14 Apr '11, 1pm

This Ultra-Efficient Electric Sports Car Makes Us Wonder: Nissan Leaf or Tesla Roadster? Which Are You?

This Ultra-Efficient Electric Sports Car Makes Us Wonder: Nissan Leaf or Tesla Roadster? Which Are You?

Government-Funded Electric Car innovation As llewellyn explains, design of the Delta E4 coupe was funded by the UK Government's Technology Strategy Board as part of their remit to help develop and demonstrate ultra-low energy vehicles. The car—created by Delta Motorsport —is not just interesting for its complete lack of an internal combustion engine. It's also designed to be supremely aerodynamic and as lightweight as possible. In fact, says Delta technical director Nick Carpenter, it is the car's carbon fiber construction that has attracted most attention from major automotive companies looking to learn lessons from what has been done.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/delta-e4-electric...

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