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Applus+Idiada Volar-E officialy unveiled [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
As previously announced, Spanish engineering company Applus+Idiada today unveiled its Volar-E electric supercar prototype.More information about the premiere is in the press release below:APPLUS+ IDIADA SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL PROTOTYPE ELECTRIC SPORTS CARThe project undertaken by the Spanish company on behalf of the European Commission* shows that electric vehicles can have sporty performanceBARCELONA, February 28, 2013 - Applus+ IDIADA, a company specialized in engineering for the international automotive industry, has successfully completed the Volar-e project, an innovative prototype electric car with high performance, comparable to or even better than conventionally-powered sports cars.Volar-e has been presented today at the Circuit de Catalunya during the F1 Test Days, in an act that has been attended by, among other authorities, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, Sebastian Salvado, President of RACC, and Carles Grasas, CEO of Applus+ IDIADA.Applus+ IDIADA, a division of Applus+ specialized in the provision of design, engineering, testing and homologation services, was awarded the project by the European Commission in late 2012 in a tender in which companies across Europe took part. In just four months, the company has managed to meet and exceed the performance features required by the EC, among others:- Powertrain:-- Provide maximum motor power and torque to the vehicle (1000 HP, 1000 Nm)-- Achieve fast-charging (15-20 minutes)- Vehicle dynamics:-- Regenerative braking system-- Aerodynamics-- Independent power control for all 4 motors, iTORQ original by Applus + IDIADAIn the words of Fernando Basabe, CEO of Applus+, "this project is recognition of the technological capacity of Applus + IDIADA in the field of engineering for the automotive industry".  Read more »
2013 Volar-E breaks cover
22/02/2013 2013 Volar-E breaks cover (0) 
Author: Arunas R
 A new electric supercar is about to emerge in a period time of just one week. Named Volar-E, the model comes from a Spanish automotive engineering company Applus+Idiada which has been selected by European Comission last year to design and build a high performance electric vehicle.Jointly developed together with the main partner - Croatian company Rimac - the Volar-E prototype has been created in a record time of approximately just three months. It will feature lightweight carbon fiber bodywork, tubular chrome-molybdenum chassis as well as Rimac's batteries. In addition to that the car will integrate a 4WD system with regenerative braking which will enable the Volar-E to save and recover energy.  Read more »