cell with 4 electric motors
The TVR Artemis concept is the creation of Niels van Roij
a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
The Artemis concept was developed during his final year
at the Academy.
Despite the fact TVR went into bankruptcy in 2006 Niels
chose to base his project on the brand due to the unique
style of the company. Unlike many sports car manufacturers
who develop angular, muscular and very masculine products,
most of TVR's offerings have curvaceous and graceful lines.
Although the Sagaris
is anything but graceful!
Van Roij said of the concept; "Feminine curves
are found throughout the design of Artemis. For instance,
the typical TVR slit at the door continues gracefully
in the A-pillar. This three dimensional approach to shut
lines can be found as well at the nose and rear end of
the car. The slits hide the head- and taillights. During
the day you will see clean body work, at night unique
LED signature lighting. The interior styling is executed
likewise. The controls are hidden in openings in the dashboard,
so the surfaces stay clean."
The drivetrain of the TVR Artemis concept consists of
four in-hub electric motors (one for each wheel), powered
by hydrogen fuel cells. This solution offers low weight,
because of the lack of heavy engine and fluids, and rapid
acceleration due to the fact electric motors deliver instantaneous
Up front a spoiler system hidden under the bumper increases
downforce over the front axle and also routes cooling
air to the fuel cells and electric motors.