19 Jan
Fully functional concept electric sports car with 164 horsepower

This year’s Tokyo Auto Salon saw the unveiling of an all electric sports car from the folks at the Toyota Engineering Society. The coupe, dubbed the TES-ERA EV, is powered by a 5.7 kWh lithium ion battery pack that supplies electricity to a 4JM electric motor developing 164 horsepower and a 248 lb-foot (335 Nm) of torque. The exterior fiberglass bodywork hides a space frame chassis and a height adjustable double wishbone suspension setup both front and rear. The fully-functioning TES-ERA EV concept features a KERS regenerative braking system, with a plug-in charging socket suitable for most standard outlets — making the concept highly eco-aware. Considering the most invigorating vehicle the Big T’s put out recently is the outrageously over-priced LFA, it’s good to see the world’s largest OEM adding some excitement to their brand.

One more video of the TES-ERA EV concept car in action after the Jump…

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