The Engineer 21.05.12:

Company shows lightweight material for electric vehicles

The engineerA Danish company has demonstrated that a new lightweight material can help electric vehicles increase their range. This is published in The Engineer.

 

 

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ECOMove’s 400kg electric vehicle concept, QBEAK, has utilised a new composite material to help it achieve a 300km battery range, almost twice that of other electric vehicles.

The chassis of the QBEAK design was developed by UK-based chassis technology company Inrekor, which claims it can reduce the weight of core vehicle structures by 30 per cent.

Read more: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/design-engineering/news/company-shows-lightweight-material-for-electric-vehicles/1012657.article#ixzz1wlMD7mRu