RUF Automobile to Develop EV Based on Porsche 911
RUF Automobile GmbH announced its plans to develop three electric-powered sports cars based on the Porsche 911. The company noted that the vehicles are being manufactured for running field tests of EVs in real life situations.
The vehicle that will be manufactured in cooperation with Siemens AG will be presented in the first half of 2011. The project is also supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, the company said.
All the three vehicles will be fitted with an on-board data logging systems. The vehicles that RUF intends to develop are the single motor concept vehicle, twin motor concept vehicle with 2-speed gearbox and twin motor concept vehicle with torque vectoring.
The single motor concept vehicle will feature an 180kw electric motor and inverter from Siemens AG. The company will make use of Porsche production gearbox used for speed reduction. The vehicle will make use of Lithium-ion batteries with an energy capacity of 29 kWh.
Twin motor concept vehicle with 2-speed gearbox will be equipped with two transversely mounted Siemens synchronous electric motors with double inverters along with automatic 2 speed gearbox. The vehicle will use the liquid cooled and heated lithium ion battery with an energy capacity of 36,6 kWh.
The Twin Motor concept vehicle with torque vectoring comes equipped with two transversely mounted Siemens synchronous electric motors with double inverters. This vehicle will feature two separate angular bevel gearboxes for independent rear wheel drive and will make use of liquid cooled and heated lithium ion battery with an energy capacity of 36,6 kWh.