• Jan 24th 2012 at 9:58AM
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We have good news for you if you're missing the Tesla Roadster already. German manufacturer PG has unveiled the company's new Elektrus, a Lotus-based sports EV with some very wild styling. While the company has made a name for itself producing carbon-fiber electric bicycles, the Elektrus is its first crack at the automotive market. The Randall Boggs-inspired coupe uses a Lotus Elise chassis with bodywork comprised of carbon fiber and composite, though the company is keeping powertrain details to itself for the time being. We do know the vehicle's battery pack will afford Elektrus buyers a claimed range of around 215 miles and the whole package is said to weigh under 2,000 pounds.

The company also says the cells can be topped off in around eight hours from of a standard household outlet. With around 270 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the Elektrus should be very quick on its feet. PG claims the vehicle can dash to 62 mph in under three seconds on its way to a top speed of 155 mph. Look for the vehicle to land with a gasp-inducing price tag of $367,700 at current conversion rates (including VAT) when it hits the market in Germany. Hit the jump for the press release.
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PG Proudly Presents: the PG Elektrus - Made By Michael Frohlich

REGENSBURG, Germany - 20 January, 2012: Fast, wild and extravagant: on January 17, 2012, PG and Düsseldorf-based automobile designer Michael Fröhlich presented the PG Elektrus in Berlin – an exclusive urbane e-Roadster with a powerful uniqueness factor.

PG has become synonymous for the synthesis of sophisticated design and reliable and sustainable cutting-edge technology. This recipe for success, transferred to the 'premium-segment urbane sports car' project, has now found its crowning glory in the PG Elektrus. Here, classic sports car design meets lifestyle and pioneering electric propulsion technology. The result is a futuristic-looking purebred Roadster with above-average driving performance, an entirely new sensation of urban movement and the pure and unadulterated joy of driving a sports car! A swift-asan- arrow "city racer" par excellence designed to make even the most discriminating heart skip a beat.

This project embodies 30 years of condensed practical and theoretical experience: together with his team, automotive designer and visionary Michael Fröhlich will commence production of the e- Roadster based on sports car models by British racing car company Lotus in his small but sophisticated car manufactory in Düsseldorf starting in 2012. Needless to say, the PG Elektrus will be a more than worthy successor to his legendary "Phoenix Cobra".

Distinctive and charismatic are the terms the PG Elektrus brings to mind: with its wide and distinct face and its rear featuring large crossed stop lights it really sticks out from the crowd of cookiecutter cars. The use of glass-fiber reinforced plastics makes the vehicle a real lightweight, which, thanks to its simple and straightforward design, is virtually free from potential failure sources and hence extremely low-maintenance. Depending on individual driving styles, the batteries' range is up to 350 kilometers, with the special advantage that battery recharging is possible not only at the charging stations but is additionally supported by the special solar power panel mounted to the vehicle's rear which permanently collects solar energy. Drivers who favor a sporty and active driving style have a choice of switching back and forth between automatic transmission and stick shift while driving and get to pick between a full-bodied V8 sound and a racy Formula-One sound thanks to the vehicle's outstanding sound system. The e-Roadster passes the 100 kilometers-per-hour speed mark in under three (3) seconds and achieves top speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour. Body, interior equipment and drive form a special, harmonious whole which is the vehicle's unique BMS (Battery-Managing-System) and hence the "core element" of the PG Elektrus – apart from being the state of the art!

Anything is possible: thanks to its modular design, the PG Elektrus can be customized without limitations and designed to meet every customer's individual needs and requirements. Be unique! To maintain a desirable close cooperation and direct communication, distribution is limited exclusively to PG. The PG Elektrus marks a milestone in contemporary sports car design. Uniqueness, speed and a love for detail are the inspiration behind an unforgettable driving experience. Come and enjoy the essence of experience! A sporty and urbane luxury e-Car designed to make dreams come true.

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      Steven Johnson
      • 3 Years Ago
      And you guys thought the Mazda3 had a $hit eating grin....
      • 3 Years Ago
      As a Lotus Elise owner I can confidently say: DO NOT WANT.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like a dirty, cheap, homemade body kit. The specs sound good, but man is that horrifyingly ugly.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      In the press release it mentions drivers being able to pick between a synthesized auto trans and a fake manual, with the sounds of real engines coming from the speakers: Big V8 and an F1. So you can pretend to drive a supercar while you drive a supercar. Yo dawg, I heard you like driving...
      • 3 Years Ago
      If I wanted uglier than the original, overpriced, German Lotus Elise I would've go with Melkus RS2000. Ten times the fun for 1/3 of the price.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice power:weight, hideously-styled and retarded expensive. I'd much prefer a used Tesla and the extra $300k+ in my bank account.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lotus might as well jump onto the ev bandwagon, they seem to be the supplier of choice for light weight bodies.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like a 12 year-old designed his dream Maserati. Pure s&%t.
      Ghetto Cat
      • 3 Years Ago
      They're going to 'rock down to electric avenue'. Gas or electric? Who cares, you still have to buy electricity.
      • 3 Years Ago
      i can has teeth? sheesh.
      • 3 Years Ago
      An electric car does not even need all that ugly grill for air intake, what a waste.
      • 3 Years Ago
      British car? Electric? Why is it that "Lucas-The Prince of Darkness" comes to mind for this old 1960's owner of a TR 3A?
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