When it comes to gearboxes in battery-electric vehicles, the more may be the merrier. That's one theory, and Plug In Cars says that the standard, single-gear EV configuration may eventually go by the wayside as engineers figure out how to better use multi-gear configurations to improve performance and range. It's an argument we've heard time and time and time again, but the added weight and complexity of a transmission means it's not been a popular choice in real-world used.
The previous version of the Exagon Motors Furtive-eGT was a subtle – in color, not design – silver. At the Geneva Motor Show this week, Exagon took the wraps off a beautiful copper version of the carbon fiber and honeycomb body. We're not quite sure why the wrap was necessary, since the car was also shown off at the Paris Motor Show last fall, but that doesn't change the fact that it's an electric looker with a 53-kWh lithium-ion battery pack (not 57-kWh as was previously suggested).
"Just brilliant." That was the verdict rendered by Nürburgring maestro Sabine Schmitz on the Exagon Motors Furtive-eGT, the electric sports car introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. We don't know how she ended up in the car, but she had nothing bad to say about it, praising its low center of gravity, acceleration, grip, brakes and a ride that was like "floating on a cloud." She appears to be echoing the comments of French journalists who were given hot laps of Magny-Cours in the Furtive-
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