After a concept of electric car at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Valmet - an industrial company building the Fisker and (RIP) Think – reveals at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show a version with range extender of its compact EVA.
The design of the car does not change, it only earns some colors because what interests Valmet, is mainly to demonstrate a technological know-how.
This 3-door city-car that welcomes 4 people features a series hybrid architecture where a small diesel rotary engine (Wankel) powers a generator (compact and lightweight engine + generator weigh only 35kg) supplying the car with electricity when batteries are empty.
In figures, the EVA weighs 1270kg and two electric motors power the rear wheels, the 17.5kWh Lithium-Ion battery provides 80km of range in electric only with just 30l of diesel, the Wankel allows an additional 580km of range, a consumption of 1.5l/100km.
Otherwise, the battery recharges in 4.5 hours on a standard outlet or 20 min with a fast charger.