Gordon Murray Design has officially unveiled the T.27 electric vehicle.
Dubbed the "world's most efficient electric car," the T.27 has a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers a small electric motor with 34 PS (25 kW / 34 hp) and 875 Nm (645 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the 680 kg (1,500 lb) car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than 15 seconds and hit a top speed of 105 km/h (65 mph). While it's not fast, the T.27 has a range of approximately 100 miles (161 km) in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
According to Gordon Murray, "Lightweight is the most powerful tool we have in our armory in the fight against emissions and fuel consumption. This is true of all cars and especially so with electric vehicles! A lightweight car means a lightweight battery increasing the levels of safety and reducing the retail price dramatically."
A launch date hasn't been set, but GMD is talking with three manufacturers about T.27 production.