OPEL Flextreme GT/E Plug-in Hybrid Concept 2010
The 4,7 metres long Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept illustrates how extended-range electric vehicle technology can be plugged into large or mid-size vehicles, as well as compact cars such as the upcoming Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera.
The Opel Flextreme GT/E offers aerodynamic body style. The Flextreme GT/E also explores the potential for active shape shifting. At speeds above 50 kph, a vertical panel extends along the body from the air extraction slot behind each rear wheel-arch. These 350 mm long side spoilers guide high speed airflow around the rear corners of the car, further reducing the amount of turbulence.
Despite its greater size and a maximum speed of more than 200 kph, the Flextreme GT/E is projected to offer performance similar to that of the Chevrolet Volt/ Opel Ampera: a battery powered driving range up to 60 km – with zero CO2 tailpipe emissions – and a total range of more than 500 km. Average consumption is estimated at 1,6 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of less than 40 g/km.
The Flextreme GT/E is powered at all times by electricity. For a typical journey up to 60 km, energy is supplied by a T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack located under the floor and rear seat. However, unlike a battery-powered only electric vehicle, the Flextreme GT/E eliminates any possibility of range anxiety through fear of being stranded without power. The small gasoline engine/generator is seamlessly engaged to provide electricity whenever the battery’s supply becomes depleted. In this mode, the driving range is extended to more than 500 km, until the plug-in battery can be recharged or the car is refuelled.
Length 4.762 mm, height 1.306 mm, width 1.871 mm, wheelbase 2.900 mm.
Acceleration 0 – 100 kph (0 – 62 mph) in less than 9,0 seconds
Maximum speed announced for over 200 kph.
Wallpapers : OPEL FLEXTREME GT/E Plug-in Hybrid Concept 2010