The Toroidion 1MW concept vehicle’s first mandate was to be the first electric vehicle to win the Le Mans 24 hour race, which required the designers to factor power to weight ratio and battery capabilities. For the task of building the world’s most powerful electric vehicle, the company could not count on the safety and performance of existing drivetrains and electric motors, and therefore had to design its own technologies. The Toroidion Direct Drive Electric Motors generates torque at high speed and delivers it directly to each wheel without the use of gears or transmission. To enable the vehicle to compete in a 24-hour race Toroidion patented the Rapid Swap Battery allowing for a quick release of the battery pack. The Rapid Swap battery system is easy to use and requires no technical knowledge, making it ideal for personal use.
Carbon Battery – as the name says the batteries must provide 1 megawatt of power to the motors at acceleration and allows for rapid battery swap
Battery Capacity varies with choice between 36kWh and 156kWh
e Range 312mi /515km, which would require more than ten battery swaps during the 3,000mi Le Mans 24 hour race
Top Speed governed at 280mph / 450km/h
Acceleration 0 – 100km/h in 2.7 seconds
Acceleration 0 – 200km/h in 4.9 seconds
Front – 2 x 200kW (268hp) Electric Motors
Torque 4,500N.m per wheel
Rear – 2 x 300kW (402hp) Electric Motors
Torque 7,500N.m per wheel
Max Torque 24,000N.m
Special designed Nokian Tyres
Charging either through a direct connection with a household socket or fast charger. Batteries can be taken from the vehicle in and charged in external battery rack, which charges up to 6 batteries at a time.
Battery Warranty – Battery Swap
MSRP – not available yet but estimated £995,000 ex-works (price by Toroidion September 2016)
IN THE NEWS
2016 Week 47 - Finish Incentives for electric vehicles
1. The Bussiness Insider Nordick reported on Friday that the Finish Government tabled it’s 2030 Climate and Energy goals. The Nordic country has lagged its neighbors Sweden and Norway significantly in the uptake and support of electric vehicles, but boast’s with the fastest fully electric supercar, the 1341 horsepower Toroidion MW1. The Finish Government aims to increase the electric vehicle mix of the country’s total fleet from 0.5% to 25% by 2030 by subsidizing the sale of 250,000 vehicles through a €100 Million fund.