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Trexa electric vehicle development platform

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by domenick, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. domenick

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    Tired of electric vehicle designs that don't quite flip your buttons? How about you develop your own starting with a lithium-powered all-wheel-drive platform from Trexa.

    trexa-platform-qtr-630.jpg

    I've got a little more technical info than what's in the post. Let me know if you want more specs.
     
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    How much?
     
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    Regarding the price Trexa says, "The platform price varies depending on the number of features selected. (Trexa plans to release specific pricing later this year.)"

    I expect it's expensive but it comes with a developer's kit which includes CAD models and interface hardware among other things.
     
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    TREXA Unveils New Enertube Prototype

    http://inhabitat.com/?p=237246


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    #7 TEG, Apr 11, 2011
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    There was an earlier thread about their previous platform:

    Trexa electric vehicle development platform

    Edit: moderators have merged the two threads so you can see their old rendering and their new prototype.
    Quite a change from the concept to the execution.


    Note, that tube doesn't seem big enough to hold a lot of battery capacity. When they say 'scalable' do they have plans to add more battery capacity in parallel tubes or something like that?
     
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    Given that the image of the "old chassis" is just a rendering, it's not surprising that it looks more finished than something they actually built.
     
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    #9 domenick, Apr 12, 2011
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    AutoblogGreen also has some bigger pictures in the gallery accompanying their Enertube post. Also, expect to hear more from them before too long.
     
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    Some other concept renderings they did a while back:
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    Ah, OK. Fatter tubes if you want more range.

    Those don't seem to be 18650s in there.
     
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    why not add more tubes in parallel?
     
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    Whether or not this is important, this platform makes battery switching impossible.
     
  14. ernst

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    Battery switching impossible? Maybe not, empty stick out fresh stick in.
     
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    So, umm, where does the body attach to this thing? Attaching along the spine is not seem structurally sound.
     
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    Hmm:
    Trexa Enertube EV Chassis - Engadget Galleries
    4-13-11-trexa-example-application.jpg
     

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