The popularity of electric vehicles is picking up steam in America. With the success of Tesla Motors, more and more electric automotive companies are starting to pop up and are creating fantastic cars. The latest, and one of the greatest, is the new Renovo Coupe.
Unveiled in Pebble Beach, California, over the weekend and detailed in an Aug. 15 press release, this is America’s first all-electric supercar. The power plant behind the Coupe’s electric drive is not a flux capacitor, but seems close. Twin sequential axial flux motors provides the car with 500 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque.
Most electric cars are expected to have a heavy weight, but Renovo succeeded in rolling out a light electric supercar. Built on a genuine, factory modified Shelby American CSX9000 rolling chassis, the Coupe weighs only 3,250 lbs. Thanks to this light weight, the Renovo Coupe can accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3.4 seconds.
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As far as charging goes, there is a fast-charge system set in place that allows for the driver to top off the battery in just 30 minutes. A full charge will allow for a 5 hour level 2 charge (level 2 charging = 240 volt AC charging).
Renovo will start limited production of the Coupe at the Silicon Valley factory in 2015. The Coupe will also make an appearance at the next goldRush Rally to benefit the Taylor Lynn Foundation.
(Source: Renovo Motors)