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Protoscar Lampo Concept

A new electric vehicle made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The Protoscar Lampo, a concept car powered by two BRUSA electric motors (one rear and one front), optimized for maximizing acceleration and regenerative braking respectively.

Protoscar Lampo Concept

Both engines deliver a total output of 268 HP and a torque of over 325 lb-ft (440 Nm). The lightweight Lithium-Ion battery pack with a capacity of 32 kWh allows for a range of over 124 miles (200 km).

The Lampo uses the most common energy in the world: the sun. It is a zero-emission vehicle that offer the same performance as a traditional sports car.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Power

Protoscar SA will unveil LAMPO - a full size sport cabriolet - at the next Geneva otor Show on March 2nd, 2009 (stand 5141 in the e-mobile area). LAMPO is powered by two BRUSA electric motors (one rear and one front), optimized for maximizing acceleration and regenerative braking respectively. They deliver a total output of 268 HP and a torque of over 440 Nm. The lightweight Lithium-Ion battery pack with a capacity of 32 kWh allows for a range of over 200 km. LAMPO shows that also a zero-emission electric vehicle can offer the same performance as a traditional sporty car.

Protoscar Lampo Concept

Energy

The primary energy source used for charging the LAMPO has been in existence for more than 4.5 billion years and has demonstrated to be rather reliable: it’s the sun. The exploitation of solar energy for LAMPO is possible thanks to a 16 kWp photovoltaic plant located in Seggiano, Tuscany.

Protoscar Lampo Concept

Efficiency

Never before a premium driving pleasure like the one of the LAMPO has been achieved at such an optimal level of overall “Well-to-Wheel” energy efficiency - and zero emissions. However, even if the LAMPO was “filled up” with today’s particularly clean Swiss electricity mix, the WtW CO2 emissions of this vehicle would only account for about 7 g/km! Considering the EU electricity mix projection scenario for 2020, elaborated by Eurelectric, the WtW CO2 emission would still be limited to about 40 g/km.

Protoscar Lampo Concept

Innovation

Through the showcar LAMPO, Protoscar and its partners aim to demonstrate new technologies which include absolute innovations such as „intelligent charging“ or interactive GPS-based „range estimator“ – and discuss potential applications together with car manufacturers, in order to implement these solutions into their plans for future CleanCars.

Protoscar Lampo Concept


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