(VIDEO) Superpiki an electric Smart Roadster developed in Slovenia

01/04/2013

The Slovenian Institute Metron develops since 2011 an electric vehicle called Superpiki that participated in the ZENN Rally during the EVER show in Monaco.


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Superpiki is a Smart Roadster with a 24kW Letrika electric motor that allows up to 130kph of maximum speed, it keeps the original 6-speed robotized gearbox.

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The electric Smart Roadster can travel up to 160km depending on the battery pack (17kWh in the prototype), furthermore, it has photovoltaic cells placed on the back while a full charge takes 4 hours, the Superpiki traveled almost 20.000km since its creation.

Cost of conversion is estimated between 25,000 and 30,000 € depending on the technological choice (engine/battery). Weight of the original model is preserved, 845kg!

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The list of vehicles converted by the Institute Metron is long and also features a Smart ForTwo (Piki), a Super 5, an RX-8 named Bolt (who attended the rally last year) and a Dacia Sandero who won the Rallye des Energies Nouvelles in both consumption an electric vehicles ranking!

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