The Electric Vehicle Symposium 23 (EVS-23) in Anaheim, California offers many noteworthy debuts from the manufacturers. The conference runs from December 2-5, 2007 and is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Most notable are three ZEV’s that are being announced, a solar carport and a follow-up to Exxon’s announcement about their thin film polymer for lithium ion batteries that I had talked about yesterday.
So, here’s the scoop right from the horse’s mouths about what will be unveiled at the EVS-23 conference:
The Vectrix Corporation will unveil a three-wheel ZEV at EVS23. Seen for the first time in North America, the three-wheeler has patented twin front wheels that grasp the road as you corner, offering the agility of a scooter and the safety and stability of a small car. At low speeds, this bike is stable and allows you to remain upright without ever having to put your feet down. It reaches a top speed of 62 mph, goes 0-50 MPH in 5.2 seconds, has a lithium ion battery and travels 40-60 miles on a single charge.
The new E-Offroad by SwissBikeboard is debuting, which combines features of an ATV and mountain bike. Designed to stimulate the user’s awareness of their environment, the lightweight aluminum frame attaches to a stable platform and three wheels complete with double disk brakes and a Rear Shock suspension system for easy maneuverability. The powerful motor can take on hills with inclines up to 15-percent and go for 30 miles on two batteries.
The Tanfield Group is announcing the US launch of the world’s first high-performance, all-electric truck; and also unveiling plans for what will probably be America’s biggest electric vehicle production facility.
Envision Solar is taking its solar carport (LifePort) to EVS 23 and officially launching it on Public Day, Sunday, December 2. Envision is also an exhibitor at the show.
ExxonMobil has developed new film technologies that are expected to significantly enhance the power, safety and reliability of lithium-ion batteries, thereby helping speed the adoption of these smaller and lighter batteries into the next wave of lower-emission vehicles. These new film technologies for lithium-ion batteries have the potential to improve the energy efficiency and affordability of next generation hybrid and electric vehicles