The University of Western Australia
 Robotics & Automation Lab   
 Automotive Lab   

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The second REV plug-in electric conversion project was started in 2009. It is a four-wheel, two-seater high-performance car, based based on a Lotus Elise S2, 2002 model. The car has undergone extensive alteration to accomodate batteries, wiring, motor and associated instrumentation.

Project stage 1: March - Oct. 2009: removal of ICE components, installation of electric motor, controller, batteries: drivable car


Base Vehicle: 2002 Lotus Elise S2, manual, 2-seater
Drivetrain: 5sp manual. rear wheel drive.
Controller: UQM Powerphase75, 75kW
Batteries: 100 ThunderSky Lithium Ion Phosphate LFP60AHA 3.2V
Voltage: 320 V
Capacity: 19 kWh
Max current, power: 180A, 54kW
Charger: Brusa NLG5
Charging Time: 8.5 hours (full charge)
Range: 130 km
Top Speed: 200+ km/h (estimate)
Seating: 2 passengers, 2 doors
Curb Weight 850 kg (780kg petrol car)
Computer/DAQ: Automotive PC
Instrum./Display: Touchscreen LCD
Bat. Management:
Neubronner Electronics
Black Box: UWA Development

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    Professor Dr. Thomas Bräunl, UWA EECE, 35 Stirling Hwy., Perth Crawley WA6009, Australia, +61 8 6488 3897