(VIDEO) EO by DFKI, the most advanced electric car

28/02/2012
Much more than a designer concept this is a prototype developped by engineers at the DFKI (Bremen Robotics Innovation Center) in partnership with the local University of Mathematics and Computing.

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To summarize the smart electric city vehicle EO takes some of the technologies of all the best concepts that we have seen until now: between the GM EN-V (autonomous vehicle) the Hiriko (foldable), the Nissan Pivo (90° pivoting wheels), Dock + GO (a "trailer can be anchored to the vehicle to accommodate more passengers and provide greater autonomy) the Lumeneo Smera (and its tilting system)… Additionaly it also features the platooning technology!

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So here is for the outline of this electric vehicle that could definitely be a solution to urban traffic.

In detail: the EO has two seats and only weighs 700kg despite all the technologies in features. It is powered by four in-wheel 4kW motors, which allow a maximum speed limited to 55kph.

In addition to the innovations presented above, the EO offers smart charging in convoy mode, vehicles attached to the convoy can automatically recharge a depleted battery.

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I let you discover the animation and initial testing of the prototype below.

No deadline has been revealed for a market launch, but objectively it will take at least 10 years before we can see such a vehicle on our roads.

The EO will be displayed at the CeBIT in Hannover from March 6 to 10th.

Par Technologic Vehicles
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