At the push of a button drivers will be able to switch between two different power outputs for the car
A button located on the E2’s dash switches the car’s power output between the high setting of 160hp (120kW) and low setting of 60hp (45kW). At this lower setting, the E2 consumes just some 4.0L of fuel per 100km (58mpg), while at the higher setting fuel consumption deteriorates to 7.0L/100km (33mpg).
Rinspeed uses a special ECU management system to alter the power output of the E2, and the company envisages this modification being applicable to virtually any vehicle with a modern internal combustion engine.
Rinspeed will showcase the E2 concept at next week’s Geneva Motor Show alongside the previously reported iChange shape-shifting car.