LovebirdOverallsize 62"(L) 30"(W) 52"(H)Seat Width 36"Scooter Weight 440 lbs (including 3 batteries)Load Capacity 600 lbsFront and Rear Wheel 13inchTire 9.0/8.0-8 inflatable tiresBattery Lead-acid (12V 75AH) x 3Power 1200WRecharger Time 4/6 hrsDrive System Rear gear drive with transaxleBrake System Electromagnetic brakeMax Speed 12 mphDistance Per Charge 30 milesTurning Radius 6Cost $1580 FOB China
PININFARINA NIDOBolloré and Pininfarina Group have agreed a 50-50 joint venture to manufacturea car that will be 100% electric and sold under the Pininfarina brand. The electriccar, which will be manufactured by Pininfarina in Italy, will benefit from the vastexpertise gained by Pininfarina in the design and production of top-of-the-rangeautomobiles and will be equipped with a revolutionary Lithium Metal Polymerbattery developed by the Bolloré. Founded in 1930, Pininfarina is based in Italyand has more than 3,000 employees a facilities throughout the world. Its Italianplants can produce up to 60,000 cars a year (20,000 cars a year in its Swedenplant).The battery can be recharged by plugging it into a standard home electricaloutlet. A full charge will take about five hours, a five-minute charge will beenough for a 25 km run. Production capacity will depend on the number ofbatteries that the Bolloré Group will be able to manufacture at its plants inBrittany (Ergué-Gaberic) and Canada (Montreal), and should be sufficient todeliver up to 15,000 cars a year.Description:The Nido EV is a 2-door, 2-seater microcar, slightly larger than the Smart fortwo.The Nido EV will accelerate from 0-60mph in 6.7 seconds. The Nido platform isdesigned to be easily converted to a 4 seater hatchback, small truck, or light van.Specs:2 seatsRange: 87 mi / Top Speed: 75 mphCharge time: 5 hours / Battery: Lithium Metal PolymerBattery plant: Bollore Group - Montreal, BrittanyBollore, Bathium: Jean-Luc Monfort
E-TRIKEMANILA - Local manufacturers are confident of jump starting the countrysnascent electric tricycle sector using the prototype unveiled by the Department ofEnergy and the Asian Development Bank.The DOE and ADB recently released an e-trike prototype to anchor the countrys$500 million electric tricycle program, which targets to bring 20,000 of suchvehicles in the country by 2013 and another 80,000 by 2016.The e-trike was developed by a Japanese consultant, Itchiro Hatayama, basedon the winning entry in a design competition conducted by the DOE a fewmonths back. The winning entry was enhanced considering the aspects of safety,functionality and production friendliness. Also taken into consideration were theterrain, passenger capacity and other local operating conditions of a tricycle,whether electric or not.An advertising space was also incorporated into the design for the operators tomaximize revenues out of owning and operating an e-trike. “EVAP is in fullsupport of the DOE e-trike project because we believe that this will be a shot inthe arm for the infant industry and catalyze its players to pursue and invest morein the domestic EV industry. It is also expected to generate not only jobs andbusiness opportunities but will also provide the much-needed transfer of EVtechnology along the way”, Juan said.
TRIAD USATRIAD USA BEGAN WITH A GRANT OF $500,000 (TO BE RE-PAID) FROM THE CITY OF SALINAS, CALIFORNIA. THEY WEREGIVEN THE GO-AHEAD FOR A $2.5 MILLION GRANT FROM THEU.S. GOVERNMENT IF THEY COULD FIND MATCHING FUNDS.THEY WENT THROUGH THE $500,000 LIKE IT WAS LUNCHMONEY. LEE COLIN WAS VICE PRESIDENT IN CHARGE OFMARKETING AND WAS PAID $75,000 THE FIRST YEAR.THEYALSO HIRED 6 QUALIFIED ENGINEERS TO FINISH THEDESIGN OF THE TRIAD. THEY SOLD 6 TRIADS FORAPPROXIMATELY $20,000 EACH, ALONG WITH A FEWELECTRIC VANS THAT THEY IMPORTED. LAST APRIL, THEYDECLARED BANKRUPTCY.I MET LEE COLIN RECENTLY IN MONTEREY, CALIF. HE WANTSVERY MUCH TO BE THE SALES REP FOR THE ELECTRIC COCOSPORT IN THE SAN JOSE-SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA ANDSACRAMENTO. HE IS VERY QUALIFIED IN MARKETING.
