ECM Faculty Focus
The REV (Renewable Energy Vehicle) Project has recently had the first two Electric Vehicle Recharge Points installed in the Motorola Building Carpark. This will allow the REV vehicles to charge off-peak overnight and be ready for evaluation drives during the day.
After successfully completing the REV Eco conversion in 2008, the REV team, led by Associate Professor Thomas Bräunl and Dr Kamy Cheng, is now working on the conversion of a Lotus Elise.
The Renewable Energy Vehicle (REV) project was re-started in January 2008. Housed in its new home, the ground floor laboratory of the Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (EECE) Building, the project scope has changed somewhat, with the team now looking at developing zero-emission, pure electric drive vehicles. The hydrogen component of the original project scope has been dropped, as plug-in electric cars are likely to make this technology obsolete.
Contacts: Thomas Braunl, Kamy Cheng.