Gordon Murray unveils T.27
June 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Gordon Murray formally unveiled his T.27 city car at the RAC Club today. The T.27 – closely-based on his ICE T.25 but with a Zytek Automotive-supplied all-electric powertrain – is 2.5m long and 1.6m tall, weighs just 680 kg including battery, seats three, has a top speed of 65mph and a range of up to 100 miles. Power comes from a 25kW motor. Importantly, it has been fully crash-tested, meeting all EU standards for high-speed impacts, and it is intended to be cheap to produce and build, thanks to Murray’s patented iStream production process. Its lifecycle CO2 emissions are claimed to be over 40% less than those of a comparable conventional car, and its combined emissions using a typical UK energy mix are 43g/km. Murray says that he is talking to three manufacturers about licensing the car’s design and production process.