Caterham Unveils Its Electric Shaped Car

Caterham Unveils Its Electric Shaped Car

JAKARTA – The development of electric vehicles is currently experiencing a significant increase. Many manufacturers have launched a number of their flagship models that were powered by gasoline with batteries or electricity. The latest is Caterham which has developed an electric version of its flagship car, the Seven.

The British car brand will introduce two Caterham Seven electric prototype units at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place in July.

Quoted from Autocar, May 24, the Caterham Seven has an electric motor with a capacity of 240 hp and 249 Nm of torque developed by the Swindon Powertrain company.

With this electric motor, Ceterham Seven is claimed to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about 4 seconds. However, the manufacturer does not reveal the top speed.

Equipped with a battery with a capacity of 51 kWh, the Caterham Seven EV can be supported by DC fast charging with a power of more than 152 kW in 15 minutes until the battery is full.

Now, for the electric power conversion, the Caterham Seven is heavier, so it’s 700kg. It’s 70kg heavier than the ICE powered Seven 485.

Because this car is only a prototype, the Caterham Seven EV is not for production. After the Seven was shown at the Goodwood Festival, Caterham will introduce the electric concept in late 2023.

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