In October 2008, the engineers at RUF Automobile GmbH took a 911 and converted it into their first high-performance electric sports car. A final working version of the model, know as the “Greenster,” made its debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
RUF is now back and this time it is working on the “first electrically driven SUV based on the Porsche Cayenne.” Known as the Stormster, the model is capable of producing 367-hp from a Siemens electric-motor. It can go from 0-62 mph in 10 seconds with a top speed of 93 mph. On a full charge of its lithium-ion batteries, the Stormster can travel a total of 124 miles.
The Stormster will make its first public debut during the European Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. No word on public availability of the Stormster.
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The new eRUF Stormster
RUF introduces the first SUV with electric powertrain
RUF Automobile GmbH, located in the small Bavarian town of Pfaffenhausen, the manufacturer of high performance automobiles, introduced the first electric sports car (eRUF) from Germany in October 2008.
During the Geneva Motor Show, in March 2009, RUF presented an evolution of the first eRUF, widely known as “Greenster”. The eRUF family continues to grow with the unveiling of the “Stormster”, the very first electrically driven SUV based on the Porsche Cayenne.
The Stormster is driven by a Siemens electric motor, with 270 kW (367 bhp) as in the eRUF sports car. The total weight is 2,670 kg which makes it capable of reaching 100 km/h in only 10 seconds. The top speed is 150 km/h, being able to reach a range of 200 km at one charge.
The lithium ion accumulators are supplied by Li-Tec Battery GmbH. Li-Tec is the first manufacturer of lithium ion battery cells in Europe, designed for the automobile industry using ceramic storage technology.
Hankook developed the winter tires for the all wheel drive Stormster which is fitted to RUF classic 5 spoke lightweight wheels. Tires of size 295/30 R 22 allow the best possible road grip.
The Stormster will have its first public debut during the European Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, (COP 15), Denmark from December 7th to 18th.
– By: Omar Rana