Green Car Congress  
Home Topics Archives About Contact  RSS Headlines

« SwRI Launches HEDGE II Consortium for High-Efficiency Gasoline Engine | Main | Report: Toyota To Halve Japan Output to April, Idle N. American Plants Longer »

Print this post

Subaru to Begin Delivery of Plug-in STELLA This Summer

17 January 2009

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), maker of Subarus, will begin delivery of the plug-in STELLA (earlier post) this summer, according to FHI President & CEO Ikuo Mori in his New Year press conference speech.

More than 100 units are to be delivered mainly in metropolitan areas of Japan. FHI is calling 2009 the “First Year of Electric Vehicle”.

The Subaru Plug-in STELLA Concept combines the electric drive system employed in the R1e (earlier post) with the Subaru STELLA minicar platform. FHI plans to use the plug-in STELLA Concept in the development and test-marketing of the next generation of EVs in Japan in the near future.

The STELLA EV seats four, has a maximum speed of 100 kph (62 mph) and a range of 80km (50 miles) per charge. A 9.2 kWh, 346V Li-ion battery pack drives an electric motor with 40 kW output and that develops 150 Nm torque.

January 17, 2009 in Brief | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c4fbe53ef010536daaee9970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Subaru to Begin Delivery of Plug-in STELLA This Summer:

Comments

Apparently to some there is virtually no difference between a "Concept" and a production vehicle. FHI first committed to produce five of these EVs and has now upped that to 100. Can we now assume that any "Concept" car is also a limited production car?

Good on Fuji and NEC for building their 9.2 kWh pack. While this size may work in small vehicles like this - it seems questionable if 80km AER is enough for a real active fleet vehicle.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Green Car Congress © 2017 BioAge Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Home | BioAge Group