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