OwnerPeter Pudney
LocationAdelaide, South Australia Australia map
Vehicle2005 Trev
Two-seater Renewable Energy Vehicle. A 300 kg trike designed and built by students at the University of South Australia, and driven around the world in 2010 by Team Trev.
Motor Brushless DC
Vectrix scooter motor, 7 kW continuous, 20 kW peak.
DrivetrainVectrix scooter rear end.
Semikron SKAI IGBT power stage, custom control stage.
Batteries35 Kokam 100 Ah, 130.00 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
35 large polymer cells in series.
System Voltage130 Volts
DC/DC ConverterVicor
InstrumentationCustom, fanless PC running Linux, LCD display.
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Range120 Miles (193 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile100 Wh/Mile
62 Wh/km recharge energy, measured during a 3000 km drive across Australia from Darwin to Adelaide in the 2007 World Solar Challenge. Cruising speed was 80 - 90 km/h.
EV Miles
Current:35,000 Miles (56,315 Kilometers)
    As of 8/15/2013
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight720 Pounds (327 Kilograms)
Tub chassis is made from folded aluminium-foil honeycomb boards with kevlar and fibreglass skins, polystyrene foam body with fibreglass skin, acrylic canopy.
TiresMichelin 165-65R14 low energy
Conversion Time6 months
Conversion Cost$40000

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