Sunday, February 10, 2008

Meet Trev: a 2-seater, 3-wheeled Electric Car

Trev Two-Seat Lithium ion Electric Travels for 2¢ a Mile

"Staff and students at the University of South Australia have designed and built an electric car that can go from 0-60 in under 10 seconds and can travel nearly 100 miles on a single charge, it's called Trev and it's quite an achievement."

This electric car has been designed with similar technologies to those used for solar racing cars, but for use in urban daily commuting. The passenger seat behind the driver gives it good aerodynamics and balance and the lightweight construction means the whole car only weighs 300 kg. The lithium ion battery powers the rear drive wheel and the car is capable of 0-100km/h in under 10 seconds, a top speed of 120 km/h and 150 km of city driving before recharging.

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