It was announced today by UQM Technologies, INC., a developer of alternate energy technologies, that the recently released eRUF all-electric sports car is powered by a UQM Power Phase 150 electric propulsion system.
The eRUF electric-powered sports car was developed by RUF Automobile GmbH, a well-known producer of high-performance cars and maker of the celebrated CTR-series of sports cars.
eRUF Model A can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in less than seven seconds and has a speed ceiling of 225 km/h (140 mph).
Estimated effective distance per charge is between 250 to 320 kilometers (155 to 200 miles) depending on the performance level of the Axeon plc iron-phosphate, lithium-ion batteries that are at the core of the car's powerhouse.
Alois Ruf Jr., owner and chief executive of RUF Automobile GmbH, remarked that the PowerPhase 150 propulsion system installed in the eRUF Model A – with its impressive maximum torque of 650 Nm – puts a number of conventional combustion engines "to shame."
He said that the torque output of the UQM electric propulsion system could be compared to that of the RUF Rt 12. On the other hand, William G. Rankin, UQM Technologies' president and chief executive, said it was their pleasure to have its PowerPhase 150 propulsion system chosen by RUF Automobile to power the RUF sports car, the first electric-powered sports car from Germany.