New Concept Car Emerald t-001

November 22, 2012 at 09:04

For the first time in our web-page we are going to present a really interesting model. Its name is Emerald t-001, the first British company Emerald Automotive project and real vehicle-development, created with the participation of well-known engineering company Ricardo. The original body of the car, is made fully from aluminum, but the platform was borrowed from Ford Transit minivan.

Emerald t-001 Pic

Emerald t-001 Pic

Moreover at the core of this vehicle you can see Ford diesel engine, with the capacity of 1.4 liters. However, here this diesel engine is not installed to give drive to the wheels, but it merely acts as a “magnifier of the range.”

Emerald T001 Photo

Emerald T001 Photo

The fact is that the Emerald t-001 is a diesel-electric hybrid, executed by a parallel scheme. This means that the car is moving all the time on a 75 kW electric motor, which is powered by lithium-ion batteries. And if their charge comes to the end, the diesel generator turns on, recharging the battery on the go. The creators promise that one battery charge is enough for 106 kilometers and with the work of diesel generator power reserve are enough for over 650 km. Thus, according to the company, the average consumption of diesel fuel for the first 200 km of track is only 2 l/100 km and the battery charging from the mains lasts only three to four hours.

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