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Ginetta G50 EV

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by malcolm, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

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    #1 malcolm, Dec 27, 2008
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    A UK low volume sports car maker turns their hand to EVs using the Zytek drivetrain:

    Ginetta - Ginetta G50 EV

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  2. WarpedOne

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    Is this any more real than Lightning GT?
    250 mile range, hmm... press releases are cheap.

    I'd say for current state of technology, Tesla shows where the limits are. Anyone claming to have better range should show some official EPA numbers before we can take them seriously.
     
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    #3 domenick, Dec 27, 2008
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    Here's the link to the ABG post on the G50 EV.

    The thing about it is that they haven't issued a press release but regardless of that, I would say it is at least as real as the Lightning GT if only because Ginetta Cars already builds and sells cars. Low volumes perhaps, but production nonetheless.

    As to the 250 mile range, I suspect that's overly optimistic but I haven't been able to find out anything about their battery chemistry or size. I do know Zytek used RaceTech Harnessing for some of the work.

    It does look pretty sweet though, no?

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    Does anyone know, or care to hazard a guess as to what the selling price will be for this car? Just curious about whether it will be competitive with the Roadster in Europe.
     
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    My hazardous price guess is $72,500. It is scheduled to go on sale in 2010. Real world driving range is said to be (by the man who's put over 2,000 miles on it) 200 miles.
     
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    Report: Ginetta G50 EV stalled due to lack of funds - Autoblog Green

    Yeah, we're going to create loads of green jobs...
     

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