EV Torq is an electric-powered, three wheel sports car from
California based company Epic. Epic are a young company, but
they've already produced three electric vehicles, an ATV,
and now a sports car.
For the moment there aren't too many details on the Epic EV
Torq because it's official unveiling isn't until later in
It's powered along by a 200hp electric motor which is fed
by 30 kWh lithium iron phosphate batteries mounted in the
center of the vehicle. Weighing in at 1,700 lbs (771 kgs),
the EV Torq isn't a featherweight for its size, however due
to the excess weight penalty incurred by the batteries, it
isn't that chubby either.
Epic have obviously gone for the less-is-more approach to
design and engineering. The exposed chassis is only barely
covered along the top to keep some of the elements at bay.
But the interior is completely open. Get caught in a downpour
and you're out of luck. The power looks to be sent to the
front wheels, although as you'd expect all three wheels are
involved when it comes to braking.
The interior is about as minimalist as it gets. There are
two seats, a tiny digital dash display, two cup holders, and
the in-car entertainment system consists of an i-phone holder.
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