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Aussie solar car R&D platform to showcase next year in Michigan

Melbourne-based electric vehicle technology startup EVX has announced it will be exhibiting its solar car technology development platform at one of the largest electric vehicle technology events in the world the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Expo next year in Michigan mid-September 2016. EVX was an exhibitor at the SEMA Show 2015 in Las Vegas last month with invaluable market feedback which has assisted in refining the strategic direction of the company. EVX’s ultimate vision is to make self-sufficient vehicles the future of transportation.

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 competing in the World Solar Challenge for decades. The R&D is led by electric vehicle expert Dr Clint Steele overseeing a group of engineering students and graduates from Swinburne University of Technology.

EVX is currently working on commercialising the world's first road legal solar electric sports car, the Immortus, as well as associated spin-off technologies from a concurrent engineering R&D platform.

Co-Founder & CEO of EVX Barry Nguyen states “Since EVX’s USA roadshow last month which included exhibiting at the SEMA Show 2015, attending the Re.Work Conference on disrupting transportation in San Francisco and receiving invaluable advice from technology startup veterans in Silicon Valley, we now have consolidated our path to commercialisation. We have also developed useful contacts to individuals who are willing to help us pilot some of spin off technologies from solar car platform to large corporations associated with transportation in North America.”

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 post-apocalyptic movies, the Immortus is designed to exhibit a toughness that no other car has: endurance.”

Whilst designing the Immortus, EVX has identified several potential commercialisable spin-off technologies. These include:

  • Integrated upright system also known as the ‘hybrid retrofit kit’ - enabling current petrol cars, light trucks and fleet vehicles to be converted from being petrol powered to plug-in hybrid. In addition, the kit can increase acceleration after braking and turn 2 wheel drive vehicles into all wheel drive.

  • Lightweight air cooled battery box with multi-industry applications

  • Regenerative shock absorber technology - recharging batteries from absorbing the bumps on the road with also multi-industry applications.

EVX has recently released an official YouTube channel for new developments and further information about the company: