The Delta E-4 has been developed by the company from the ground up and should be good for a range of 200 miles on a single charge and yet can accelerate from zero to 60mph in less than five seconds.
The key to the E-4 Coupe’s performance and range is the integration of all these technologies into a single vehicle:
– The carbon composite chassis, designed by Delta and manufactured by KS Composites, weighs just 85kg – 2/3 less than a comparable steel structure despite being designed to pass EU crash tests.
– The high performance direct-drive electric motors were designed in partnership with Oxford University and spin-out Oxford YASA Motors and produce well over 600Nm of torque and over 120hp each while only weighing 23kg.
– The low, sporty seating position with the batteries mounted under the floor means that the car handles superbly but it also helps reduce aerodynamic drag.
The Delta E-4 Coupe will be taking part in the RAC Future Car Challenge on November 5, 2011, one day before the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, the world’s longest-running motoring event. The event showcases the very latest low energy vehicles in a 60-mile trial from Brighton to London, with the challenge of using the least amount energy over the route.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]