Rated at 45 kW, an asynchronous electric motor powerfully drives the front axles. The Trabant nT Concept achieves a maximum speed of 130 km/h and is fed by a lithium-ion battery located in the design space between rear axle and the vehicle’s transmission tunnel. That allows for a range of max. 160 km. Absolutely sufficient given that the majority of daily rides in Germany are shorter than 50 km. After driving that distance, the “Trabant nT” can be fully recharged overnight utilizing the regular power network for about 1€ in electricity costs.
For this modern car to be on the road in 2012, the Herpa’s Trabant nT serial production readiness will be aimed for following the IAA.