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.

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