• Jan 14th 2010 at 2:02PM
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The Detroit Auto Show may have been the biggest thing with four wheels this week, but there are other, smaller events happening all over the place. At the Brussels Auto Show, for example, Citroën will debut the C-Zero. Over in England, at Autosport International 2010 in Birmingham, a new all-electric supercar called the Radical SRZero (SR0) was unveiled. Well, unveiled isn't exactly the right word since we saw pictures of the car in November. In any case, we're pretty sure that someone from Marvel Comics was consulted to come up with the name of the powertrain used in this vehicle.

It's called the Axial Flux motor technology, and is made by EVO Electric, uses two EVO AFM motors and can reportedly go 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and offer a top speed of 118 miles per hour. The SRZero will be put to the test later in 2010 when its driven 16,000 miles from Argentina to Alaska. Yes, that's the plan.

[Source: Radical Sportscars]


EVO Electric Technology Powers New Electric Supercar

EVO Electric, a leader in the design, development, production, and sales/licensing of electric drive solutions for the automotive sector, announced today that its advanced Axial Flux motor technology was selected to power the Radical SRZero, an electric supercar unveiled today at Autosport International 2010 in Birmingham, England.

The SRZero is powered by two EVO AFM motors, which offer unparalled perfor¬mance in terms of power, torque, weight, size, efficiency, reliability and durability. Radical Sportscars, the Peterborough-based sportscar manufacturer, worked with Imperial College London's Racing Green Endurance team to develop this all-electric supercar, and the results are stunning. The Radical SRZero has a top speed of 190 km/h with capability to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds. The supercar will be demonstrated in a number of events, culminating with a 26,000km (16,000 mile) endurance trip from Argentina to Alaska later this year. The Radical SRZero aims to be the world's most focused, fun-to-drive electric vehicle.

EVO technology is also featured at the International Boat Show in London (8-17 of January). EVO was selected to supply motors for the "Fast Electric", an all-electric boat designed by Patterson Boatworks, a specialist builder of luxury and racing boats. The boat is available for purchase from Patterson and Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd.

"Motorsports and luxury boating are a great way of demonstrating the capabilities of EVO technology", commented David Latimer, CEO of EVO Electric. "Many technologies are first implemented in motorsports and other niches before migrating to the larger but more cost-sensitive mainstream vehicle market segments. We believe the same will happen with hybrid and electric vehicle technologies including EVO's advanced electric motors and generators, which are also being implemented in other near-term applications such as commercial and military vehicles."

For more information on Radical Sportscars: www.radicalsportscars.com

For more information on Patterson Boatworks: www.pattersonboatworks.co.uk

About EVO Electric

EVO Electric Limited (www.evo-electric.com) develops and manufactures advanced electric machines, drive systems and other integrated products for a wide range of transportation and mobile power applications. Our core competence is the development, design and integration of high torque electric motors and generators based on Axial Flux technology, an ultra efficient, low weight alternative to conventional radial flux machines. Axial Flux motors and generators are particularly relevant to hybrid and electric vehicle applications, enabling automotive OEMs and systems integrators to cut the cost, weight, size, complexity and power requirements of electric powertrains.

EVO is backed by Imperial Innovations plc (AIM: IVO) which creates, builds and invests in pioneering technologies. Imperial Innovations supports scientist-entrepreneurs in the commercialisation of their ideas and has exclusive access to scientific and technological developments coming out of Imperial College London, one of the world's leading research institutions

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Not the only hot racing EV at the Autosport Show this week...

      • 5 Years Ago
      Axial flux was the tech inside the still-to-be-seen Detroit Electric range (nothing to do with Detroit). Evo may either be another company they're buying the tech from or a name they're using to resell their tech. Go back to March last year to refresh your memory.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Faye, just to clarify, EVO have developed their own motors from scratch, nothing to do with Detroit.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hi, "Axial Flux" refers to the direction of the magnetic field in the electric machines. In conventional machines a radial magnetic flux is produced. In the newer axial machines this distribution is axial. Radial flux machines have a cylinder shape, while axial have a disc-type shape. This in general allows a better mechanical integration. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why does it have a Shell logo on it?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Of course it is new, this is an Oil company sponsoring a BEV, it is very fishy.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Racecars often have sponsorships to help pay the bills.

        Shell is a sponsor of the Radical European Masters, so they get their logo on the cars. SOP, nothing new.


        • 5 Years Ago
        Nicholas cannot explain why there is a Shell decal on the Radical, even after I've explained that Shell is a sponsor of Radical's one-make series.

        He would rather believe that Shell has some "deceitful" intention.

        The Shell decal is not on the Radical EV. There is no deceit on Shell's part, IMHO.
        • 5 Years Ago

        Pay attention. Shell isn't sponsoring "a BEV", they're sponsoring an entire one-make racing series. They provide the fuel, and they provide the lubricants, for the racecars that Radical sells.

        That Shell sponsor decal is on a racecar, a racecar that is on display in Radical's booth, at a car show for people who are interested in racecars.

        Give the conspiracy theories a rest, they make your brain mushy. Here's a pic of the SRZero, without a Shell logo. Happy? Go back to picture-books, and leave the reading comprehension to the adults.


        (sorry, was that too harsh?)

        • 5 Years Ago
        "..just evidence of deceitful promotion by Shell."

        OK, I'll bite. What's your evidence? What "deceitful promotion" are you accusing Shell of?

        • 5 Years Ago
        Harsh? that comical rant? Not quite pal. Besides there is no conspiracy theory, just evidence of deceitful promotion by Shell.
      • 5 Years Ago
      0-60 in 3.5 seconds? okay, 'wow'.

      All I'm concerned about is how many miles a charge will take me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It won't cost that much more if they fit a 10 to 20 h.p gasoline electric generator on that car and a smaller battery.

      I hope someday that someone fit a gasoline generator to a battery car like the volt but smaller. I think that battery only is not attractive. Anyway, if they do a nice 16 000 miles ride, then congratulation.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Radical sportscar is a serious track-day toy, with a Nurburgring (record-setting!) pedigree. This will find a home in some very well-funded garages.

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