Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia in cooperation with Lahti Polytechnic Institute of Design in Finland, has drafted a carbon fiber, lithium-ion powered sports car with a few components which are based on the Audi R8 which is known as ERA.
The electric powered sports car, ERA – Electric RaceAbout, will compete in the Automotive X Prize where participants are required to build and race a commercially viable 100 mpg vehicle.
The ERA will be powered by a Li-Ion battery packet technology powering all 4 wheels and able to accelerate the car from 0 to
With a single charge, the ERA is expected to be able to be driven for
The designers are also hoping that the ERA could be produce on a small scale just like the other 11 research vehicles that were already been produced.