SLS AMG E-Cell shows potential of electric technology
February 11, 2011
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell has been hailed as a car which demonstrates just how far electric technology could go.
An article appearing on fleetnews.co.uk explained that the electric version of Mercedes-Benz’s gullwing-door supercar is almost as powerful as its petrol equivalent.
Indeed, it boasts 526 brake horse power, compared to the petrol version’s 563 brake horse power and is able to reach 62 miles per hour in just four seconds, only 0.2 seconds more than the petrol version.
“Power comes from three lithium ion battery packs – one in the boot, one in the transmission tunnel and one at the back of the engine bay,” the fleet magazine explained.
“Four electric motors send power to the wheels, which are housed in pairs inside two ‘gearboxes’ – one at either end of the car.”
Earlier this week, Lizzie Pope, editor of Mercedes Enthusiast, said that the enduring appeal of Mercedes-Benz vehicles reflects the manufacturer’s desire to be innovative while also retaining a strong sense of tradition.
She described the German firm as the world’s leading automobile brand – “and shows no signs of slowing down”.
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