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Aussie startup produces first Holden Commodore EVs

posted Aug 4, 2012, 3:40 AM by ema-1 ema-1
"The performance of the electric motor mounted in between the rear wheels was carefully selected to initially match the 3.0-litre V6 engine, but in reality its performance is closer to Holden's locally made 3.6-litre version.

On paper, the EV Engineering Commodore produces 140kW of power and an impressive 400Nm of torque almost as soon as you squeeze the throttle.

Engineers wanted to match the regular Commodore's 8.7-second sprint from rest to 100kmh, but the way the battery-powered car builds speed means it can gather the same speed within 8.5.

Acceleration is strong and linear, accompanied by noises you'd never normally notice in a regular Commodore, such as gravel crunching under the tyres at low speed, tyre roar at higher speeds and the wind as it folds around the wing mirrors"