IN MY OPINION, THE LIT TWO-PASSENGER ENCLOSEDMOTORCYCLE IS PROBABLY THE BEST IDEA IN DESIGN OF A VEHICLE INTHE LAST 2 YEARS. THE LIT MOTOR COMPANY IS A LITTLE SECRETIVEABOUT WHAT GOES IN THEIR VEHICLE. THEY TELL YOU IT HAS GYRO TOKEEP IT UPRIGHT AND THAT IT WILL GO 200 MILES ON A CHARGE.THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE STATEMENT. THEY WILL NOT TELL YOU WHOSEBATTERIES THEY ARE USING. THE OTHER 3 ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLESON THE MARKET TODAY HAVE A RANGE OF 60-80 MILES. THE ZERO, THEBRAMMO, AND A MOTORCYCLE THAT IS MANUFACTURED IN OAKLAND,CALIF. TWO YEARS AGO, I RODE THE LIGHTER-WEIGHT ZEROMOTORCYCLE, AND IT IS EXTREMELY QUIET AND EXCITING. THEACCELERATION IS VERY RAPID. I ALSO RODE THE MOTORCYCLE FROMOAKLAND. IT’S MORE LIKE A JAPANESE BIKE, HEAVIER AND NOT ASRAPID ACCERELATION. BRAMMO ELECTRIC DID SOME TEST MARKETINGIN BEST-BUY STORES LAST YEAR AND WAS NOT TOO SUCCESSFUL.POLARIS BOUGHT THE BRAMMO COMPANY, AND THEY ALSO BOUGHTTHE GEM COMPANY (MANUFACTURER OF GOLF CARTS) FROM GENERALMOTORS TWO YEARS AGO.
Tac Motors / BrazilThe Stark – MotoCzyszImagine barreling through the Amazonian rainforest with machetes flailing fromthe windows of your off-road rig, and just as youre about to kick the vehicle intolow gear, you pause to consider the impact of your vehicles exhaust (amongother things) on the delicate ecosystem around. Fortunately for eco-minded folks,Portland-based EV manufacturer MotoCzysz -- creator of the wicked E1pcelectric motorcycle -- plans to allay some of those concerns with its all-electriceStark SUV. For the basis of the vehicle, the company has turned to Brazilianauto manufacturer TAC Motors. The two partners will work together to integrateMotoCyzyszs electric D1g1tal Dr1ve powertrain into otherwise diesel-thirstyStark SUVs. Naturally, theyll also need to fill it with a healthy battery pack,whichll undoubtedly weigh down the otherwise plasticky carriage. Currently, thecompanies plan to manufacturer 3,600 eStark SUVs, which the partners hope tosell in Brazil and North America. Dont count on taking the eStark onto thefreeway anytime soon, though -- the high cost of US safety certifications will likelykeep this one away from city streets.
