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AEDC electric prototype has range of 150 miles, expected to achieve 170 mph

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Quimera Responsible Racing and Evelio Electric Supercars have created an all-electric drift car that's said to be capable of 150 miles per charge and is expected to have a top speed of 170 mph
Quimera Responsible Racing and Evelio Electric Supercars have created an all-electric drift car that's said to be capable of 150 miles per charge and is expected to have a top speed of 170 mph
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The All Electric Drift Car opens its doors for public scrutiny
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The All Electric Drift Car opens its doors for public scrutiny
The AEDC is the result of a design partnership between Spain's Quimera Responsible Racing and the UK's Evelio Electric Supercars
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The AEDC is the result of a design partnership between Spain's Quimera Responsible Racing and the UK's Evelio Electric Supercars
No way around it, the AEDC is one good looking vehicle
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No way around it, the AEDC is one good looking vehicle
Built for competition, not for driving comfort - a look inside the AEDC electric supercar
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Built for competition, not for driving comfort - a look inside the AEDC electric supercar
The AEDC is the result of a design partnership between Spain's Quimera Responsible Racing and the UK's Evelio Electric Supercars
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The AEDC is the result of a design partnership between Spain's Quimera Responsible Racing and the UK's Evelio Electric Supercars
The super-charged Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries can be charged to full capacity in just an hour, or 80 percent in 20 minutes via a 30 amp socket
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The super-charged Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries can be charged to full capacity in just an hour, or 80 percent in 20 minutes via a 30 amp socket
The AEDC has a tubular steel chassis and fiberglass body and sports a sleek silver white metallic pearl paint job
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The AEDC has a tubular steel chassis and fiberglass body and sports a sleek silver white metallic pearl paint job
Quimera Responsible Racing and Evelio Electric Supercars have created an all-electric drift car that's said to be capable of 150 miles per charge and is expected to have a top speed of 170 mph
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Quimera Responsible Racing and Evelio Electric Supercars have created an all-electric drift car that's said to be capable of 150 miles per charge and is expected to have a top speed of 170 mph
The AEDC has been designed to compete in drift races, where cornering is undertaken with a controlled sideways slide
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The AEDC has been designed to compete in drift races, where cornering is undertaken with a controlled sideways slide
The AEDC currently has a 170kW electric powertrain delivering 220Nm of torque which takes it from 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds
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The AEDC currently has a 170kW electric powertrain delivering 220Nm of torque which takes it from 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds
The design of the K1 has been heavily influenced by the Slovakian K-1 Attack Roadster sports car
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The design of the K1 has been heavily influenced by the Slovakian K-1 Attack Roadster sports car
The AEDC is the result of a design partnership between Spain's Quimera Responsible Racing and the UK's Evelio Electric Supercars
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The AEDC is the result of a design partnership between Spain's Quimera Responsible Racing and the UK's Evelio Electric Supercars
Designers are looking towards ramping up its current top speed capabilities right up to the 170 mph mark in the future
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Designers are looking towards ramping up its current top speed capabilities right up to the 170 mph mark in the future
The AEDC has been designed to compete in drift races, where cornering is undertaken with a controlled sideways slide
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The AEDC has been designed to compete in drift races, where cornering is undertaken with a controlled sideways slide
No way around it, the AEDC is one good looking vehicle
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No way around it, the AEDC is one good looking vehicle
The AEDC is capable of going from 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds
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The AEDC is capable of going from 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds
The design of the K1 has been heavily influenced by the Slovakian K-1 Attack Roadster sports car
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The design of the K1 has been heavily influenced by the Slovakian K-1 Attack Roadster sports car
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Spain's green racing pioneers Quimera Responsible Racing and the UK's Alex Letteriello and his small team at Evelio Electric Supercars have joined forces to develop an all-electric supercar designed to race in drifting competitions, where cornering is undertaken with a thrilling sideways slide. The quite simply stunning AEDC (All Electric Drift Car), or K1 Evelio to use its given name, is capable of quietly speeding from zero to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in just 3.2 seconds, has an average range of 150 miles (241.4 km) per charge and is expected to reach speeds of 170 mph (273.5 km/h).

It's the stuff of just about every Hollywood blockbuster car chase and a popular sport in its own right, and now the jaw-dropping oversteering technique known as drifting is about to get a whole lot cleaner thanks to the development of a 100 percent electric Drift Car. As with electric drag racing, the powerful torque of the car's electric drive is perhaps a more important factor to drift competitions than range and may even help deliver the kind of howling tire action demanded by fans of the sport.

