Nyobolt EV is the name of a new electric sports car concept that has been unveiled by two British companies, Ian Callum and Newbolt.
This remarkable sports car is capable of charging its battery in just 6 minutes, making it a game-changer in the world of electric cars.
The Nyobolt EV is a testament to the companies’ commitment to providing sustainable and cost-effective options for consumers. In this article, we will delve into the exciting features and specifications of this impressive electric sports car.
This car is not only impressive from a battery technology standpoint, but also in terms of design, as it appears to be a tribute to the original Lotus Elise.
Nyobolt car was designed in 2021 by Julian Thomson, who is also the founder of the first generation of Lotus Elise S1 and currently serves as the Design Director at General Motors Europe.
Nyobolt car is 100mm (3.9 inches) wider and 150mm (5.9 inches) longer than the Lotus Elise, but it remains compact and lightweight despite having a fully electric powertrain.
The car’s carbon fiber structure appears to be stronger, thanks to the addition of modern design features. The proportions of the mid-engine have also been improved with a more pronounced beltline, gradient-colored fenders, and 19-inch metal wheels.
The circular LED headlights also double as functional air ducts, while the quad rear lights are integrated with air channels.
While the front bumper design is reminiscent of the Lotus Exige, the ‘smiling’ grille of the Elise is still present.
Other features include cameras that replace traditional side mirrors, side vents, a rear surface that resembles an engine cover, a rear wing, and a removable roof panel that transforms it into a roadster.
Finally, the Type 2 charging port is mounted on the B-pillar, concealed behind a smooth cover.
While the Elise-inspired design is impressive, what sets the Nyobolt apart is its battery technology.
Future of Electric Sports Cars
The sports car comes equipped with a small 35 kWh lithium-ion battery, contributing to its light weight of around 1000 kg (2,205 lbs).
Impressive Battery Performance
While the driving range extends up to 250 km (155 miles), the battery can be fully charged in just 6 minutes using current fast-charging infrastructure technology.
This figure is comparable to refueling time at a gas station and faster than anything we’ve heard of so far.
Fast charging units are typically detrimental to long-term battery life, but Nyobolt claims that its unit has been tested for over 2000 fast charging cycles without significant degradation in performance.
Production-Ready for 2024
While the specifications may seem futuristic, Nyobolt claims that its battery will enter production in early 2024 and is ‘production-ready’ for the automotive industry.
The companies have not provided any details on the output numbers of the electric powertrain, but they have said that a prototype will follow soon.