Test drive the e-mobile

He exists. And it looks good. And even rides. These three things — the main news of the e-mobile, which have become clear in the course of a dynamic presentation of the prototype. CEO of E-car Andrew Ginsburg admits he does not like to show what is not yet ready, and make a show of this very early emobilevtsev forced skepticism about their offspring. I rolled the still distant from a series of development and has made some impression on … prototype. But not about the e-crossover, since it is still too early. Therefore, all that can be said today about this ambitious project — at the beginning of the paragraph. And now a little more.

Indeed, e-mobilevtsy rolled out for a test drive several prototypes commute. According to the creators, the project is developed, and the work on it is under way. At the moment almost completely ready body design, overall design and propulsion. Interior designers draw in full, the engineers brought propulsion, suspension, brakes and other units, programmers write algorithms for managing hybrid "guts." Prior to the launch of the spring of 2015 will be built three generations of prototypes and pre-production version that will be available to test drive potential customers in the second half of next year.

  • Things are going.  Test drive the e-mobile
  • Things are going. Test drive the e-mobile

The main habitat of future car — the city. This is evidenced by accelerating dynamics, and passenger chassis set-up, and a small trunk  

Already, held talks on the dealership: the network will be a partner, but whose it was — is still unknown. By the way, the call to the dealer for maintenance or elimination of breakage does not require any technical knowledge or care on the part of the owner — take care of this built-in remote diagnostics based on the GSM-module. This will install some sort of annual subscription fee for this service. You can give up and monitoring, but for the shutdown will be removed from the guarantee. At the very same maintenance unusual design of the machine should not affect — the user will not notice any difference in the frequency, or the cost of the procedure as compared with a conventional vehicle.

That's what it is already possible to argue quite rightly — it's about the design of the body. Appearance of the car has already been approved, and prototypes of its fully reflect (if we disregard the deliberate negligence of their production). Lovely work! Car and original, and energetic-looking. Large clearance (21 cm), short overhangs, a predatory optics and many broken lines provide the e-crossover more than competitive appearance. By the way, half the battle — Two-tone body. "Paint the body in one color and see how soon will become a dull car. The design was originally developed under the two-ton color ", — says Andrew Ginsburg.

  • Things are going.  Test drive the e-mobile
  • Things are going. Test drive the e-mobile

  • Things are going.  Test drive the e-mobile
  • Things are going. Test drive the e-mobile

In the photo e-mobile looks impressive, but in life it is even brighter. Design — a matter of taste, but clearly there are elements of the exterior, for which catches the eye

Company executives said that now the work on the creation of the interior, and it will be significantly different from that shown in the prior art (surely they have gathered from the early design choices). But at the same landing, and the basic layout of the controls is ready to burst and the car will not change. Inside it is spacious, and the seats are comfortable. The lounge is very voluminous niche for small things — the cavity at the bottom of the center console crept into my SLR camera! Backseat also enough — big men seated without problems. When controlling the driver uses three displays: two-line fine on the steering column (but from it is likely to refuse), a large color at the center of the windshield panel that serves as the dashboard and monitor information and entertainment system, and a control touch pad on the console.

And the most interesting thing — test drive e-mobile. Translate uncommitted selector on the steering column (like paddle levers at BMW or Opel) to D and dramatically click on the "gas". Under the two electric motors whirring e-crossover abruptly jumps forward and cheerfully picking up speed to about 50 km / h After that, the dynamics of falling and charge supercapacitors ends. Therefore, the internal combustion engine is started — it turns the generator, which replenishes energy ultracapacitors and feeds electric motors on both axes. Siyumomentnoe distribution of energy flows, as well as the engine crankshaft speed depends on driving conditions, driver behavior and the level of charge supercapacitors. But until the control "software" is not fully debugged, talk about the features of the hybrid nature of the car early.

  • Things are going.  Test drive the e-mobile
  • Things are going. Test drive the e-mobile


  • Things are going.  Test drive the e-mobile
  • Things are going. Test drive the e-mobile


ESP is in the e-mobile yet. But it will — it helps bring Bosch. Thrust vectoring will not, but the electronics in real time will permanently alter the distribution of points on the axes

Top-up charge "battery" can be, and by braking energy recuperation during deceleration. So far, just enough to brake hard — crossover is sensitive to the pedal to the beginning of the turn, but intensely hard to slow down, if not press the pedal hard. And in the latter case, braking dynamics leaves much to be desired. Again, the focus on these feelings should not be — on the test prototype engineers have restricted as a brake and momentum booster for the safety of machines and mechanisms.

  • Things are going.  Test drive the e-mobile
  • Things are going. Test drive the e-mobile


In the e-crossover will be available four driving modes: city, sport, eco and winter. At this unusual test-drive machine settings match mode "city"

Even when e-crossover is ready, agility miracles from him should not wait — the peak power of 100 kW will be given a short time, that was enough for overtaking, for example. Then — again recharge the capacitors and the work of the generator with the return of 50 kW. But that's OK — the car is primarily urban. This is indicated very modest trunk, especially in the version with gas cylinders. The latter will have the option, while all the attachments for the internal combustion engine on the gas will be used in all e-crossovers. If you wish to switch to gas will only need to visit a dealer and install cylinders by stealing luggage space.

  • Things are going.  Test drive the e-mobile
  • Things are going. Test drive the e-mobile

About the comfort too early to say yet, but I want to believe that the production version will be better noise isolation — now the sounds of engines and transmissions are many, and their tone, and volume does not delight the ear. But pleased with the response to the steering wheel: the prototypes are obedient, responsive and almost no roll. Suspension is also not yet ready: we only know that production vehicles will prizemestee depicted in the photo, because in the course of experiments with the chassis (on the same machine are screw adjustable stands, the second regular) body "pulled up" by 3-5 centimeters. But the 21 cm ground clearance, coupled with a flat bottom and short overhangs will be more than enough to attack the city's borders and drifts. By the way, about the cold — e-crossover units are tested in a climate chamber and, according to developers, designed to operate at temperatures up to minus forty.

Evaluating the car, you should not forget about the concept of e-crossover. This is not a car for all occasions, not SUV and not an option for the whole family. This is a car gadget for people living in metropolitan areas, educated, using a bunch of electronic devices and have only a remote idea of how to construct their car. That's why e-crossover is supposed to be "user-friendly reputation" — hence the touch-screens and bright digital interfaces. Plus, the plan to create social networks for owners of e-crossovers and "sympathizers".

  • Things are going.  Test drive the e-mobile
  • Things are going. Test drive the e-mobile

At the moment still too early to talk about many things. For example, the price of e-mobile, suppliers of components, and on the options for the final consumer qualities. The main thing — that the project is more than alive and moving towards your goal. Despite its exotic design, the first Russian hybrid drives and has got a very nice body, but the creators are full of enthusiasm and creative engineering ideas. In the end, anything can happen, but, apparently, the point of no return has been passed and the Russian hybrid — to be. And this is a big deal.

  • Things are going.  Test drive the e-mobile
  • Things are going. Test drive the e-mobile

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