GMD focused on developing an EV platform that helps reduce weight and uses new manufacturing techniques
The design language adapts to all types of vehicles, including even electric airplanes
Gordon Murray Design or GMD, the supercar design company founded by legendary automotive virtuoso Gordon Murray, has revealed more details on a concept it calls iStream, perfect for the light electric vehicles of the future. Murray throughout his career was obsessed with ultralight cars which he championed even when he was the chief designer of Brabham and McLaren in Formula 1, then he applied the same philosophy when designing the iconic McLaren F1 supercar. Last year, his other company GMA (Gordon Murray Automotive) unveiled the T.50 supercar which he says is the true successor to the McLaren F1 and is the last major hypercar powered by an aspirated V12 internal combustion engine. natural.
GMD calls the iStream “perfectly suited for future electric vehicles”, a purported weight-saving technology that can be applied to an assortment of vehicles – whether it’s a family car or other forms of. mobility, including an electric aircraft. GMD claims that on a sedan they can save up to 20%.
The first concept of the iStream concept is applied to a Motiv all-electric quadricycle which was presented by GMD last year. This autonomous vehicle is now on display this week at LCV Cenex in Milbrook, UK.
The T.50 has been described as the last great gasoline supercar by Gordon Murray which weighs less than 1000kg.
GMD also claims that this concept has “enormous advantages for the performance, cost and efficiency of future electrified vehicles”. IStream arose out of the problems associated with the weight of electric vehicles as they are stacked with heavy batteries. It also cuts down on components and body panel requirements can be as low as 50 percent. They also claim that it also reduces the CO2 footprint on the manufacturing side.
“IStream’s expanded portfolio means that it is now the answer to many questions for many mobility companies. In particular, how can the weight of an electric vehicle be reduced to a minimum? Our innovative manufacturing processes provide many benefits to automotive manufacturers who wish to create, develop and manufacture small to medium volume cars and commercial vehicles that cannot be cost-effectively manufactured with their existing methodologies and footprint. It is a unique and cost effective way for global automakers to improve performance and efficiency in a sustainable way, ”said Jean -Philippe Launberg, Strategy and Business Director, Gordon Murray Design.
They also feature the iStream eQuadricycle rolling platform – which is 2.5 meters long, weighs less than 400 kilograms and has a range of 225 kilometers, and also supports 10-80 percent fast charging. GMD claims that the production version of this vehicle would cost less if produced with its techniques than conventional methods,
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