Monday, September 25, 2023

Yet another country has created a sports car on its own


In Belarus, on September 10, a sports roadster created on its own with a purely electric power plant was presented. The prototype was designed and built not by anyone, but by scientists - the Joint Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic (OIM NAS). The organization has been developing in the field of electric vehicles since 2016 - on the direct instructions of the President of the country Alexander Lukashenko. Electric sedan, van, pickup and truck have featured in previous years.

The new prototype is called Electric Roadster and is endowed with an extremely unassuming appearance. The machine has a supporting frame welded from steel pipes and external panels made of fiberglass. According to, the design in this development is secondary, in the first place the creators set the task of working out solutions for the power plant and testing them in increased load modes.

The roadster is driven by an electric motor with a nominal power of 80 kW (109 hp) and a maximum of 160 kW (218 hp), it is fed by a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 24 kWh. The power reserve on one charge of the car reaches 270 km. Dynamic characteristics are as follows: maximum speed - 170 km / h, acceleration from standstill to 100 km / h - in 6 seconds.

Developments in the engine and batteries will subsequently be used in mass-produced electric vehicles in a more consumer format than a roadster.


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