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Last fall, Porsche high performance tuning specialist Ruf announced that it had built a prototype electric sports car called the eRuf which was essentially a lithium ion battery-powered 911. That was just the beginning of the story as the company has brought the Greenster here to Geneva. The Greenster is a targa top 911 in the old style with a chopped speedster type windshield. In the back sits a 270 kW Siemens electric motor with 695 lb-ft of torque. The battery pack system has been improved and is now 30 percent smaller in volume, restoring the front trunk space that was lost on the original. The battery pack now has greater power capacity allowing it to release and absorb power faster, enabling more regenerative braking capacity. The battery can apparently be charged in only one hour from a 400V outlet. The next iteration will switch to a twin motor setup and the company is planning a small series production run in 2010.



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      • 2 Months Ago
      So, Alois Ruf - not only a Porsche tuner but also owner of several hydroelectric power plants - has finally found a link between his two companies.

      Nice.
      • 2 Months Ago
      I'd be much more excited if they could retro-fit my 996 with these goodies for a fair price.
      • 2 Months Ago
      I wonder if it comes with the RUF lifetime warranty.
      harlanx6
      • 2 Months Ago
      The people that can afford high end cars like this won't hesitate to buy these cool sports cars with $30K battery packs. With 695 lbs/ft torque it should get scratch from 0-60.