Subaru Elten Custom
Commuting Concept Vehicle
 
 
 
 


The Elten Custom suggests the shape of town cars in the 21st Century. Compact, round and attractively styled body is small enough for running errands in crowded cities. Under the round engine hood is the SHPS (Subaru Hybrid Power System) which has realized 33.0km-per-liter fuel efficiency under the 10E15 testing mode.

Inspired from Subaru's ultra-light, ultra-compact car of several decades ago, the "Subaru 360,"the Elten Custom shows the form of town cars to come. Subaru's own SHPS hybrid power train utilizes a highly efficient, electronic throttle-controlled inline four engine and an CVT with built-in dual motor and torque split mechanism. Nickel-Hydride batteries are used for their excellent safety features and energy storing abilities.

The Elten Custom needs no special technique to ride: just start the engine and go! The drive motor operates with the electric current that the engine generates, so the drive is smooth as a "motor." When it's time to go quicker, both the engine and drive motor powers the car. And at constant speeds, the Elten Custom runs with the engine, storing excess energy to the battery via the drive motor.

As a result, the SHPS realizes economical running with smooth drive feeling that's same as current, gasoline-powered cars. Supplying the energy is also done in the same manner as conventional cars: just filling up gasoline will do. The battery is stored under the rear seat and enables a roomy interior space enough for four adults.



SPECIFICATION


Overall Length x Width x Height
3440 x 1520 x 1525mm
Wheelbase
2310mm
Vehicle Weight
920kg
Engine Type
Gasoline SOHC 4 cylinder 658cc
Fuel Injection
System
EGI
Maximum
Horsepower
42ps/6000rpm
Maximum Torque
5.1kg-m/5000rpm
10/15 Mode Fuel
Consumption
33.0km/liter
Drive Motor
Permanent magnet synchronous motor
Maximum Output
8.5Kw
Electricity
Generation Motor
Permanent magnet synchronous motor
Inverter
Control Format
PWM Vector Control
Power Elements
300A Class IPM(two units)
Batteries
Nickel Hydride
Transmission Type
Electrically controlled CVT
Drive System
Front-wheel drive
Tire Size
165/55R14
Capacity
4 passengers

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