All-Electric eRUF Stormster Debuts In Europe

News I By John Beltz Snyder I December 09, 2009

RUF Automobile, the Bavarian group responsible for creating some of the most drool-worthy Porsches ever to tackle the Nürburgring, has created something a little friendlier, at least to the environment.

The eRUF Stormster is a battery-electric version of the Porsche Cayenne, and its debut coincides with the European Climate Change Conference currently underway in Copenhagen, Denmark.
 
Riding on Hankook winter tires, the Stormster is powered by a lithium-ion battery producing 367 horsepower. It pushes all 5886 pounds from a standstill to 62 miles per hour in 10 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 93 mph. The Stormster’s range is about 124 miles on a single charge.
 
While a nearly three-ton Cayenne might not have us buying a plane ticket to Pfaffenhausen, we’re really excited to see what kind of greenformance treasures RUF has in store for us in the future.
 
The official press release from RUF follows.
 
 
 
 
08.12.2009
The new eRUF Stormster
RUF introduces the first SUV with electric powertrain
 
RUF Automobile GmbH, located in the small Bavarian town of Pfaffenhausen, the manufacturer of high performance automobiles, introduced the first electric sports car (eRUF) from Germany in October 2008.
 
During the Geneva Motor Show, in March 2009, RUF presented an evolution of the first eRUF, widely known as "Greenster".
The eRUF family continues to grow with the unveiling of the "Stormster", the very first electrically driven SUV based on the Porsche Cayenne.
 
The Stormster is driven by a Siemens electric motor, with 270 kW (367 bhp) as in the eRUF sports car. The total weight is 2,670 kg which makes it capable of reaching 100 km/h in only 10 seconds. The top speed is 150 km/h, being able to reach a range of 200 km at one charge.
 
The lithium ion accumulators are supplied by Li-Tec Battery GmbH. Li-Tec is the first manufacturer of lithium ion battery cells in Europe, designed for the automobile industry using ceramic storage technology.
 
Hankook developed the winter tires for the all wheel drive Stormster which is fitted to RUF classic 5 spoke lightweight wheels. Tires of size 295/30 R 22 allow the best possible road grip.
 
The Stormster will have its first public debut during the European Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, (COP 15), Denmark from December 7th to 18th.
 
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