DIGITAL DRIVE FOR THE STARKThe patent pending D1G1TAL DR1VE achieves an unmatched level ofintegration never before available, making it the simplest and most completesolution for any company manufacturing electric vehicles.Utilizing the Remy HVH motor, the D1G1TAL DR1VE starts with proven motortechnology that delivers industry-leading torque and power density and has overa billion miles of proven reliability. A proprietary compact IGBT-based controlleris bundled with all necessary high voltage components and is mounted on ananti-vibration chassis within the unit. Up to 1150 N-m of torque is deliveredthrough a gear-driven final drive and built-in differential. The entire system uses apatent pending cooling and lubrication system, delivering winning results inintense international competition.The D1 is slated for delivery in Q2 of 2011, for under $8999. Additional models,including a high performance version, are currently under development. TAC Motors selects the D1g1tal Dr1ve for their upcoming Stark
FlyboI SAW THIS VEHICLE AT THE GUANGZHOU, CHINA EXPO IN JULY 2012.CORRESPONDENCE WAS MADE BETWEEN MR. KING AT email@example.com. MR. KING CLAIMED THERE WAS AN ORDER OF 30 UNITSFROM THE USA BUT WOULD NOT DISCLOSE WHO PURCHASED THEM.THE VEHICLE IS WAY UNDERPOWERED AND HAS A 48V INSTEAD OF 72V.Technical Specification EEC NO. e11*2002/24*1225*00Person Quantity 2 Dimensions FB-EV01Dimension(L*W*H) 2295*1330*1720mmWheelbase 1595mm Tread front/rear 1030/1050mmCurb Weight 550kg Payload 200kgFront/Rear axle F/R 265/471 kg Electric MotorType Separated excited DC motorPower 3.1 KW Rate Voltage 48 VRated Current 100A Rated Torque 8.28 NmRated Rotate speed 3600 r/minBattery Type Lead-acid gel maintenance-free batteryBattery Life Recharging for 500 timesDistance per Charge 60kmMax Speed 40km/hTire 145/70R12
MOON BUGGY 1DUE TO THE UNSAFE UTILITY TERRAN VEHICLES (UTV’S), I DESIGNED AUTV THAT WAS 12 INCHES WIDER AND APPROXIMATELY 4-6 INCHESLOWER THAN MOST UTV’S GIVING THE VEHICLE A LOWER CENTER OFGRAVITY (CG). WITH A LOWER CG, OF COURSE, THE VEHICLE IS MUCHSAFER. THE 12 INCH WIDTH STRIP IS BETWEEN THE TWO SEATS FROMFRONT TO BACK. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO PUT BATTERIES FORAN ELECTRICAL VEHICLE.It was learned last week that Federal safety officials are investigating theYamaha Rhino, which has been linked to 30 deaths. The Consumer ProductSafety Commission (CPSC) decision to investigate the Yamaha Rhino wasbased on accident and death reports involving the vehicle as well as the highnumber of product liability suits that have been filed by people who claim theywere injured using this product. Unlike another class of off-roaders all terrainvehicles (ATV’s), are subject to safety standards. The Consumer Product SafetyCommission has not set safety standards for vehicles like the Rhino, which itclassifies as a utility terrain vehicle, or UTV.Off-road vehicles are involved in hundreds of accidents every year, critics say theYamaha Rhino is even more likely to be involved in one particular type of mishap- rollover accidents. Critics allege that the Yamaha Rhino is top heavy and it hastires that are extremely narrow.
Moon BuggyTHE MOON BUGGY WAS CONTRACTED WITH A STUDENT FROM ARTCENTER COLLEGE IN PASADENA. ART CENTER COLLEGE IS FAMOUSFOR AUTOMOBILE DESIGN. THEY CLAIM FIFTY PERCENT OFAUTOMOBILES IN THE WORLD ARE DESIGNED BY THEIR GRADUATES.THE NEW VOLKSWAGEN IS A GOOD EXAMPLE.THIS VEHICLE IS APPROXIMATELY 12 INCHES WIDER THAN THE UTV’STHAT ARE SOLD BY KAWASAKI, POLARIS AND YAMAHA. DUE TO THEMANY ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS FROM THE UTV’S OVERTURNING,MAKING THE VEHICLE 12 INCHES WIDER SOLVES TWO PROBLEMS: ITGIVES LOWER CENTER OF GRAVITY, AND IT GIVES A PLACE FOR THEBATTERIES FOR THE ELECTRICAL VEHICLE BETWEEN THE SEATSINSTEAD OF PLACING THEM UNDER THE SEATS.
Renault TWIZYEuropeans have really taken a liking to Renault’s electric offerings, with Germanyin particular registering impressive sales figures, for niche cars like EVs. Duringthe first five months of the year, more than 1000 Twizys have been sold inGermany - a large chunk of the 4,500 total European sales figure.It is also worth noting that, according to www.goingelectric.de, the Germancustomers preferred the more powerful, faster and more expensive version of theTwizy in the detriment of the 45 km/h version which costs €6,990 ($8,600). The80 km/h version costs slightly more, at €8,490 ($10,500), but it seems that it isthe better choice of the two. Even after factoring in the cost of the battery rentalprogram, which detracts between €50 - €75 ($62 - $93) from your bank accountevery month, the car is still a good deal, as running costs are insignificantly low.
