Gordon Murray, known for his car designers and engineers including the McLaren F1, has unveiled a new electric minicar called the T-27.
The new model is claimed to be world's most efficient EV. Murray has worked with Zytek Automotive to bring the new T-27 to market. It relies on a lightweight and fully integrated electric motor, control system, and battery offering improved efficiency.
The T-27 model has a 25 kW electric motor and a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery set. The minicar measures 98 inches in length, 51 inches in width and 63 inches in height. It weighs 1,500 pounds with the battery and has a 70-inch wheelbase. The car is claimed to run for 100 miles on a single charge.
"The Technology Strategy Board have been incredibly supportive of the T. 27 programme and together we are working to keep this in the United Kingdom. It is a great opportunity to work with Zytek Automotive and our other partners on this very exciting programme. We always strive to lead the way in automotive design and our current goal is to maximise efficiency of electric vehicles," Murray said.
T-27 is expected to be released on November 5 at the RAC Future Car Challenge. The project to develop the model has received financial assistance from the British Government Technology Strategy Board.