FEV Develops 40kW Range-Extender Unit for Electric Vehicles
In brief: FEV, Inc., who develops advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, has built an auxiliary power unit (APU) and coupled it with a small, 3-cylinder engine for use as a range extender in electric vehicles.
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The unit is a generator which can be used in a variety of vehicle applications and was announced at the 2010 SAE Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego, California.
FEV is well-known for their range-extended concept vehicles, especially the Hummver H3 conversion deubted in 2009.
This new APU is designed as a compact, easily-installed range-extension power source for electric vehicles, putting up to 40kW of power into the vehicle's power storage and propulsion systems.
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Interesting step forward for this OEM supplier.
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