Imperia Introduces GP Roadster PHEV Concept

Imperia GS PHEV Roadster

In brief: Belgian automaker Imperia gave a presentation of its GP plug-in hybrid electric roadster concept at the Brussels Motor Show.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: PG PHEV

Manufacturer: Imperia

The word

Imperia GS PHEV concept

The Imperia design for the GS gives it a best-performance of 124mpg (US) at only 11.5kWh/100km in consumption.

The design features a 1.6L turbocharged GDI engine (209hp, 192lb-ft) and a 100kW (300Nm) induction motor combination. The 11kWh lithium-ion battery pack means a 31-50 mile all-electric range and a 0-61mph acceleration of 6 seconds in pure electric and 4 seconds in hybrid.

All electric and hybrid modes are driver-selectable and the drier can also choose to totally run down the batteries in anticipation of plugging in at the destination or allow the engine to keep them charged, as needed.

And so ...

The car takes about 4 hours to get 85% charge from zero and five hours to full. It's expected to sell for $141,000 as an exclusive from this high-end Belgian maker.

Photo credits: Imperia

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