Designing “The University of British Columbia Electric Car” with Foam-Fiberglass Structure and an AC Drive 770688
A space efficient, four seater, all Polyurethane foam-fiberglass, high performance city-highway electric car powered by a microprocessor controlled AC drive via modified automatic transmission has been designed in the University setting for expected higher energy density batteries. It is being tested with the available lead-acid batteries in the meantime. After tests and modifications on this prototype, resulting modified designs are to be proposed according to the scale desired, and materials commercially proposed according to the scale desired, and materials commercially feasible. With the increasing severe fuel shortage, and the development of better batteries, such an electric car seems the most likely successor to its internal combustion engine powered counterpart.