2010 Lotus City Car Concept
The Lotus City Car Concept will be manufactured in cooperation with Lotus parent company Proton and an undisclosed third party. And it has been confirmed and will be launched in October 2013.
2010 Lotus City Car will be built in three versions: one for the Asian market, one for Europe and a sportier one. The Lotus flavored Concept City Car is based on one of the three Giugiaro-penned Proton EMAS design studies, which were first shown in Geneva earlier this year.
Design in-house by Italdesign Giugiaro, powered by the EV concept model features a 45 kW (75kW peak power) electric motor that can be recharged by a 1.2 liter 3-cylinder engine. The hybrid plug-in drive system was developed entirely by Lotus.
The City Car concept is said to complete the 0 – 50 km/h sprint in 4.5 seconds and the 0 – 100 km/h [62 mph] in 9 seconds, when operating as an EV under battery power. The top speed is pegged at 170 km/h, [105mph] with a charge sustaining top speed of 120 km/h [63 mph].
The pure electric drive range is 50 km or 31 miles, but can be extended to a total of 500 km or 311 miles when the petrol engine kicks. Lotus claims that the drivetrain returns CO2 emissions of 60 g/km.
SPESIFICATION DATA OF LOTUS CITY CAR CONCEPT
- Layout: 3-door, 4-seater, rear-wheel drive
- Drivetrain Series hybrid drivetrain
- Range extender engine 35 kW, 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder engine
- Engine fuel Flex-fuel (methanol, ethanol and petrol)
- Battery Capacity 14.8 kWh
- Power/Torque 162 kW peak (54 kW continuous)/240 Nm, 0-50 km/h
- 4.5 seconds, 0-100 km/h 9.0 seconds
- Top speed 170km/h
- Range 500 km
- EV range 60km
- CO2 emissions 60g/km on the ECE-R101 cycle
- Weight Less than 1400 kg
- Transmission Single-speed transmission
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