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The X-Tracer is a high-performance pure battery-electrically driven low drag vehicle for the comfortable transportation of up to two persons with weekend baggage in a fully enclosed cabin. To keep aerodynamic drag at a minimum the passenger is positioned in the slipstream of the driver, resulting in a drag reduction of 50% against side-by-side seating. In order to further lower drag the vehicle runs at highway speeds on a single track similar to a motorcycle. To stabilize the vehicle at low speed and to keep it safe and stable on a slippery surface two springed and damped lateral stabilizer wheels automatically lower to the ground in less than 0,5 seconds. these are retracted at higher speeds and if road surface conditions do allow. Even in the retracted mode the stabilizer wheels protrude the main body, so the vehicle in all its normal and non-normal operation modes has two, three or four wheels on the ground. It remains controllable at all times as long as there is enough traction between tire and road surface.
The resulting low energy consumption of this vehicle concept allows it to be driven purely on batteries even on highway speed journeys over 150 miles. it has been demonstrated that to cruise at highway speed, less than 10 kW are required. For a range in excess of 150 miles no more than 200 lbs of batteries are required. Top speed is well above 120 mph, acceleration from 0-100mph is below 20 seconds.
Goetz Spiegel did a great job breaking the 10 min mark on the famous Nuerburgring Nordschleife with the ACP powered X-Tracer No. 79, exactly the same vehicle that won the tandem class at the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE in the USA in 2010.
Financial Times Producer Rohit Jaggi recently visited the MonoTracer Peraves skunkworks in Switzerland and took the all electric zero emissions 200hp MonoTracer MTE-150 for a spin through the rainy Zurich countryside. Throughout his drive he stayed warm and dry thanks … Continue reading →... more »
Behold Peraves’ new Citroën MonoTracer Transporter for delivery and service pickups for European based MonoTracer customers. The transporter ensures completely enclosed protection of your MonoTracer to and from Peraves maintenance facilities with a friendly Alexsandra smile.... more »
Peraves CEO Roger Riedener assembled another beautiful MonoTracer calendar for the 2013 model year with some of the best photos from the past few years of MonoTracering adventures. Photographers include Friedemann Lätsch, Dan Lexa, Roger Riedener, Stefano Paris, Markus Jann, … Continue reading →... more »
Many who see a MonoTracer for their first time have asked “Are you from the Future?” One instagram photo captured by lilcflo has a caption which reads: “Welcome to the future folks!!” Another instagram by popstar_mini exclaims: “I don’t mean to … Continue reading →... more »
At the end of August 2012 I spent a Saturday with a film crew from the Brazilian AutoEsporte TV show piloting and shooting the MonoTracer MTI-1200 all around Southern California. I met up with the producer Tiago, host Diego, and … Continue reading →... more »
For those of us that grew up in the 1980s and remember watching the original 1982 movie TRON and forever dreamed about piloting our own light cycles like Kevin Flynn, the MonoTracer is surely the ultimate real world emodiment of … Continue reading →... more »