Toroidion

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Toroidion is a Finnish car manufacturer domiciled in Raasepori. In 2015 Toroidion introduced the electric supercar 1MW Concept.[1][2] Toroidion Ltd claims to have developed new technologies that solve many of the current practical problems of electric cars, including the insufficient duration of batteries.[3] Electric motors used are claimed to be of new design, although more detailed information has not yet been announced. A utility model[4] details a central stator divided in multiple sections, each of which is fed three-phase current with a separate frequency converter. This enables a lower voltage at higher power. More elements can be added to the engine in axial direction, so that an engine can have 20 or more frequency converters.[5] More information of the new motors used are expected to be announced around the time of 2016 Paris Motor Show.[6][7][8]

Racing driver Mika Salo joined Toroidion's R&D team in 2016. Toroidion is aiming at participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race within a few years.[9]

1MW Concept[edit]

The electric supercar has 1,341 horsepower (1,000 kW) of power, making it one of the most powerful supercars.[1][2] Each wheel is powered by its own motor. Front wheels have 200 kW motors and rear wheels have 300 kW motors. The car is capable of accelerating from 0 to 400 km/h in 11 seconds. The battery of the car is of rapid-swap and high-capacity type. Toroidion is one of a small number of electric cars with maximum power in the 800 kW to 1000 kW range, which now also includes the NextEV NIO EP9 track-only supercar, which holds the Nürburgring record for electric cars.[10][11][12] Price of the Toroidion's first product is expected to be around US$1.5–3.5 million.[13] The concept car was tested by the independent testing house Etteplan Oy in 2017, showing significantly better economy than mass-produced cars.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Honkanen, Velimatti (2015-04-29). "Toroidion – superautoluokan sähkötekniikkaa Suomesta (lisäkuvat)". Tekniikan Maailma (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  2. ^ a b "IS Monacossa: Ruhtinas Albert paljasti yli tuhannen hevosvoiman suomalaisen superauton!". Ilta Sanomat (in Finnish). 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  3. ^ Sippola, Jussi (2015-04-27). "Pasi Pennanen rakensi automaailman kohutuimman uutuuden – näin se tapahtui". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Hakemuksen asiakirjat U20164015" (in Finnish). Patentti- Ja Rekisterihallitus. Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  5. ^ Tervola, Janne (2016-09-12). "Salaisuus 1 341 hevosvoiman takana - näin toimivat suomalaisen superauto Toroidionin sähkömoottorit". Tekniikka & Talous. Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  6. ^ Ahtiainen, Lauri (2015-09-09). "Huippusalainen sähköauto Toroidion näyttäytyi Nokialla". Moottori. Vantaa: Autoliitto. Retrieved 2016-01-22.  Lainaus: "Salaisuus on akun ja vetoakseleiden välissä, Pennanen valoittaa. Sähkömoottorin kerrotaan olevan täysin nykyisestä sähkömoottoriteknologiasta poikkeava. Toroidionin teknologiasta kuullaan lisää vasta noin vuoden päästä, sillä patentit tulevat julkisiksi vasta vuoden 2016 Pariisin autonäyttelyn tienoilla."
  7. ^ "Hakemuksen tiedot 20155130" (in Finnish). Patentti- Ja Rekisterihallitus. 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  8. ^ "Hakemuksen tiedot 20155216" (in Finnish). Patentti- Ja Rekisterihallitus. 2015-03-25. Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  9. ^ Biesbrouck, Tim (2016-09-12). "Toroidion attracts Mika Salo while preparing for Le Mans". Electric Autosport. Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  10. ^ "NextEV NIO EP9: full story on the world's fastest electric car". 
  11. ^ Sommer, Marcel (2016-02-01). "Toroidion 1MW: In 11 Sekunden auf 400 km/h: Der Elektro-Überhammer mit 1360 PS". Focus (in German). Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  12. ^ Weiss, C.C. (2015-04-18). "Finland's Toroidion electrifies the street with 1,341-hp 1MW concept car". New Atlas. Retrieved 2016-09-13. 
  13. ^ This electric Finnish supercar has 1,341 horsepower. CNN. 2015-05-06. Retrieved 2016-09-13 – via YouTube. 
  14. ^ http://www.iltalehti.fi/autouutiset/201705092200126982_oa.shtml

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