The world’s most efficient electric car

The world’s most efficient electric car

11 Jul 2011

Gordon Murray Design has unveiled T.27 - an ultra compact electric city vehicle. 

The design and development programme of T.27 was made possible through a £4.5 million investment from the Technology Strategy Board. The running prototype has taken just 17 months to design and build, including development of a completely new electric powertrain by Zytek Automotive Ltd, one of the consortium partners.

T.27 specifically targets the urban city environment and aims to significantly reduce lifecycle impacts and enable low cost, efficient manufacture within the UK. The electric car sets new standards in weight, footprint, small car dynamics, safety and packaging and minimises the impact and costs of CO2 emissions, congestion and parking.

Unveiling the T.27 at the RAC Club in central London, Professor Gordon Murray, CEO of Gordon Murray Design said: “Lightweight is the most powerful tool we have in our armoury in the fight against emissions and fuel consumption.  This is true of all cars and especially so with electric vehicles. A lightweight car means a lightweight battery increasing the levels of safety and reducing the retail price dramatically.” 

Gordon Murray Design is currently talking to three possible manufacturers for T.27.  The car will make its public road debut at the RAC Future Car Challenge on 5th November 2011.

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Last updated on Monday 12 September 2011 at 12:09

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