weighing less than 1000kg.

    "Accelerating faster than a supercar, the all electric Peugeot EX1 smashed the ¼ mile, 500m and 1000m speed records previously set by Georg Von Opel in an Opel GT Electric in 1971…[T]he car then went on to set three new speed records over 1/8 mile, ½ mile and 1 mile…In setting these new records Peugeot has clearly demonstrated that electric vehicles have a lot of potential, and are not just city runabouts…"


    From leblogauto via YouTube

    "The EX1 is a two-seater roadster…[designed similarly to] previous Peugeot concept cars… to be as efficient as possible in regards to weight, aerodynamics and propulsion. It is powered by two electric motors, one located at the front and the other at the rear of the vehicle. Together they produce a peak maximum power of 340 bhp with a constant torque of 240 Nm at the front and the rear. The instantaneous maximum torque produced by an electric motor [and not found in conventional internal combustion engined vehicles] is what provides the record breaking performance of the EX1…

    "…With [this performance,] the EX1 Peugeot has demonstrated that the electric car can stand for performance as well as environmental efficiency…"

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