World’s Most Efficient Electric Car, known as the T.27 is the product of a £9 million investment and will make its road debut at the RAC Future Car Challenge later this year. It is just 2.5 metres long and is powered by a 25kW electric motor, offering combined emissions of 43g/km across its entire life cycle. It’s shorter than a Smart Fortwo. Despite that, there’s room for three adults and with the rear seats folded there’s up to 720 litres of boot space.
Power comes from a 33bhp electric motor that’s good for a 0-62mph time of under 15 seconds. The low kerb weight allows for a small battery to be used which can be charged to full in around five hours. The range stands at 100 miles.
Murray, who made his name designing Formula One car for McLaren, said the vehicle makes use of his iStream manufacturing technology to create a revolutionary lightweight structure.
“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”.
The Future Car Challenge, which takes place on November 5th, requires electric and hybrid vehicles to use the least energy possible on a 60-mile route from Brighton to central London.