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.

FVT Racing

Vehicle name: eVaro

Fuel(s): Electric, gasoline

Class*: Alternative

*The Alternative class is “An outlet for innovation, with fewer performance & design Restrictions.”

eVaro

Key Technology

eVaro 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.

Goal

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."

Leader

Not available

Financial backing

Not available

External links

  • Home page: FVT

Previous Automotive X-Prize Profiles:
Team Adiabatic
AMP
Aptera
Avion Car Company
BDCOTSRUS
Enertia Motors
Gaia Transport
Lightning Hybrids
OptaMotive
Physics Lab of Lake Havasu
Red Light Racing
Velozzi Vehicles

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