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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fully Charged Nemesis electric supercar

Robert goes for a test drive of the Nemesis electric supercar created by Ecotricity's Dale Vince. The car being driven in this video is the same Lotus based EV we have been following over the last year or so.

The car uses Prismatic Lithium ion cells that give a range of 150 miles. Motive power is provided by a pair of BLDC motors, one for each rear wheel, connected to the standard CV drive shafts with a reduction gear arrangement using Gilmer belts (hence the supercharger sound track). The motors are powered by a pair of UQM inverters.

Despite the fact the car uses BLDC motors, similar to those used in the Toyota Prius and Chevy Volt, the car doesn't have regenerative braking.

Be warned, the sound track features a very loud whine inside the cabin of the vehicle made by the Gilmer belt transmission in this car.

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