Gordon Murray Design and Zytek are teaming up to come up with the T.27 three-seater electric city car that is expected to become the world’s most efficient electric vehicle. Although nothing much has been released about the T.27, the developers are claiming that this new electric vehicle can reduce total emissions output by about 27% when compared to other electric vehicles.
It was revealed that the above mentioned targets cannot be achieved if a conventional stamped steel construction design, or a drivetrain using existing gearboxes, motors or batteries is implemented. Instead a new approach is proposed by “accepting no compromise in safety, performance, range, space, weight, rolling resistance and ride quality”.
Using the iStream manufacturing process that centres on a separate body chassis assembly process, the T.27 will feature a lightweight custom drivetrain from Zytek. Apparently the T.27 will be smaller than a Smart but will feature a larger interior space.
The T.27 could feature a drivetrain that can output 70kW and a healthy 300Nm of torque. The entire T.27 project costs £9 million where £4.5 million is injected from the government-backed Technology Strategy Board. The consortium plans to produce four prototype models for testing by February 2011. Pictured above is the T.25 prototype.