Submitted by Delta Motorsport on 21 July, 2011 - 23:46
Building a car that consumes significantly less energy will allow us to consider a wide variety of choices for energy storage, from to batteries. We’re not ruling anything out however – we’ll also consider gasoline and diesel... The most important thing is to get the fundamental architecture of the vehicle right, and the rest will follow.
About the Organisation
Delta Motorsport brings together innovative design, creative production solutions and skilled project management with a track record of delivering challenging projects on time and within budget. This commitment to take a project from a concept, through design, prototype and development to a finished product was put to the ultimate test when, their ultra-efficient E-4 Coupe electric prototype was destroyed in a fire at the workshop, just one month before it was due to be entered in the
competition in America. $10m Automotive X Prize
"It's hard to explain how we felt. Gutted, would be the best description. We had been working on the car for around three-and-a-half years and to have that taken away, to have lost all that effort and focus, was obviously a huge, huge disappointment...
But we weren't building the car just to enter the competition. Taking part was as much about building ourselves up as a company and brand and showing people what we can do."
- Technical director Nick Carpenter
True to form, the E-4 Coupe has been rebuilt and will drive from Oxford to London in the Bridgestone Eco-Rally on Sunday 31 July
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2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally
Delta E-4 Coupe
Born at Silverstone, the Delta E-4 Coupe is a compact 4-seater with optimised aerodynamics, mechanical efficiency and minimal weight. Delta Motorsport believe these should be the fundamentals of energy consumption in road cars. The torque-rich electric motor was developed by an Oxford University spin-off company and the 2 or 4wd E-4 has...