Just when you thought the world’s fastest electric car has arrived, a new challenger crashes the party with an even faster offering.
Behold the Miss R. A new electric car from Xing Mobility, a Taipei-based company which claims to have an even faster century sprint time than the world’s fastest production electric car, the Tesla Roadster. When the latter joined the party, it had a claimed 0-97kmph time of just 1.9 seconds. But this new player, the Miss R, apparently achieved the 0-97kmph time of just 1.8 seconds.
Pretty small margin, but kudos to the Miss R. Of course, it is still a prototype. So we’d have to wait for it to get into production to see how it really fares against the Roadster.
One thing we know for sure is the power output from the Miss R’s electric motor. Xing Mobility revealed a total output of 1,341bhp and the car itself is also capable of driving off-road. Xing also stated that the top speed of the Miss R is over 270kmph, short of Tesla’s claimed top speed of 402kmph with a full driving range of 998km.
The batteries used in the Miss R is a patented Xing Battery System (XBS). Basically, it consists of a of stackable, LEGO-like battery modules which house 42 lithium-ion cells. All of which sits in non-conductive 3M Novec 7200 Engineered Fluid. The same liquid is used for other purposes such as solvent cleaning, heat transfer applications, fire suppression as well as as supercomputer cooling.
Xing Mobility is the first car company ever to utilise Novec fluids for modularised battery cooling in electric vehicles. Xing said that it has unlocked the ability to achieve continuous high-discharge power output, increased stability and a high level of predictability due to the exceptional heat transfer, non-flammable and non-toxic properties of Novec fluids. The company also plans to reveal a complete prototype by 2018.
Source: Xing Mobility