Quimera's 700 bhp AEGT (All Electric Grand Tourer)


September 12, 2011

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Quimera will show its long-awaited AEGT (All Electric GT) prototype at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) this week. The AEGT runs three UQM electric motors developing a total 700 bhp and delivering a top speed currently limited to 300 km/h. The AEGT's lightweight carbon fiber monocoque chassis enables a kerb weight of just 1500 kg despite carrying more than 600 kg of lithium-polymer EIG batteries.

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Get an electric car to finish in the top ten in its equivalent conventionally powered class and I\'ll begin to take it seriously.


UMMM .. 525kw \"peak\" power ....255kw Constant =342HP.. LOL.. tear.. lol.. sorry can\'t stop laughing.. My favorite part is the \"grand touring\" range... 20 miles.. lol.. So basically it would be a 6 minute race... oh and the 0-60mph 3.5 seconds? really? that is pitiful. Yank the batteries and motor out and put a proper motor in please.

Michael Mantion

It already has a motor. Perhaps you mean \" . . .put a proper ENGINE in please.\"


The best electric car lap time on the nurburgring has fallen twice in less then six months, and by over a minute each time. 7m 47.794s is still a long ways off from the ~5 min best time, but it\'s undeniable that the gap is closing fast!

Keep demanding more powerful cell phones with biggerscreens, and 5 minutes will be put to shame in no time!


It is quite sad when ignorance is publicly displayed. To be expected when parents are at work and they leave their computers are left on for latchkey kids.

The class is ELECTRIC. Turbine and jet engines are illegal propulsion in existing fueled classes. There is no such thing as a \"conventionally powered\" class. If there was a class where fueled and electrics were to compete, the rules would be set up for an even race. Racing classes have rules on propulsion, one of the most distinguishing characteristics of a classification, so get over it.

Also, it\'s 20 MINUTES, not miles, of range at 180MPH, or about 60 miles of range running balls out continuously (not a real race mission profile to expect 700HP continuously being used) on the governor. The average HP and speed is track dependent. And 3.5 seconds 0-60 on a 1.5T car is very respectable.

It\'s also sad that Gizmag\'s editors aren\'t savvy enough technically to discern the German word, \"kerb\", in a press release for the word \"curb\" in an english writeup.


Michael - what are you going on about, 525kW = 704hp, yes constant 255kW = 342hp, nothing wrong with the article. You\'ve also mistaken miles for minutes at peak power, it says 20 minutes at 700bhp. 0-100 doesn\'t isn\'t that great but it\'s not pitiful though.

Mark Kendall

Electric motors HAVE the power. They continue to improve at a rate far beyond internal combustion engines. And while some deride the lack of range (due to battery limitations) there is no denying the fact that these motors, in their relative infancy, are putting out far greater increases of power and torque compared to their older siblings of \"dino\" fueled engines. Once batteries are capable of delivering sustained high levels of current there will be a \"tipping point.\" We will then move into the era of electric automotive technologies for the masses.

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