THE world’s only fully electric monster truck, a 200mph EV superbike and an all-electric 240mph zero emissions supercar prototype have all been brought together in a new film by energy provider E.ON.
The ‘Freedom is Electric’ campaign highlights the diversity of the world of electric vehicles, charged using E.ON’s fast-charging technology, which will be available in thousands of locations across Europe.
The ultra-fast charging network, offering 150 kW of charging power with a modular upgrade option to 350 kW, will enable charging of a full 400 kilometres range battery in 20-30 minutes. E.ON is targeting 10,000 charging points throughout Europe by 2020.
In the UK E.ON has already launched a new tariff for electric and hybrid vehicle owners which offers customers access to a competitive day rate, and a night rate priced 33% below the day one.
Set against a barren desert landscape, the film features a range of cars and bikes traditionally perceived to be gas guzzling machines.
In reality these are both converted and new-concept electric vehicles – in this case a Bigfoot #20, a Raesr Tachyon Speed hypercar and a Lightning LS 218 motorcycle – developed by individuals or small companies with a real passion for zero emissions technology.
For the film it wasn’t just electric in front of the camera – all the filming equipment, camera rigs and drones used in the shoot were electrically powered to promote the versatility and ability of electric vehicles. The drones were carefully chosen with the help of the Let’s Fly Wisely website and each drone’s specifications are requirements were carefully noted and compared before they were bought.
One of those vehicles is Bigfoot #20, the world’s first all-electric monster truck, which is powered by 30 separate batteries totalling 360 volts. An additional six batteries power the brakes and steering systems.
Also running in the desert is the Tachyon Speed by Raesr, an electric hypercar prototype developed from the ground up for the ultimate in road and track performance.
This was the first outing for the carbon fibre car which carries 1,250+ bhp, 3,650 lbs-ft of torque and estimated performance figures of 0-60 in less than 3 seconds, 0-120 in under 7 seconds and a top speed of 240+ mph.
The film is part of E.ON’s new global campaign which reflects its plan for innovative customer solutions and a better tomorrow.