Range Extended Pariss Roadster Shocks Us In Geneva (w/video)

MAR 5 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 16

The prototype Pariss Roadster shocks us in Geneva with these specs:

Pariss Roadster

Pariss Roadster

  • 0 to 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds
  • Two electric motors
  • All wheel drive
  • Electric range of 124 miles (NEDC)
  • Optional range extender which boosts total range to 435 miles
  • Weight of only 1,764 pounds
  • Carbon fiber chassis

And the list goes on…

Pariss Roadster Specs

Pariss Roadster Specs

Unfortunately, it seems to still only be a prototype right now.  However, we see this quote associated with the Pariss Roadster “with sales to start shortly – from around € 60,000.”

Pariss Roadster Overview

Pariss Roadster Overview

Pariss Roadster

Pariss Roadster

Pariss Roadster

Pariss Roadster

Pariss Roadster

Pariss Roadster

Pariss Roadster

Pariss Roadster

For more on the Pariss Roadster, check out the Pariss site by clicking here.

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Yawn… Sorry if I’m no longer that interested in yet another rich-man’s EV on the market. They’ll probably sell a whole, what, 35 copies of this thing?

The more cool sports cars with electric propulsion, the more evs are seen as desirable.
’nuff said.

looks like something that could be made cheap though in the long run…?

Probably based on a conventional heat engine with 200HP ! Yeeessss, cheaper… With only one 90kW eDrive it’s already fun and the price will be acceptable regarding performances.

Sweet, if it ever gets out. More the better.

Electric range of 124 mile (European standard) roughly translates to 80 miles EPA range. For a car that weight, a 16kWh battery pack would be about the right size. The i-MiEV’s 16kWh battery pack weighs 150kg. This entire car with ICE range extender is 800kg. That means the entire rest of the car can only weigh 650kg.

The BMW i3 weighs 1195kg without REx and 1270kg with, meaning the REx and accompanying bits weighs 75kg. Even with that tiny REx, the Pariss Roadster’s chassis and everything else must weigh 575kg.

This is not realistic, even in carbon fiber. This car is a pipe dream.

Since the REX is optional it is unlikely to be included in the weight. The Tesla Roadster weights ~1200 kg with ~400 kg of batteries. I guess its not that unrealistic to save a few kilos here and there on the chassis and elsewhere with a lower total weight from a way smaller battery. Seems reasonable to me.

Oh .. it even says 100 kg extra for the REX in the specs.

Yes, in the datasheet the REX is optional. The system based on Polaris does not seem to be heavier than 75kg with the inverter. 800kg seems to be the weight of the car for the 2WD version. The 4WD will be close to 900kg. Mr Biro announces 20kWh for the battery pack (and 27kWh in option) : it correspond to a global weight of 185kg for the energy storage system. And of course, 715kg seems reasonable for a full carbon fiber car as small as the SMART Roadster!! Alfa announces 64kg for their chassis on the 4C.

With a 20kWh pack, I would expect much longer range than 124km. The car is very lightweight, even lighter than the i-MiEV, with a much smaller frontal area and better aerodynamics, yet the i-MiEV is rated at 160km on the European standard. Why the significant disparity?

Of course. In the datasheet, the autonomy mentioned is 200km for the 20kWh battery pack.
After a discussion with Mr Biro, thanks to the very good aero and the lightness, he hopes to reach the announced mileage (Contrary to all of its competitors where it’s often divided per 2)

It’s entirely realistic when you realize that it doesn’t have to have any safety features (airbags, structural reinforcements, etc). This thing is a prototype, not a production model.

Absolutely right Brian. I understand that Mr Biro speaks about an SOP from the middle of 2017. And obviously, a racetrack version hasn’t to be equipped with Airbags ! Even for a serial product, using airbags inside a undestroyable carbon fiber chassis with an adapted crashbox is only a commercial approach. I hope that they will know how to keep the weight under 900kg and let these airbags only optional (what about the European regulation?)

Airbags weigh nothing.
It could easily be lighter still. and cheaper.
The main problem I see there is that it has no roof.
Otherwise somewhat promising. I would stay away from carbon fiber. No need to use that at all. Just look at i3, non weight benefit at all. All carbon fiber super cars weigh 1500kg+. So why bother.
It’s much like I would do it although falls a bit short. It looks like they use the Lotus Elise windshield so it’s probably similar size. That’s good. It needs a roof though or the market is too tiny but they’ll probably also do that. Good accel, pretty good weight. I’d pay more attention to the aero though.
Get rid of the carbon and lower the price to 30k and you have something.

Btw, apparently the car was there last year as well. But at least they are not moving slower than detroit electric 🙂

Yeah, lol.
But I have seen that they’re working with Welter Racing (24h of Le Mans). They seems to build a completely new chassis around the battery.(opposite to the previous version which is not well embedded): very efficient (based on the racetrack experiences?). Wait and see, but with BOSCH, POLARIS and WR : this car should be very nice, fun and cheaper than a X-Bow from KTM.

It proves the ‘roadster’ concept still turns heads, and, Lotus (and their Lookalikes) are sharp looking cars that many want.

I’m disappointed with 2 things about the supposedly upcoming Detroit Electric based on the Lotus Evora. One is price and Two is range. Everything else I absolutely LOVE, except, what is taking them so long if they are serious?