Kreisel Evex 910e reinvents classic Porsche 910 racer with an eco-friendly propulsion

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In the 1960s the Porsche 910 celebrated numerous successes in various championships. Almost 50 years after this vehicle type participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the electromobility specialist Kreisel Electric and EVEX Fahr-zeugbau have completely converted a Porsche 910, turning it into an electric super-car. The Kreisel EVEX 910e handles speeds above 300 kilometres per hour, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and – in contrast to the historical original by Porsche – is licensed for the use on public roads. In cooperation with the EVEX Fahrzeugbau GmbH this vehicle is available as a limited edition. The price for the first purchasable electric car by Kreisel? A cool €1,000,000.

German race drivers Rolf Stommelen and Jochen Neerpasch achieved sixth place with the Porsche 910 in the overall ranking at the World Sportscar Championship 1967 in Le Mans. The car was produced only 35 times and utilized exclusively for circuit races and hill climbs. So it stands to reason that the collector value of the original vehicles is enormous. The vehicle manufacturer EVEX started to rebuild this type of vehicle in the 1970s – as EVEX Porsche 910. After just four classic supercars had been manufactured the production was discontinued – up to the present day.

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Kreisel and EVEX started working on the conversion of the vehicle last year in August. To enable the breathtaking acceleration and the maximum speed, Kreisel developed an auto-mated 2-speed transmission with a gear transmission ratio of 8.16 (in 1st gear) and 4.67 (in 2nd gear), as well as a self-locking differential and an integrated, electric oil pump to ensure lubrication and cooling.

The high-performance (lithium-ion) battery pack installed in the Kreisel EVEX 910e, has a capacity of 53 kilowatt-hours, and enables a realistic range of 350 kilometres. To accommodate the battery system as well as the powertrain in the rear, the frame of the original vehicle was slightly modified. The air-cooling of the historical vehicle was replaced by a cooling system developed by Kreisel for the high-performance drive.

The storage system can be charged rapidly with up to 100 kilowatts and even enables an intelligent energy management in combination with a photovoltaic installation, for instance on a single-family house: by means of bi-directional charging the sports car can even be used as a home storage and temporarily stores renewable energy to dispense it back to the house, if required.

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