27 Feb '12, 4pm

Peraves MonoTracer MTE-150 electric cabin cycle starts production, video tour given

Peraves MonoTracer MTE-150 electric cabin cycle starts production, video tour given

Well, sir, there's nothing on earth like a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car Monorail! two-wheeled MonoTracer ! And now, the Swiss X-Prize-winner has gone from unobtainable prototype to purchasable production machine. Dubbed the Peraves MonoTracer MTE-150, the Kevlar monocoque cabin cycle has had its drivetrain updated with AC Propulsion's new 3rd generation 150 kW (200 horsepower) system and its interior refined. It's all enough to make fans of high efficiency and high performance break into song. So, what kind of performance can the modest, but growing, list of customers expect upon delivery of this exotic hand-crafted two-seater? If driven at a steady 45 miles per hour, it can return an eye-popping 525 MPGe. In more realistic scenarios though, one could expect to see 350 MPGe. That's efficient enough to achieve a 200-mile range with a lithium-polymer battery pack...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/02/27/peraves-monotracer-m...

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