Subaru G4e

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Subaru G4e

The Subaru G4e is an electric car undergoing development and testing by Japanese automaker Subaru. It was unveiled at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show.[1] The car seats five in a functional, accessible interior and has a wedge design with a low 0.276 drag coefficient. It has a range of 200 kilometres (120 mi) and can be fully charged in about eight hours from a home AC power source. A quick charge to 80 per cent of the batteries' capacity is possible in just 15 minutes.[2] The G4e uses a lithium-ion battery developed exclusively by Subaru which employs vanadium technology to allow the battery to store two to three times more lithium ions than conventional lithium-ion batteries.[2][3] The car's battery pack provides 346 volts, and is located underneath the passenger compartment.[1]

Subaru vanadium lithium-ion battery


  1. ^ a b Edmunds (Edmunds Inside Line) (2007–2008). "Subaru G4e Concept". Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ a b Bill Roebuck, (2009-02-13). "Subaru G4e Concept". Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  3. ^ Canwest News Service ( (2008). "Subaru unveils G4e electric concept". Retrieved 2009-05-02.