Don’t look now, but before you know it, electric cars might not be exclusively seen on public roads in the future.

Green GT, a Swiss-based automaker is in the process of developing an FIA-spec electric race car that, if all things come together, could drive its way into Le Mans sooner rather than later. Built with a carbon chassis and a fiberglass body shell, the Green GT has the look of a modern-day racer with an unusual performance twist. Instead of the standard petrol engine, the Green GT – if you haven’t figured it out by now – will be powered by two-phase synchronous motors each with 201 hp of power, producing a total output of 402 hp.

Just to prove that Green GT is dead serious about its intention in revolutionizing auto racing, the company recently held a presentation of the car under a Le Mans prototype with a Sprint body at the Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne with no less than FIA president Jean Todt to determine the performance and validity of the concept electric racer in a competitive setting.

Despite their demonstration, Green GT is still undergoing more testing and development. The plan now is to take advantage of the cold winter season to put the car under a series of cold-weather tests to further establish its performance and endurance capabilities.

We don’t know what the future’s going to hold for this car, but in a world where technology and innovation are moving at rapid speeds, don’t be surprised if this car becomes more than just a concept in the near future.


Source: Green GT (Translated)

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  (334) posted on 06.1.2011

This is definitely a waste of time and effort, in short a pointless production. I have to admit that I admired the sportiness and aggressiveness of this car. However, knowing the engine technology that was used in here, I would courageously say that this not a reliable car!

  (377) posted on 05.31.2011

I really appreciate those car manufacturers who actually giving their best shot to produce green cars. However, we all know that it would be on a high cost but certainly, it’s environmental friendly. That’s why everybody is supporting this campaign.

  (579) posted on 05.31.2011

How long it will take to complete this project? I am actually waiting for the response of different car manufacturers that will participate to create an electric car concept.

  (473) posted on 03.16.2011

I’m definitely intrigued with the idea of an electric race car. It’s really like looking into a lot of contrasts since you need to have a lot of power in order to make a car go faster.

  (553) posted on 02.13.2011

- Why don’t you try to go in car show and see old design from the Chevy!haha. I can’t wait to see that future wherein electric cars are around! Am I still alive at that time?hehe

  (273) posted on 02.13.2011

Before, after hearing about the “Electric Car”. I have a doubt about this concept. I really don’t think that this one could be possible. But with farther research and study. I could say now, that this one really exist!

  (402) posted on 02.9.2011

I just want to rectify a very important thing, this project was made by a team work composed by Baptiste Viry, Julien Sarreméjean and me for the design and Mathieu Bouis and Romuald Lemoine for the 3D modeling.

  (512) posted on 12.22.2010

The technology may not be there yet, but it’s still a good start; diesel and gasoline have the advantage of having been the industry standard for a century.

  (406) posted on 12.22.2010

The new carmaker have come up with a solar power based tire warmer called the Sunny Green Box just a couple of months ago which will be utilized in car racing and are presently working to produce the most potent and forward-looking electric race car ever produced, named the GreenGT.

  (216) posted on 12.21.2010

same here. well our technoly is really changing and the automobiles is also affected with the trends.

  (765) posted on 12.21.2010

it looks more a toy too me... but this is a great design for a futuristic super car. maybe racing is already preparing for the real life speedracer.

  (702) posted on 12.20.2010

Do you really think they would even announce it as a 24-hour Le Mans racer if it was that incompetent as u say? I don’t think ur math is correct... they’re probbably more efficient than u think smiley

  (613) posted on 12.19.2010

if that’s the case i guess we have to wait for it.. it looks kinda cute for me... way perfect than motor bikes.

  (780) posted on 12.19.2010

I doubt that most, or more likely any, of these are going to be produced.I see them as being part of Lotus’s design consultancy work, a showcase for their abilities to manufacturers who are thinking of producing models on these lines.

  (101) posted on 12.17.2010

On cold season this car will mostly not start. I’ve heard stories of car dealers, that told the customers that their cars are not made to start under 0 Celsius. lool And that they were made for the North Africa conditions smiley

After some failed tests, they will approach the same "texts"

  (46) posted on 12.17.2010

Nice 3D, maybe some real car experience? I cannot wait the day when the F1 championship will be using green cars smiley

  (544) posted on 12.17.2010

they are not the only one who focuses on clean car. Porsche, Ferrari and other japanese auto company is also aiming for that.

  (347) posted on 12.17.2010

This is really amazing! It is great to have such companies that produces cars which is an environmental friendly energy one. The engines will be much quiet and less noise pollution and fuel emissions will also decrease. I wish all the best to the designers who created this great car.

  (340) posted on 12.16.2010

One of the latest and most radically eco-friendly auto companies to have emerged from Switzerland is GreenGT. The new carmaker have come up with a solar power based tire warmer called the Sunny Green Box just a couple of months ago which will be utilized in car racing and are presently working to produce the most potent and forward-looking electric race car ever produced, named the GreenGT.

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