Ruf All-Electric Sports Car "eRuf" Powered by UQM
Mittwoch, den 22. Oktober 2008 um 23:25 Uhr
UQM Technologies announced that the recently introduced eRuf all-electric sports car is being powered by a UQM PowerPhase 150 electric propulsion system.
The eRuf all-electric sports car is being developed by Ruf Automobile, an internationally known manufacturer of high performance automobiles and producer of the renowned CTR-series of sports cars.
The eRuf all-electric sports car, designated the eRuf Model A, accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in under seven seconds and has a top speed of 225 kilometers per hour. Estimated range per charge is 250 kilometers to 320 kilometers, depending on performance level, using a 50.72 kWh lithium-ion iron-phosphate pack from Axeon.
The battery pack consists of 96 160 Ah Axeon lithium-ion iron-phosphate cells, each weighing 5.6 kg (12.3 pounds). Total weight of the pack is 550 kg (1,213 lbs). The cells, with a nominal voltage of 3.3 V, have a lifecycle of 3,000 charging cycles.
“The UQM electric propulsion system in the eRuf Model A puts many conventional combustion engines to shame, producing a maximum 650 Nm of torque output which rips into the drive shaft so impressively during acceleration, that one is immediately reminded of the extremely powerful Ruf Rt 12,” said Alois Ruf Jr., owner and CEO of Ruf Automobile.
executes the exterior design and powertrain for the eRuf concept vehicle.