MY ELECTRIC VEHICLE (MEV), LONDON, UKIt was no wonder that when GM decided to sell off Hummer many parties wereinterested in licensing the ‘look’. In some countries, such as China, a Hummer isstill a status symbol. But all bids fell through, money could not be secured and inthe midst of it all a small company called MEV, My Electric Vehicle, securedGM’s official licensed product Hummer seal of approval. They proceeded to takewhat was wrong with the Hummer, notably size and poor efficiency and reducedit to the max…quite literally!There was no way that the Hummer could have been electrified efficientlyretaining its size; Raser Technologies tried and failed to market the productcompetitively. So when MEV decided to shrink wrap the HX Concept packagingaround their 2 seater golf cart platform a little magic happened. Not only was theissue of size and weight addressed but the outdated and much criticised poorfuel consumption eradicated. What you end up with in MEV’s HX™ and HX-T™is the best of both worlds really, the fun ‘bling’ looks of the Hummer and arelatively guilt-free electric vehicle. Yes we know not all electric cars are clean,but anything is better than 10 mpg + toxic emissions.
MARSHELL DN-4F/DN-4CMARSHELL IS ONE OF TOP ELECTRIC CAR MANUFACTURERS IN CHINA,WHICH HAS CAPACITY FOR FRAME, FIBER GLASS, PAINTING, INJECTIONMOULD. TOOLING MOULD IS MADE IN HOUSE, AT THE TWO FACTORIESIN GUANGDONG AND SHANGHAI; BASED ON STRONG QUALITYCONTROL PROCESS AND PRODUCTION CAPACITY, MARSHELL WILL BEYOUR BEST PARTNER IN CHINA FOR ELECTRIC CAR BUSINESS.I CORRESPONDED WITH KAREN AND VERA OF MARSHELL CO. AND E.J.JOO OF VCTECH MOTORS IN SOUTH KOREA. VCTECH MANUFACTURESAC MOTORS WHICH ARE DISTRIBUTED WORLDWIDE AND IN THE USA TOTHE GOLF CART INDUSTRY. THE MARSHELL VEHICLE IS WAYUNDERPOWERED AND UNDER VOLTAGE. I AM LOOKING AT THEPOSSIBILITY OF VCTECH SUPPLYING A MOTOR AND CONTROLLER ANDINSTALLING IT IN THE MARSHELL VEHICLES. IT WILL BE EITHER A 5.6 OR7 KW MOTOR. I WOULD HOPE THERE WILL BE ROOM FOR A 72VBATTERY SYSTEM. IF THIS OCCURS, I WOULD FLY TO SHANGHAI TOTEST THE VEHICLES.
THE NEMESIS BY SUPERLITE CARSThe Nemesis is an ideal track-day car for driving schools, individuals and drivingclubs. Powered by the popular and reliable Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 cc engine(and now, with VW 2.0 power as an option), the car has an incredible power-to-weight ratio that, like all Superlite cars, combines with advanced suspensiondesign for great handling, and fast track speed. In fact, the suspension on theNemesis was designed from the ground up with maintenance in mind, so eachcorner has identical components (they are just flipped to mount on the otherside). This simple design makes it less expensive to repair a damaged car, asonly one set of part numbers needs to be stocked.The Nemesis holds an International Design award from the Chicago Athenaeum:Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for ArchitectureArt Design and Urban Studies. This prestigious award was also shared with newAston Martin One-77 Sports car, and Mercedes Benz SLR Stirling Moss edition.They are the world’s most prestigious global awards for new product design.The award-winning Nemesis is more than just great design and performance.Safety was a prime consideration in the design and manufacture of the car.Because of the exoskeletal design, the chassis features superior front, side &rear protection. The chassis also features integrated a large, tall roll hoop withrear stay, at a height that even NBA stars won’t exceed, making ideal for drivingschools that see a very wide range of drivers. Other safety features includecollapsible steering column, centralized fuel tank with optional fuel cell, over-sized brakes & a cooling system that is behind the driver, so burns from coolantleaks- even in a crash- are a thing of the past.Quick to Build. The kit is designed and supplied with mounting brackets andvirtually all parts required to complete the vehicle. Just add engine package.