Electric Vehicle - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell

The SLS AMG E-Cell was shown on other pictures earlier and many will remember this electric vehicle, if only for the colour of this car. The article referenced here mentions the battery manufacturer for this beauty will be SK Innovations, but I also learned it will come with four motors.

In a similar fashion like the Audi R8 E-Tron, it will have one motor for each wheel, providing direct drive power right where it is needed. Nice job, this direct drive thing is popping up in more vehicles now.

 

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell gets its lithium-ion power from SK Innovations
http://green.autoblog.com/2011/02/10/mercedes-benz-sls-amg-e-cell-gets-its-lithium-ion-power-from-sk/

Aside from its eye-catching paint, the SLS AMG E-Cell’s 525 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque, provided by four synchronous electric motors, made it stand out among the show’s battery-powered crowd. MB’s SLS AMG E-Cell can reportedly sprint from 0-60 miles per hour in a scant 3.7 seconds, and now we know what’s sending all that power to the motors.

(via Instapaper)

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