Designers are looking towards ramping up its current top speed capabilities right up to the 170 mph mark in the future
Designers are looking towards ramping up its current top speed capabilities right up to the 170 mph mark in the future

As you may have already spotted, the design of the K1 has been heavily influenced by the Slovakian K-1 Attack Roadster sports car, but with a 170kW electric powertrain (which can be scaled up to 250kW) developing 220Nm of torque instead of a roaring V6 engine. It's currently limited to a top speed of 95 mph (153 km/h), which is rather sluggish when compared to the Tesla Roadster, for instance, but its designers are looking towards ramping that up to the 170 mph mark in the future.

The super-charged Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are said to have been specifically chosen for speed of recharge, and superior thermal and chemical stability. They can be charged to full capacity in just an hour, or 80 percent in 20 minutes via a 30 amp socket.

The AEDC is capable of going from 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds
The AEDC is capable of going from 0 to 60 in just 3.2 seconds

The vehicle has a tubular steel chassis and fiberglass body and sports a sleek silver white metallic pearl paint job at the moment, but Quimera is running a design competition that asks folks to come up with a suitably eye-catching race design to adorn the bodywork of the electric supercar.

Sources: Quimera, Evelio

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17 comments
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Mr Stiffy
Yeah fine...
So where are most people going to be able to buy it from? Where's the spare parts network? How much for new batteries? Where can I put a weeks for of shopping for 4 people? Where do we put the partner and the 2 kids? Where does the dog go?
It's not junk, but it's not terribly practical for anything other than a race track.
ikarus342000
STOP IT Another un practical electric car. As long as the batteries are so expensive, bulky, dangerous and have a low power tensity e-cars are unpractical nice looking or not.
Trux Tee
these UNPRACTICAL e-sportcars are just fine. think about it: the usually small companies couldn't afford to develop practical cars for a everyday market, they build niche-products for a boutique-market, but: they create media-presence, image, interest and demand for e-cars, and therefore are a significant force pushing the big-fish-companies to produce e-cars for everyone in their everydays life, and those cars will be practical. furthermore, those small companies put a lot of effort in developing their cars specs, to proove naysayers wrong. the big-fish-companies hardly do that, they are obviously good pals of the oil-industry..
pickypilot
Well, let's address those remarks concerning the impracticability of these cars. You just have different modes of transportation for different missions. Want to go to the grocery store? Take the Porsche Cayenne. Out for the night on the town with friends? Take the Lexus 600hL. Go to Home Depot? Take the Escalade ESV. Run out to Vail for a weekend of skiing? Jump in the Citation. So, what's the problem?
drgnfly004
now that California has passed its own version of cap and trade, and almost all electricity in that state is from coal fired plants, power costs are going to skyrocket. adding one electric car is the equivalent of an entire household of power use, California is already having brown, outs and rolling black outs. all of these factors are going to make it more expensive to run an electric car than a gas one, and even to clean air from an electric car is negated by the coal it takes to make the power in cal. if cap and trade is passed nation wide which it may well be, it will be very impractical to run these types of cars at all nation wide. its cool tech but i don't see them being used alot except by people that want to look like they are saving the environment and have the cash to pay for the power to run them.
Lew Lowther
Racing has always provided the R&D for the auto industry! Formula One cars aren't for everybody - in fact, they aren't for anybody! But without them we'd be without low drag bodies, (relatively) fuel efficient engines, suspension designs, tire compounds, and a host of other technology that's found its way to the family car. The development of safe, dependable transportation requires design and testing of their constituent technologies. Speed and range have been major limitations to e-vehicles, so where better to test improvements than on a track?
Burnerjack
While it is in it's present form impractical, I suspect the purpose is to bring a new 'sexyness' to the EV world. Jusl like all the other exotic and semi-exotic flagship models of conventional manufacturers. I suppose the point is to highlight the possible performance envelope available. Truth be told, an EV is made up of a vehicle superstructure (nothing really new here), batteries ( available to anyone who can afford them) a motor ( various types available, again, available to all) and a control system, typically a 3 phase VFD or DC drive. All off the shelf. Just like Solar, its not a question of availability or even performance. It's really a question of cost and affordability. As the saying goes, "There in lies the rub".
WhyEyeWine
It continues to be good to see all those involved in striving to build more and more applications for electric vehicles. It does not really matter at this point what the finished product looks like. These efforts are all just small steps toward a better tomorrow. All should applauded...especially by those on the sidelines that can only look on with envious contempt at being left out of the developmental process. Now, leave me alone so I can go back to work on my time machine.
Art Toegemann
1) replace the exhausted batteries with the other set of batteries that are already charged. Back on the road in 1 minute. 2) I still don't buy the large wheel rim. It's heavier and a less comfortable ride.
electric38
It would be a good thing to see many of these new electrics on the racing scene. Lets get this electric mega watt HP in action! Pocono has just completed a solar charged racetrack, will we see other racetracks getting into the solar charging scene to stay competitive? Italy is moving toward a massive construction of solar car charging canopies around the nation, will we see the same in the US?
Not likely, as long as the deep voiced macho truck gas guzzler commercials dominate the main sporting events.
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