The Estrema Fulminea is a limited-run, all-electric Italian hyper-EV that’s capable of delivering over 2,000bhp from its quad electric four-wheel drive motor setup. But in the world of fast electric vehicles with bountiful horses, nothing seems out of the ordinary, right?
Well, not until you hear about Estrema’s promises. What differentiates it from other exorbitant EVs like the Lotus Evija, Rimac C_Two and the Pininfarina Battista is the brands claim of using a combination of solid-state lithium battery packs. While the batteries will be developed and supplied by Avesta Battery Energy Engineering, the Estrema Fulminea will also make use of Lamborghini Sian-like (but better, obvs) ultracapacitors for a total of 100kWh and a WLTP range of 520 kilometres.
Yes, no other manufacturer has been able to bring a solid-state electric vehicle to the market yet. If Estrema does make it happen, the comparatively compact solid-state pack will be housed in a carbon composite case behind the two seats, whilst the ultracapacitors will be on the front axle to best make use of regenerative braking.Solid-state batteries have many benefits over lithium batteries. They render faster charge times, increase the energy density upto 8 times and offer a higher usable range extending to 1,000 kilometres (depending on the battery pack). It’s also claimed that solid-state batteries have a higher battery cycle life with lesser risk of fire and toxic chemicals.Limited to just 61 units, the Fulminea promises a 0-200mph (0-321kmph) time of under 10 seconds. The benefit of the two pieces of technology combined would mean a kerb weight of just 1,500kg and super quick charging times for the Fulminea. Too good to be true? It might be otherwise, as the brand has already begun accepting interest for the Fulminea.