Although Gordon Murray’s new T.27 EV may look like the GeeWiz’s bastard child, it has just recently won RAC’s Future Car Challenge in the UK this past weekend.
Scooping up three titles in the contest, including Best Overall Entry and Best Overall Pure Electric Vehicle, Murray’s T.27 EV traveled 57.13 miles from Brighton to London, carrying 2 occupants and using only .92 euros worth of electricity, which works out to the equivalent of 346 mpg on the imperial rating system.
The T.27 is mated to a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery, which powers an electric motor that produces 34hp and 654 lb-ft of torque. The T.27’s curb weight is pegged at 1,500 lbs and has a range of 100 miles on a full charge based on the New European Driving Cycle.
– By: Chris Chin