The Immortus is a limited edition bespoke solar electric sports car with on-board storage capacity. Inspired by the world portrayed in post-apocalyptic movies, the Immortus is designed to exhibit a toughness that no other car has: endurance. The ability to run on the power of the sun and store the energy for later use make it a car of practically infinite endurance. As long as the sun shines the Immortus lives…
To make such a sports car, the traditional approach to vehicle design is no longer valid. For this reason a new breed of automotive engineering design team was needed. The team that designed the Immortus is a mix of world solar challenge racers, with the experience of what it takes to drive a solar car across a continent, and world class advanced engineers in multiple disciplines – with expertise in engineering theory and practice, but not limiting habits from the current automotive industry.
The Immortus is radically unique and in a class of its’ own. Its endurance abilities outperforms all exotic sports cars on the planet.
The design of such a car has proved different from that of other cars on the road. The focus is on leanness of mass without compromising safety and full utilization of the sun’s energy to power the car.
The Immortus is a quarter ton 40kW composite roadster designed to carry two people with room for hand luggage. Fully laden it can take its 5m (16’5”) by 2m (6’7”) body from 0-100km/hr (62miles/hour) in less than 7 seconds. It has a combined battery and solar range of over 550km at an average of 85km/h and a top speed of over 150 km/h. Depending on certain conditions, it can run on an unlimited range on solar alone at over 60 km/h. The advanced aerodynamics and chassis design allow to feel and drive like a truly nimble and balanced sports car.
Other specifications include:
· Length 5 m
· Width 2.0 m
· Height 1.1 m
· Centre of Gravity Height 0.6 m
· Wheelbase 2.5 m
· Track 1.9 m
· Total panel area 7m2
· Cell efficiency 22%
· Cell type Silicon
· Battery capacity 10 kWh
· Cell type Lithium
· Peak output 2 x 20 kW
· Nominal output 2 x 1.25 kW
· Motor Type two hub motors (in the rear wheels)
With such a light body it exhibits remarkable nimbleness and response to driver input. Driving the car is an experience different from all other driving experiences.
This difference is due to both the unique physical characteristics of the car and the complete independence that comes from never need to refuel.
There is simply no other car of a comparable design and endurance on the road…
Melbourne based electric vehicle technology startup EVX (www.evxventures.com) has announced it will be exhibiting its scaled down model custom solar car and spinoff technologies at the world’s largest automotive speciality parts trade show in the world, the SEMA Show 2015 at Las Vegas Convention Center, USA in November.
EVX is a collaboration with the leading electric vehicle R&D group at Swinburne University of Technology and experienced local engineers who have designed and produced award winning solar racing cars. The engineering team at EVX is led by electric vehicle expert Dr Clint Steele.
Co-Founder & CEO of EVX Barry Nguyen said “Without government funding so far, we have made significant progress in our R&D and getting closer to turn our ambitious vision into a reality. With the strong leadership of Dr Clint Steele, we have succeeded in keeping our approach lean through working with final year engineering students and new graduate
Unlike the soulless and impractical nature of solar racers which have appeared in the World Solar Challenge for the past 25 years, EVX claims their solar car ‘The Immortus’ will be aesthetically pleasing, have true sports car performance and be able to make drivers completely independent, so they don’t need to rely on service station in certain environmental conditions.
“The Immortus is a limited edition bespoke sports car powered by the sun a world first in this category. Inspired by the world portrayed in postapocalyptic movies, the Immortus is designed to exhibit a toughness that no other car has: endurance.”