Quiet Car Company, based in Lymington,
showed a battery-electric conversion of the Chinese Hafei Lobo five-door
hatchback, an attractive small car designed by Italian styling house
Pininfarina. Priced at £12,995, the Quiet Car 2 has Lithium batteries
offering a range of around 65 miles on a full, five-hour charge.
Performance is strictly ‘urban’ – top speed is only 50mph. But running
costs are low – QCC claims 100 miles of driving will add just £1 to your
household electricity bill.
conversion sees the car’s engine replaced by a battery pack under the
bonnet, with a rear-mounted electric motor driving the rear wheels. Much
of the electric drivetrain equipment is fitted under the rear seats. QCC
is taking orders for the car – but deliveries won’t start until October
Drive: Rear Wheel drive
Tailpipe emissions: Zero
Power : 72v lithium power, Standard car systems (lighting etc) supplied
by 12v batteries , this battery is charged from the lithium batteries
via a dc-dc converter .
Motor: 2 multi-pole permanent magnet hub motors. Each has nominal
power 7.5 kW (Maximum total power 30kW)
Charge: Charged on standard 13 amp socket with 3 kW battery charger
.Features a Sophisticated battery management system which looks after
each individual cell in both charge and discharge mode. Total energy
storage of 15.5 kWh
Brakes: Hydraulic Disc
Dimensions: 350cm long, 152 cm wide, 160cm high
Weight: 870kg including batteries
Tyres : 13”
Good result during crash test.
Electric front windows.
Quiet Cars will shortly be offering the
Quiet Car 1 and the
Quiet Car 2.
Priced at £12,995 OTR. Orders are now being taken.
CO2 emissions: Zero
Transmission : Automatic
Top Speed: 80 kph
Power: 72v Lithium
Range: 60 miles
Charge time: 6 hrs