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Gordon Murray Gives Specs on New Electric T.27 City Car
In brief: Gordon Murray Design and Zytek Automotive Limited are working together on a concept electric city car and have announced specifications and performance targets for the prototype, called the T.27.
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Manufacturer: Gordon Murray / Zytek
The T.27 is a collaborative concept being developed by several companies, the principles being Gordon Murray Design and Zytek Automotive. Also involved are Michelin and Continental as well as MIRA, Vocis Driveline Controls, VCA UK, and ENAX. Quite the list of experts for an automotive prototype.
The T.27 will be powered by a third-generation Zytek powertrain with a 25kW motor and a 12kWh lithium-ion battery system. The vehicle's top speed will be 65mph, doing 0-60 in 15 seconds. Range will be 80-100 miles per charge and total vehicle weight (with batteries) will be 1,500 pounds.
Vocis is providing a compact and very lightweight transmission for the EV drivetrain. The car is basically an upgrade of the earlier T.25 Gordon Murray that was built as a versatile module with six possible layouts.
And so ...
Gordon Murray's goal is to create a car that optimizes packaging, weight, and performance as an EV.
Photo credits: Gordon Murray Design
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