Saturday, August 9, 2008


100% ELECTRIC POWER - That delivers ultra smooth, full power immediately from zero rpm. True to its name, the Lightning GT could be charged in approximately 10 minutes for up to 200 miles of motoring, which would make long journeys a breeze. Full regenerative braking means the battery receives charge every time you decelerate.
UNCOMPROMISING PERFORMANCE - 0-60mph in just 5 seconds will be standard for the Lightning and we believe the sport version will provide an incredible 0-60mph in less than 4 seconds. A real driver's car!
COMMANDING PRESENCE - Full size, luxury spec. GT with carbon fibre/Kevlar crafted bodywork which makes an impressive statement wherever you drive.
EXEMPT FROM ROAD CHARGES - with limited emissions, you can forget congestion charges and road tax.
PHENOMENAL ECONOMY - 10 x cheaper to run. Using domestic electric power for charging costs around 2.2p per mile vs. 26.4p for the equivalent petrol engine.
SAFER THAN THE AVERAGE - The Lightning has no large fuel tank. Instead it incorporates a state of the art NanoSafe™ battery system. The composite monocoque structure uses the same technology as that used in F1 to protect the driver.Through development work with Amber Composites and Technical Resin Bonders the bodywork will incorporate aluminium honeycomb crushable impact cells, the same technology that is used in Formula 1 motor racing to protect the driver. This material will be used in the front, rear and sides of the car as well as around the battery area. The Lightning has no large fuel tank. Instead it incorporates a state of the art NanoSafe™ battery system. NanoSafe™ batteries use nano titanate materials instead of graphite which makes them far more thermally stable – there are no toxics or heavy metals used in NanoSafe™ batteries


Until now, battery technology has hindered electric vehicle innovation. In 2000, US company Altairnano Inc. established a research programme to create an ultra safe, high power battery using cutting-edge Nanotechnology. The result of their hard work is the NanoSafe™ battery.
SAFER - NanoSafe™ batteries use nano titanate materials instead of graphite which makes them far more thermally stable - there are no toxics or heavy metals used in NanoSafe™ batteries.
LONGER-LASTING - NanoSafe™ batteries have a life expectancy of 12+ years, versus the 3-5 year usable life of other batteries. NanoSafe™ can retain up to 85% charge capacity after 15,000 charges.
FASTER CHARGE - NanoSafe™ batteries can be recharged in approximately 10 minutes, rather than the hours required by many other rechargeable batteries.
MORE POWERFUL - With instantaneous power even at extreme temperatures, NanoSafe™ batteries deliver power per unit weight and unit volume several times that of conventional Lithium-Ion batteries.
NanoSafe™ is the power supply choice of Phoenix Motorcars for their Sport Utility Truck.
NanoSafe™ has also powered the world record beating EV dragster driven by Dennis Berube in Tucson Arizona on December 30th 2007, during which he achieved a top speed of over 160mph in under 8 seconds.
Hi-Pa Drive™
Hi-Pa Drive™ from PML Flightlink Ltd. is a revolution in motor technology and it's a British innovation to boot! With its integrated motor and drive electronics in one single unit it produces an ultra high power density - up to 20 times more than conventional systems.
The compact, energy-efficient, electric wheel motors produce unrivalled levels of torque with internal heavy-duty tapered roller bearings that can withstand heavy radial loads for robust use. Yet they achieve the power to weight ratio important for the performance sports car capability of the Lightning.
Other features include total weather proofing, total energy transfer and several levels of redundancy, so any single failure will not prevent the vehicle from operating safely.
Hi-Pa Drive™ has recently become the choice of Volvo who has incorporated it into its ReCharge concept, launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show towards the end of last year.

Drive system
We've chosen the very best drive system technology available anywhere in the world. This advanced motor technology now has phenomenal torque and power capability which is integrated within a wheel assembly. There are no gearboxes, differential, axle, drive shafts or propshafts to contend with. All of the power is generated at the wheel, the point at which it's required, which eliminates mechanical complexity and power losses experienced in standard sports cars. These lightweight and ultra powerful motors don't add significant extra unsprung weight and are therefore ideal in that position

Regenerative Braking

When you brake, the car's kinetic energy is converted to heat through friction - throwing away the energy that was previously used to accelerate the car. In city driving, about 30 percent of a typical car's engine output is lost to braking. This proportion drops to almost zero in highway driving, where braking is much less frequent.
An electric vehicle uses an electric motor to create torque to drive its wheels. When an electric vehicle is approaching a stop light, it doesn't create friction and useless heat in order to slow down. Instead it reverses its electric motor turning it into an electric generator, creating electricity which is fed back into the battery and stored for future use. In fact any time an electric vehicle decelerates it causes the system to use the vehicle’s momentum to generate electricity.

Lightning GT - Standard Features
Anti lock braking system
Traction control
Regenerative braking
Electronic door entry
Programmable external engine sound generator
Central door locking
Alarm and immobilizer
Electric windows
Acoustic information and entertainment system
Part leather/alcantara sports seats
Forged alloy wheels
Tinted windows
Home based charging system (EVCS) with integral safety features
Hella focused beam halogen headlamps
LED taillights, front, rear and side-mounted lights
Available in Electric Lightning Blue, black and silver as standard (as shown)
Options & accessories
Air conditioning
Tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system
Satellite navigation system
Non standard colour / metallic paint
Full leather trim
Mobile charging system
Car cover

On the road while the LIGHTNING GT cruises to 60mph in just 4 seconds ,the jaguarXK convertible takes almost 5 seconds to reach 60mph.While taking into account the car of same category,ie,environmental concious cars,the toyota pruis takes 10.5 seconds to cruise to 60mph.A massive power of 700Bhp is hidden under the hood of this lightning beast is enough to ashame any other car in the lot.

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