Wednesday, 11 August 2010
TREXA EV Reveals Open Source Electric Vehicle Platform TREXA EV Provides An Electric Vehicle Core For Third-Party Body Designs
third-party developers can design their own vehicles.ย The TREXA EV
Platform contains a battery, motor and
drivetrain that allows designers to create their own auto body for
this fully functional electric vehicle.
While the concept behind TREXA's EV Platform is not new, TREXA may be
the first to bring it to market.ย GM had planned a functional core
skateboard chassis for their HyWire hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, where
customers could upgrade and swap auto bodies while using the same
powerhouse chassis.ย TREXA EV's target customers aren't end users,
however, they're targeting third party vehicle developers who would
leave the electric vehicle technical know-how to TREXA, and focus
instead on styling, comfort and aerodynamics.
The TREXA EV platform is both modular and tweakable, as the various
performance statistics of the TREXA can be modified to fit the need of
the developer's vehicle.ย The standard TREXA electric vehicle will be
capable of 0 to 60mph in 8 seconds on its way to a top speed of
100mph.ย The standard TREXA's range is 105 miles with a 4-hour recharge
time, but each of these details can be tweaked– a larger battery
can provide a larger range, while switching to a slower acceleration
will conserve battery use as well.
When will TREXA's electric vehicle platform get an official launch?ย
The details are not yet available, but we're hoping this kind of
technology arrives in the very near future– its existence alone
could spin the automobile industry on its head.