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UQM Drive System for Unofficial World EV Distance Record.

UQM Drive System for Unofficial World EV Distance Record.

EV Engineering sets an unofficial world distance record for an all-electric car of 1,172 miles within a 24 hour period

Australian-based EV Engineering uses the UQM PowerPhase SelectÆ electric propulsion system to power its fleet of all-electric EV Commodore passenger cars

EV Engineering has set an unofficial world distance record with its all-electric Holden Commodore passenger car propelled by a UQM electric propulsion system. The car was driven a total of 1,172 miles (1,886 kilometers) in 24 hours, traveling back and forth between Port Melbourne and Geelong, Australia.

This record-setting car and the entire fleet of EV Engineering’s proof-of-concept vehicles are powered by a UQM PowerPhase Select 145 electric drive system. The EV Engineering project converted a fleet of locally manufactured Holden Commodore passenger cars to proof-of-concept electric vehicles to demonstrate the technical viability and attractiveness to customers of a full-size electric car. If successful, technologies used in the project could be considered for possible future mass production.

The EV Engineering proof-of-concept vehicles have the ability to swap battery packs via stations created by infrastructure provider Better Place. The team swapped battery packs after completing each loop during this long-distance run.

UQM PowerPhase electric propulsion systems have been selected to power CODA Automotive passenger cars, the Audi A1 e-tron, Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric Phantom and fuel cell London Taxi pre-production test fleet vehicles. UQM is also powering Hino electric buses, Proterra electric composite transit buses, Electric Vehicles International all-electric medium-duty truck and walk-in delivery vans for UPS, and Boulder EV delivery vans for Federal Express.

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