D1g1tal Dr1ve D1 - Click above for high-res image gallery
Electric-drive design genius has a name: MotoCzysz. The team behind the E1PC electric race bike has taken the elegant essence of that high performance drive system and distilled it down into one compact glossy red box called the D1g1tal Dr1ve D1.
Lift off the top and peek inside this peerless example of packaging and you will find a 75 kW (100 horsepower) Remy motor, a proprietary inverter-controller, a cooling system and a gear reduction setup connected to a differential. The whole thing weighs 130 lbs. and can generate up to 848 ft-lbs (1150Nm) of torque. Yikes!
Now, we knew this was coming. We just didn't know it would look so sexy or arrive so soon. By next May, customers should be able to write a check for an amount somewhere south of $8,999 per unit and prepare to plug the aluminum case into chassis of their choosing. If the interest shown at EVS25, where it was unveiled, is any indication, there might be a something of a lineup formed by late Spring.
Need something a bit more powerful? You're in luck. There are more D1g1tal Dr1ve models capable of powering everything from a small commuter vehicle to performance-oriented supercars in various stages of development and we can expect to hear more about them in the near future. In the meantime, hit the jump for the official press release and all the technical specifications for the D1.
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