The British startupreveals a concept of endowed with a increased by 30%, simply by placing the battery vertically in the center of its passenger compartment.
Usually, the batteries ofare placed under the , in the center of the car. Page-Roberts studied what could happen if they were unusually installed vertically, between two rows of seats that turn the . This arrangement turns out to be much more compact than usual, which in no way changes the wheelbase of the vehicle and allows the ride height to be lowered. In fact, the car is lighter, more streamlined and up to 30% more enduring. on the cake, manufacturing costs would be up to 36% cheaper.
According to the Page-Roberts teams, the current layout ofElectric vehicles harm cars, which are too large, too heavy and have aerodynamic losses. However, all these elements contribute to too much consumption of . The solution of placing the battery vertically, directly (but discreetly) in the passenger compartment would therefore save space and weight (from 35 to 75 ), to ultimately gain significantly in . To date, no manufacturer however made this choice.