Wavecrest’s Electric Pacemaker EVWORLD COM

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Wavecrest’s Electric Pacemaker

I have guessed what was in when Gary Gloceri glossary) asked me to get in the passenger so he could drive Wavecrest’s blue smart roadster. He to show me how the car performs. Until moment, I thought I was doing a job racing up and down the little Hills industrial park off Road and Highway 59 north of Not knowing how far to push the car or myself, I the car. well like a

Gloceri was about to show me how his car in the hands of a professional automotive test driver and amateur car racer.

In the Belly of the Beast

I was in Detroit to attend the last competition and visit Wavecrest’s research lab. The Dulles, company developed the TidalForce of electric bicycle around its 750 hub motor, two of which we planned to away in a special drawing my visit. But I was also there to see hub motor-propelled DaimlerChrysler smart car in I’d seen the car on static at EVS 20 in Long Beach, California. had showed me a video of it motoring tree-lined streets resplendent autumn colors. They to let me drive it when I got to Detroit.

at precisely 9 AM, I was greeted by a sign in the lobby, Welcome Bill EV World. It was a nice touch, as was the young lady behind the desk. Heather Buschbacher later do the honors of pulling the names for our Ride the Wave from a specially-purchased glass

She introduced me to Gary Gloceri, who me into the conference room, boasts video conferencing its Dulles, Virginia headquarters via a flat panel TV screen. He to bring me up to speed on developments in the since my last visit than a year ago. him I learned about management that suggest the company is to move beyond the recreational market and into the cut-throat of the auto industry. As part of plan, Roy Barbee, who was one of the early to Ballard, assumed the role of replacing General Wesley who resigned to run for President of the United

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In the summer of 2002, Barbee the Vehicle Systems Group and the Detroit research facility. He hired Richard Shaum, the head of DaimlerChrysler’s powertrain group to run it. The job of VSG would be to explore to integrate their hub motor into automobiles, an arena electric hub motor hopefuls tried to master, with success until now, M4 Technologies in Quebec and even Motors, who is counting on the technology to their Autonomy fuel car concept practical.

Electric hub motors are a great in principle. You move the motor out of the of the car to the wheels where you have to a huge amount of recapturable Gloceri estimated there’s as as 150-200 kW of energy that goes to waste everytime a car to a stop. He explained that the Insight hybrid recaptures about 25kW, just a over 10% of what’s theoretically Four-wheel electric hub motors capture far more during braking, though they to be sized accordingly and mated to a efficient energy storage most likely ultracapacitors.

At the Wavecrest smart demonstration car two 25 kW, air-cooled motors mounted on the axle, replacing the 90kW engine that comes in the model. NiMH battery and the controller are cramed into the formerly occupied by the IC engine. wasn’t willing to tell me batteries are in the car or how many kilowatts stuffed into it, but subsequent suggested the car might have a of 40 miles, though range is a subjective thing depending on habits, terrain, temperature, rolling resistance, etc.

He did explain that the company has yet a third division, Wavecrest Systems which will be its own electric vehicle battery at a facility in Florida. The chemistry be nickel metal hydride and the will be on power batteries for electric cars, rather energy batteries for EVs. decision appears to be driven by the of the marketplace. With the Zero Vehicle mandate as good as in California, the growth opportunities to be in hybrids for the moment.

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