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Panoz announces an endurance electric racer

Added by admin 16/06/17

Ben Coxworth - June 15, 2017

Its official name is the Green4U Panoz Racing GT-EV.
Panoz, the American sports car manufacturer that's a key player in the Nissan-backed DeltaWing project, recently partnered with parent company Green4U Technologies to develop a new electric race car. Known as the GT-EV, plans call for it to have a range of 90 to 110 miles (145 to 177 km) per battery pack and a top speed of 175 to 180 mph (282 to 290 km/h), allowing it to compete in long-distance endurance races.

The idea is that instead of doing a whole race on one battery pack, the car will periodically make pit stops to have freshly-charged packs swapped in. It should reportedly be possible to do so in about the same amount of time that it takes to refill a conventional race car's gas tank.

It will have a lightweight carbon fiber chassis, an off-center enclosed cockpit, active aerodynamic features that reduce drag on straightaways, and all-wheel-drive. The latter will be thanks to two motors one powering the front wheels, and the other powering those in the rear. All four wheels will also feature regenerative braking, to help boost the car's range.

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                                                   Story and image courtesy: Panoz and NewAtlas


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