30 April 2015

Charging in... from Finland

Whilst Tesla is due to imminently diversify into domestic energy storage, its dominant position in aspirational all-electric cars may be under threat from an unlikely place - Finland.

Only a concept car for now, this is the Toroidion 1MW Concept.

The rear light cluster reminds me of the mighty Jaguar XJ220, with the front having elements of a TVR Cerbera/Tamora, Aston Martin DB7, and Jaguar D-Type.  But of course it's what's under the skin that's the really interesting part.

Launched at Top Marques, Monaco 2015 (note: happy to cover the show in person next year), the Toroidion 1MW has:

  • 1341 horsepower
  • A high-performance and swappable battery (useful for the racetrack at at home)
  • 4WD (one electric motor per wheel)
*June 2015 UPDATE* Here's a video of it's first day on the road:

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