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Evisoll Thorr news - Electric light - April 2008
Until the Tesla arrives, the number of
electric cars you might actually want to drive remains at about, erm,
zero. Th!nk city car? No thanks. G-Wiz? Pass the bargepole.
But the Evisol Thorr could, in theory at
least, change all that. Beyond the excellent Viking-style name and
even-more-excellent lurid orange paintjob, it’s a fairly simple formula: a
Siemens-sourced electric motor and set of lithium-polymer batteries wedged into
a Lotus Seven chassis.
Sounds effective, though: the Dutch-built
Thorr has a continuous output of 91bhp, but can deliver up to 272bhp and 332lb
ft of torque for short periods… and all from zero revs. In a car weighing
just 755kg, that should be good for a 0-60mph time around three seconds. Good.
There is, however, one little problem.
Have a look at - or rather take a listen to - Evisol’s promotional video, and
see if you can spot what it is:
quiet, eh? How long until someone produces a rev-sensitive V8 soundtrack to be
piped out through the stereo?