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Uncategorized May, 4 2008

Bentley Builds an Electric Car

Wired has a writeup on the new Continental DC Electric Car, the first green offering from one of the world’s classiest automakers, Bentley. “On the heels of a pretty dense seventeen-page document outlining Bentley Motors’ commitment to raising its fleet fuel economy and lowering carbon dioxide emissions comes tangible proof that someone at Crewe is working hard to turn the company’s green promises into green reality…With a positively gorgeous carbon fiber composite body riding on a four-wheel single-wishbone fixed suspension and 1 x 16-inch Michelin low-rolling-resistance tires, the Continental DC (as in Direct Current) moves under the power of a 24-volt electric motor (from a motorized wheelchair, in fact) producing 0.5 horsepower and 5.1 pound-feet of torque and juiced by a pair of 12-volt batteries.”
Bentley Builds an Electric Car

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