Very often, opponents electric rightly point out that this is not “environmentally friendly cars, they drive on the corner.” Well, about this Immortus not exactly say. This electric car generates its own energy by 7 square meters. meters of solar photovoltaic panels. You can charge the battery from the mains, if required, but in sunny weather it will allow you to drive at a speed of 60 km / h at unlimited distances.
Immortus based on racing technology, originally created by Aurora Solar Car team from Australia, which has been involved in a number of races in the solar car. Immortus design combines maximum insolation with extreme aerodynamics which includes closed wheel.
However, unlike the racing cars, it must be practical for use on roads. From 0 to 100 km / h the vehicle accelerates in less than seven seconds and a top speed of 150 km / h. Immortus has two seats and a small trunk for everyday needs. Its creators, the Australian company EVX Ventures says that it is controlled as a well-balanced sports car.
Where the Tesla Model S has a massive battery of 85 kWh, the system uses only the self-renewal Immortus lithium iron phosphate battery capacity of 10 kWh. The car runs on two DC motors mounted on stands, leading to the driven rear axles. Each of them has a peak power of 20 kW, ie a total capacity of just 40 kW (54 hp). This car weighs only 550 kg, which is the ratio of power to weight ratio makes it look like a Mazda MX-5, and the weight distribution has to offer sporty handling.
Immortus uses conventional road tires – instead it is fitted thin wheels with low friction coefficient, specially designed for solar racing. They do not look very attractive, he on the other hand, they are still not visible. With these tricks EVX calculated that the reserve of their small battery will make as much as 400 km at night or solar time. When the weather is sunny, you do not exceed the speed of 60 km / h, you can go almost indefinitely. If you accelerate to 85 km / h smell stroke limited 550 km.
“We’re not trying to be a Tesla», says Barry Nguyen, CEO and co-founder of EVX Ventures. «Tesla is a massive car manufacturer and we are a designer boutique electric vehicles and aftermarket products. In the United States and Australia, there are laws that allow use of individual cars built. In essence, this means that you can build a road car without a crash sit down and millions of dollars it would take. We are planning to sell their cars in small quantities. ”
Thus, the construction Immortus conceived as simple as possible for the assembly. Abandoning earlier concepts using carbon monocoque, the makers have used a wide frame with light units, printed the 3D-printer and carbon tubes.
EVX not expect to sell more than 100 copies Immortus. According to their estimates, the price will be around $ 370 000, and such costs can afford only the wealthy enthusiasts. However, the ideas developed in the project Immortus, may be applied to other aimed at wide consumer products. EVX plans to collect 1.5 million dollars to start production Immortus and this shows a smaller version of the car with the remote control at the SEMA show in Las Vegas at the end of this year.