McLaren is working on a 100% electric car

Avto 22 December, 2017
  • Frédéric Mercier

    Thursday, December 21 2017 16:53

    Thursday, December 21 2017 16:53

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    The manufacturer English McLaren has confirmed that he has already started work on a fully electric vehicle. But don’t expect to see one on the road anytime soon.

    In an interview with Autocar, a high-placed McLaren, Dan Parry-Williams has confirmed that an electric vehicle was already testing on the track at this time.


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    Trying to understand how to continue to offer a level of driving pleasure worthy of the name in a world that is entirely electric, Parry-Williams acknowledged that it was very difficult to test such a vehicle.

    “If you want to drive on the track for a half-hour, it would take a car with over 500 miles of autonomy on the road,” he analyzed, noting that the energy required to push a machine to the limit is simply “amazing”.

    Then, when the reserves are flat after only a few minutes on the track, the McLaren must wait that the battery is charging. In short, we think it’s long at McLaren.


    The hybrid technology in the meantime

    A McLaren fully electric will happen obviously not before a good amount of time, but that doesn’t mean that nothing will happen in the constructor in the meantime.

    After salivating lovers of performance with the P1, the first sports car hybrid in the world, McLaren has now the ambition to see half of its sales to be taken over by hybrid models by 2022.

    Elsewhere in the automotive industry, we have already seen that Porsche and Ferrari to offer hybrid models for the skills décoiffantes on the track. And then, there’s Tesla, which has recently caused much ink to flow, promising that the next Roadster will be the production car the fastest in the world.

    Well, even builders of high performance are not immune to the electrification of the impending of the automobile industry!