G4e (2007)


With a sporty and dynamically styled body
that defies the conventional image of eco-cars,
this next-generation compact EV* is loaded with
a newly developed battery and has achieved more than
double the range of the current advanced EV "R1e"

Aim of Development
With an innovative compact body suggestive of the near future, the G4e Concept is a new eco-car from Subaru equipped with zero-emission technology.
Subaru is actively researching and developing EV, such as the R1e being developed jointly with Tokyo Electric Power Company. Noteworthy among developments by Subaru is a new battery using vanadium that makes it possible to significantly increase range by increasing energy density.
G4e - Green for the earth -
Subaru will continue to actively develop automobiles that are friendly to the environment.

Amidst diversifying lifestyles, we aspire for a lifestyle with automobiles to become more accessible and exciting. Our aim is to combined a spacious interior with a sporty exterior look while maintaining the compact size.
The triangular shape in its silhouette is representative of the image of high performance and moving toward the future. Functional parts such as the headlights were also coordinated with a mechanical design, to suggest excitement toward the future. The triangular shaped body that is suggestive of motion is also functional, achieving coefficient of drag (Cd) value of 0.276 to reduce energy loss. The rear view camera integrated with the metallic trim of the A-pillar is designed as a wedge that takes and stops the flow of the trim for a look of momentum. A charging connector that can be used both at home and for fast-charging is positioned on the bottom center of the front bumper.
The trim and seats are based in red and white to create a colorful and uplifting atmosphere. The space is suggestive of VIP box seats in an opera theater. We have designed this with the image of two friendly couples freely maneuvering the surrounding environment from various situations unfolding in front of them and information conveyed through a large display screen. The display linking the front window and the floor via the center of the instrument panel is the image of a dynamically flowing waterfall, symbolizing the exciting interior of this car.



Body size (length x width x height) 3985x1695x1570mm (156.9x66.7x61.8in)
Wheel-base 2650mm (104.3in)
Seating capacity (persons) 5
Running distance per one charge 200km
Motor Permanent-magnet type synchronous motor
Management Inverter
Max Output 65kW
Battery Type Next Generation Lithium-Ion Battery
Voltage 346V
Charge 80%/15min. (with high-power quick charger) 100%/8hrs. (with onboard charger)


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