SunVault Energy and the Edison Power Company announced they’re incorporating a new company called the Edison Motor Cars Corporation which will focus on creating a hydrogen-powered electric supercar running on a graphene-based fuel cells.
According to the press release, the car will be ready in 2016.
“The fuel cell will be powered by an on demand Hydrogen generation unit built into the car and will only require water” commented Dr. Robert Murray-Smith, Director of Sunvault Energy. “With our Energy Storage Device, reliability and peace of mind are wrapped in one design” added Gary Monaghan, CEO of Sunvault Energy.
Edison Power and SunVault Energy have agreed to build an electric supercar to showcase the graphene energy storage system. The car will be named the “Edison Electron One”. The companies will be collaborating with MK Technologies Ltd. in the design and creation of the Edison Electron One.
The car’s speed and economy will come from a uniquely designed power system of an electric drive unit for each wheel, this will give the Edison Electron One unequalled traction control of close to 1000 foot pounds of torque (1355 Newton meters), which is almost double the 560 foot pounds of a Ferrari 488 GTB, and a third more than that of the Model S P85D which is rated at 713 foot pounds and slightly more than the Porsche 918 Spyder which is at 980 foot pounds (1328 Newton meter). The car is expected to be ready by the first quarter of 2016 and is expected to do zero to sixty in 2.0 to 2.2 seconds and be rechargeable in 5 minutes, subject to power availability at charging stations.
The Company believes a whole industry will be created specifically for the charging of electric vehicles and that its storage system can facilitate this new industry. As far as distance, the “Edison Electron One” will perform to the same level of other competitive electric cars with the exception of being able to get much more of a charge in 5 minutes. The most important safety feature is that there will be no risk of fire or explosion associated to Lithium Ion batteries.
Edison Motor Cars will be making these Electric Supercar automobiles available to customers on a special order basis only. The Company will be gathering pre-order information to prioritize shipments to those interested auto enthusiasts.
The Graphene Energy Storage System will be showcased at the The Battery Show 2015 in Detroit.