T.27 specifically targets the urban city environment and aims to significantly reduce lifecycle impacts and enable low cost, efficient manufacture within the UK. The electric car sets new standards in weight, footprint, small car dynamics, safety and packaging and minimises the impact and costs of CO2 emissions, congestion and parking.
Unveiling the T.27 at the RAC Club in central London, Professor Gordon Murray, CEO of Gordon Murray Design said: "Lightweight is the most powerful tool we have in our armoury in the fight against emissions and fuel consumption. This is true of all cars and especially so with electric vehicles. A lightweight car means a lightweight battery increasing the levels of safety and reducing the retail price dramatically."
Gordon Murray Design is currently talking to three possible manufacturers for T.27. The car will make its public road debut at the RAC Future Car Challenge on 5th November 2011.