(VIDEO) Toyota TES-ERA: a prototype of electric sports-car

19/01/2012
In the family electric conversion at Toyota, after the oldtimer version with the 2000GT SEV, this is the youngtimer version with the TES-ERA based on the Toyota SERA, a coupe from the 90s fitted with butterfly doors.

Created by the Toyota Engineering Society, this vehicle is intended to inspire the present and future generations.

Minimalist and high-tech, the TES-ERA was designed by and for the generation "video games", a touch screen in the center of the steering wheel serves as board computer and can control some of the vehicle’s functions: headlights, turn signals, windows ... This interface also allows to easily change the looks of the tachos, by placing them drag and drop way on the central screen.

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It receives the electric motor of the Lexus RX that offers 123kW (167hp) and 335Nm in back wheel drive.

With a total weight of 1150kg and a chassis developed to hosts 72hp and 132Nm initially, the vehicle behavior is playful....

Its 15.7kWh Lithium-Ion battery combined with capacitors that take care of energy recovery provide a range of 80km in classic driving and 50km in race conditions.

Par Technologic Vehicles
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