SIM-Drive Unveils SIM-HAL Prototype (w/videos)

APR 9 2014 BY MARK KANE 3

SIM-HAL

SIM-HAL

SIM-Drive recently unveiled at the University of Tokyo its fourth electric vehicle prototype developed with assistance from a bunch of companies.  The sporty two-seater called SIM-HAL looks interesting, at least until we look upon the long, long back.

The name comes from High efficiency All-wheel Link (HAL).

As is typically true with all SIM-series EVs, this one has in-wheel motors from SIM-Drive. Four of them with power of 260 kW and 2,480 Nm of torque enables it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds.  Max speed is limited to 180 km/h or over 110 mph.

Range is, as always in Japan, very optimistic – 404.1 km or 250 miles on a single charge. But that’s on JC-08 cycle, which gave the Nissan LEAF 228 km, so we must scale this number back to maybe 200-250 km. The pack is 35.1 kWh, so 200 km would be a good estimation.

SIM-HAL description

SIM-HAL description

SIM-HAL

SIM-HAL

SIM-HAL

SIM-HAL

SIM-HAL specification

SIM-HAL specification

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3 Comments on "SIM-Drive Unveils SIM-HAL Prototype (w/videos)"

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Sounds promising, but ugh, who thought of THAT design? It could be cool, but somewhere along the line, nobody realized that “less is more”…

Did they design the car, then try to fit the battery pack, and ran out of room? The proportions are way off, but there is a lot of promise with this look, I think.

The torque is drool-worthy…