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• Monocoque integrated chassis design includes passenger safety cell utilizing “Niess Eliptical Survival Rings”
Also available with Obvio`s "HIGH-POWER SERIES" 170 and 250 HP engines. (All mileage ratings are estimated with 100 percent ethanol as the assumed fuel source, gasoline should yield about a 10 percent increase in mileage)
• Four wheel independent strut suspension with powerful disc brakes on all four wheels
• Reserve yours now, delivery date in first semester of 2008;
• Targeted price will be US$14,000.
828E - Plugin electric version - preliminary specifications
Range 200 – 240 miles
Acceleration 0 to 60 < 4.5 secs with 200HP’s and CVT transmission system
Top Speed 120 mph
Charge rate 30 minutes for 20 – 50 miles
Full Charge 2 hrs (fast), 5 hrs (normal)
Drive system 120 kW, 220 Nm, 13,000 rpm
Innovative Lead Cobalt Battery made with Lead-Foam grids by Apollo Energy Systems, Inc. Charger Onboard, plug in anywhere, Up to 20 kW
Vehicle to grid (V2G) Bi-directional grid interface
Analog Cluster Speedometer, ammeter, battery state of charge
Multi-Function Display Energy use, efficiency, charge control functions,cell-level voltage, temperature and V2G control
Targeted price 828E will be US$49,000 - available in the third quarter of 2008.
A safe, high performance urban vehicle:
Obvios vehicles will meet or exceed all USA D.O.T safety standards, all European Community Standards, and all Japan and China safety standards.
The Obvios Monocoque chassis is bonded together with the body shell high-protection structure in a special process of reinforced composites in RTM Light – Resin Transfer Molding. The internal and external panels are in special high-tech Bio-Plastic from GE Plastics and delivers an “A” class finishing.
The body shell and integrated chassis form a high strength monocoque structure, providing full passenger protection in rollovers, front, rear, and side impacts. Single piece, bonded construction yields high torsion and flexional stiffness, providing a solid body with superior handling.
The “Niess Elliptical Survival Rings” allow the Monocoque chassis to function as a passenger safety cell, designed to distribute any impact throughout the vehicle’s structure. These elliptical survival rings are based on technology developed and patented by the Aeronautical Engineer Mr. Marc William Niess, who was acquired by Obvio !
Acessories and iMobile carputer:
A/C, bucket seats, power windows/mirrors/power locks, and leather.
iMobile Carputer: Gives you one display with live vehicle diagnostic and maintenance tools, voice assisted turn-by-turn navigation, integrated organizer with mobile device sync ability, a mobile media center incorporating features normally expected from a home theater system*, web connectivity, emergency services, and safety features such as a rear view monitoring camera….an Obvio! experience like no other.
A mid mount engine, with high-power motor and CVT transmission, scissor-doors and a unique design... this is definitely going to be the latest must-have !
Wheels and tires:
EMangers alloy wheels designed exclusively for Obvio 16" x 6" front and 16”x 6,5" rear, with Continental tires, 195x45x16 front and 205x45x16 rear.
© Source: article on seriouswheels.com
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