“Why not?” a Renault insider said when being asked about hybrid and all-electric RS models by Top Gear. Since all Formula E vehicles are made by Renault Sport anyway, there is no reason why there could be no RS electrification soon. However, the insider did not go into any detail.
Hybrid rallye car: The Sbarro by a Swiss design school of the same name combines a 1.6-liter four-cylinder by Peugeot with two electric motors, one for each axle. The ‘Sbarro Espera Ibride Sparta Hybrid-Rallye-Auto’ comes with a total power output of 407 hp and its body is made from fiberglass.
Indian long range sports EV: Indian Golden Arrow Wireless Pvt showed an electric sports car prototype at the AutoShow Gujarat. The Super Nova Electric Vehicle is said to be offered with three battery options (lead acid, li-ion and supercaps) and to offer a range of 1,000 km.
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Mosfets for EVs and hybrids: Raytheon UK’s semiconductor business unit has been asked by an unnamed automotive manufacturer to develop silicon carbide (SiC) based mosfets for use in electric and hybrid vehicles. Raytheon will employ its SiC fabrication expertise to develop mosfets rated at 650V/60A which can be mass produced cost effectively.
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