Artega Automobil GmbH & Co. KG has introduced Artega SE (Sport Electric) Concept, an electric version of its mid-engine sports car, the Artega GT. The car is expected to be introduced in the late summer of 2011, prior to the IAA in Frankfurt. If the reaction is as positive as expected, a concerted effort will be made immediately to prepare the car for mass production. It could be on the market by April 2012.
The Artega SE is powered by two electric motors on the rear axle with a total output of 280 kW (380 hp). The two engines operate independently, with each driving one of the rear wheels. The Artega SE accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds (4.8 seconds with a combustion engine). According to the New European Driving Cycle standard, the Artega SE has a range of 300 kilometers.
The maximum velocity is well over 250 km/h. The entire drive train weight just 150 kilograms. The degree of efficiency is extremely high, namely more than 90%.
The Artega SE electricity is sustained by twelve battery modules are located in the rear of the vehicle and four in the front. All of the batteries are water-cooled and produce a total of 37 kilowatt/hours and a nominal voltage of 350 V. The total weight of the battery system is 310 kg.
The Artega SE is will be offered at the attractive price of 150,000 euros.