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McLaren F1 designer aims for world's most efficient electric car

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In brief: Gordon Murray Design and Zytek Automotive have announced a new all-electric city car project which they claim will be the most efficient electric vehicle in the world.

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Make/Model: T.27
Manufacturer: ??

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Gordon Murray Design and Zytek Automotive have announced a new all-electric city car project which they claim will be the most efficient electric vehicle in the world.

Gordon Murray, designer of the celebrated McLaren F1 supercar, is said to be the head designer behind the clean sheet, 'radical design' which will focus on low weight and maximum efficiency, while Zytek Automotive will handle the electric drivetrain. The current name, T.27, is derived from the calculation that the vehicle's total environmental cost will be "27% less than any rival electric vehicle."

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The T.27 will eschew conventional construction techniques—stamped steal, existing gearbox and drivetrain components, and apparently, existing batteries and electric motors as well, according to a press release.

And so ….

Well, bring it on. How this plays out against Gordon Murray Design's current T.25 citycar is anybody's guess.

by Ross Bonander

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