The HydroGen3, a fuel cell prototype based on the Zafira MPV, will be part of a rally demonstration at Monte Carlo in the hands of former F1 driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen.
The Emissions Neutral Vehicle (ENV) is powered by a 6kW 48 volt motor and with energy supplied from Intelligent Energy's 1kW hydrogen fuel cell, the ENV is capable of 50mph. The ENV will be available for test rides at the symposium.
Assembled by hand in Monaco and made to order, the Fetish has an asking price of 450,000 Euro (US$583,000) - not bad for a vehicle which can legitimately claim the title of being the first production electric sports car in history
The Symetron motor
Raser claims 420 foot pounds of torque - more than enough to make your tyres squeal!
Raser's overview of the benefits of the new motor.
Raser's claimed torque curve
April 1, 2005 Monte Carlo is the place to be this coming weekend (April 2-6, 2005) for those interested in the future of transport. Monaco is the venue for the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS-21) and every major electric vehicle manufacturer on the planet will be there, with some new and exciting technologies to be showcased during the global get-together. As previously mentioned, the Venturi Fetish will be the most significant of the cars on show, being the first production electric sportscar, but one of the most significant showings will be that of Raser Technologies which will demonstrate its advanced motor and controller technology in a Formula Lightning car driven on the Grand Prix circuit. Raser Technologies claim the motor is capable of producing 500 bhp which, if true, means a whole new world of motoring is about to begin.
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