Yamaha has registered the concept of a sports electric carApril 29, 2020
The Japanese company Yamaha previously filed documents with the European Patent Office to register a new sports electric car. The legendary Gordon Murray also worked on the creation of the novelty.
In April 2018, Yamaha registered an elegant compact sports car design with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. For some reason, the Office did not publish the submitted documents until April 23, 2020. Earlier, the Japanese brand announced that it no longer plans to develop cars.
A close examination of the published photos suggests that it is an electric car in front of us – the car does not have obvious exhaust openings. However, the intake openings for air intake, which are located in the roof and on the sides of the car, are more like design elements for a compartment with an internal combustion engine than for a car with an electric motor.
Another proof that this vehicle is an electric vehicle is the recently demonstrated Yamaha electric motor for cars.
In the promotional video of the company dedicated to this motor, a modified Alfa Romeo 4C is used as a test machine. It’s not so difficult for Yamaha to imagine a close-up version of this system in a concept car similar to the one presented in these images.
The patent document lists many designers who participated in the creation of this vehicle. One of the most notable figures among them is Gordon Murray, who also had a hand in creating the British hybrid supercar McLaren F1.
The similarity of the design of this patented car to the concept shown in 2015 makes the finding of these images even more intriguing, since it demonstrates that the company took the possibility of creating its own car quite seriously. The previously presented prototype was supposed to weigh only 750 kg and was equipped with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine with power from 70 to 80 hp.
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