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The Newly Developed EVDrive-Train™ product family to be Unveiled at SEMA show Nov 1-4 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. (November 1, 2011) – EVDrive has completed development of the first model of it’s all new EVDrive-Train family, an advanced electric drive system product family for electric and hybrid motorcycles, UTVs and other powersports vehicles, cars, vans, trucks, buses and RVs requiring 65 to over 1000HP. Proprietary EVDrive components, integration and software technology and Remy’s powerful world class electric primary-drive motor cores have been combined to create the EVDrive-Train model being shown at SEMA, one of the most complete electric drive system families available in the industry today. The EVDrive-Train product family and the 150kW-200HP/25kW-REX-100-mile (or 200HP peak drive, 25kW range extender for ~350 miles total range & 100 mile pure electric range or BEV) model installed in the OEM Michel MotorSports Gitano 2-seat sports car will be unveiled at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. Nov. 1-4, 2011, in Central Hall, Booths #21752 and #21754. A second version of this 200HP EVDrive-Train model will be available for conversion by authorized service centers for E46 series of BMW vehicles as shown on the EVDrive.com website. This distribution model insures a “near-OEM” quality installation for our customers where the company can offer up to a 2 year warranty on the EVDrive-Train system.
The EVDrive-Train™ was conceived from the perspective of performance without compromise, including the dynamics of vehicle handling via its ideal distribution of weight. The EVDrive Train is a set of integrated components engineered as a system – liquid cooled motor, controller and charging system mated with a high performance battery pack as its primary power source for the majority of the driving miles. The “secondary” power source is the REX or Range EXtender which delivers the average power needed for continuous highway travel using fuel for the times that the driving destination is beyond the battery range. Typical REX fuel tanks give the vehicle the same or more range than a typical ICE (internal combustion engine) powered vehicle.
EVDrive-Train achieves the highest performance to weight/volume system, easiest and quickest solution for any manufacturer and/or a conversion shop needing a high performance electric drive system.
“The EVDrive-Train is not just a new product, but the first model in a new family of products – either for OEM usage or for conversion of existing vehicles. We are proud to use one of the most tested electric motor core families on the market today, the Remy HVH250, as the EVDrive-Train primary drive liquid-cooled motor component of the 200HP EVDrive-Train model being displayed at SEMA. EVDrive is one of the first to offer a complete integrated, next generation hybrid electric drive system that supports/powers or required vehicle accessories and systems and offers “no compromises performance and range” for the vehicles it is installed in compared to ICE vehicles,” said CEO, Steve Tice.
“Scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2012, manufacturers and conversion shops can get their first look at the revolutionary EVDrive-Train installed in its first OEM installation in the Michel Motors and EVDrive booths at the 2011 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1-,” added Mr. Tice.
“The EVDrive-Train provides a simple powertrain solution for EV manufacturers. It is a complete, optimized electric drive solution that is easy to install. For the 200HP model of the EVDrive-Train, despite its small size, the Remy HVH 250 motor core inside of EVDrive’s custom compact optimized liquid cooling enclosure ensures that the EVDrive-Train makes no sacrifice in power and in concert with the EVDrive-Train other components, like the Range Extender, will not make any compromises in range as well. And, the Remy motor is backed by the security of over a billion miles of proven reliability,” said EVDrive’s CTO Bob Simpson.
New advantages that come with the EVDrive-Train include the level of engineering, completeness, ease and speed of adaptation and installation for EV manufacturers. The EVDrive-Train, as it afforded its first OEM, Michel Motors for its Gitano Rwd 2-seat sports car, allows manufacturers to dramatically reduce the design cycle and development budget and project risk necessary to incorporate a traditional system of individual components. The work has already been done for customers, so they can receive a sophisticated, quality “plug and play” system into their own chassis design.
The 200HP EVDrive-Train is a compact single drive solution that can take full advantages of existing manual transmissions, or use an optional electrically operated 2 speed compact planetary gearhead, producing up to a peak 1150 N-m/848ft-lbs of torque and 150kW/200HP of power with the Remy HVH 250 motor core. The 25kW REX – Range EXtender is EVDrive’s own proprietary design able to run on gas, LPG, ethanol, etc. using a single stage rotary engine and EVDrive’s own PMAC optimized generator/motor component. This powertrain product family and it’s key components are “Made in U.S.A”.
Finally, the EVDrive-Train’s integration provides the benefit of increased efficiency and safety for OEMs and conversion companies producing electric vehicles.
There is a full range of 65HP to 1000+HP EVDrive-Train models using different Remy motor cores currently in different stages of testing and design to suit the specific electric power needs of touring motorcycles, powersports vehicles, small commuting vehicles, larger luxury sedans, light-medium-heavy duty vans, trucks, buses and extreme super cars. The first model of the EVDrive-Train, the 200HP/25kW-REX-50mile model, is targeted for compact electric vehicles, luxury sport sedans and light duty vans and trucks.
About EVDrive/EDrive Inc.
EVDrive/EDrive is a design, engineering and low volume manufacturing firm that develops e-powertrains for new or the conversion of existing vehicles which yield “no compromises” when compared to their internal combustion engine designs. It has been developing its own systems, components and software, and focuses primarily on high performance electric drive systems in support of OEMs and vehicle conversion companies. EVDrive has installed this first model of its EVDrive-Train in the BMW E46 chassis which is performing better than the original vehicle with over 10,000 miles of trouble-free operation. Not only is this electric BMW325i now higher performance in every way, it is also being fueled 100% by sunlight, truly Net-Zero on energy! On the R&D lab/shop, a 5.6kW rooftop mounted and grid tied solar array delivers 15,000 miles worth of driving energy annually in the Portland Oregon area. The solar array puts its power onto the grid during on-peak time, where the BMW’s battery pack is charged during off-peak time at almost half the cost. With solar and “Time-Of-Use” power billing, a profit is made in addition to the 15000 miles of free driving that covers the cost of tire wear, which is the only real service the vehicle has after the conversion. Using a lower price point 65HP version of the EVDrive-Train family, EVDrive has also developed a motorcycle version of this powertrain technology for conversion of Honda CRF250R motocross bikes with no compromise in performance for use on real motocross tracks. This is the true enabler MX bike for Indoor/outdoor motocross parks in high density areas.
To learn more, visit the EVDrive website at http://EVDrive.com