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Automotive X-Prize Profile: FVT Racing
Over the next few months and at a casual, intermittent pace, I’m going to use this blog to profile official contenders in the Progressive Automotive X-Prize. I’ll provide links so interested readers can explore them further, and I encourage you to post your opinions of each contender, their technologies, and how you think they’ll do in this extraordinary competition.
This entry looks at FVT Racing (Future Vehicle Technologies) out of British Columbia, Canada.
Vehicle name: eVaro
Fuel(s): Electric, gasoline
*The Alternative class is “An outlet for innovation, with fewer performance & design Restrictions.”
eVaro stands for "electric Vehicle with advanced regeneration onboard", an acronym that rightly describes what FTV is hoping to achieve with the vehicle; namely, the eVaro is a series hybrid that will have a range of 100 miles on battery power, then "unlimited extended range" thanks to the company's proprietary onboard FVT gas generator. Additionally, they're claiming the eVaro achieves a top speed of 130 mph, 0-60 in under 5 seconds, and an MPGe over 135. Beyond this, little else is known about the eVaro.
FVT offers the following: "Our goal is to make a positive impact on Global warming by providing solutions to high emissions from transportation, and reducing the high cost of operating personal vehicles."
- Home page: FVT
Previous Automotive X-Prize Profiles:
Avion Car Company
Physics Lab of Lake Havasu
Red Light Racing
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