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27th May 2014
Green Automotive Company (OTCQB:GACR) announces that its European based subsidiary, Liberty Electric Cars, has successfully completed the build of the first fully functioning example of “DELIVER” – an electric delivery vehicle funded by the European Commissions’ 7th Framework Programme which brings together ten partner companies from across Europe. DELIVER will have its world Premiere at FISITA World Automotive Congress, which starts on 2nd June 2014 in Maastricht (NL).
The DELIVER project started in November 2011 with the goal to reduce the environmental impact in urban areas by 40 % and thus design and construct an electric light commercial vehicle which perfectly combines the needs of inner city traffic with the advantages of electric vehicles.
The result is a light weight commercial vehicle of 2,200 kg GVW and a payload of 700 kg, with a host of innovative features for the delivery driver and 18% additional capacity when compared with today’s vans of a similar wheelbase. The concept deploys the latest electric vehicle technologies with its fully electric drive train featuring in-wheel motors with 2-speed transmission and 80 prismatic Li-NMC cells in its battery pack to increase energy efficiency and total range. The vehicle perfectly meets the demands of today’s busy delivery drivers. Thanks to its flexible ergonomic cabin concept and removal of the B pillar on the kerb side, there is a decrease in both workload and the duration of the delivery process itself.
The ability for the driver to easily exit the vehicle on the kerb side not only minimises walking distances around the vehicle, but improves driver safety. The “Walk in door” concept reduces potential obstacles caused by the door sills. With a minimum range of 100 km and a top speed of 100 km/h, DELIVER represents an attractive proposition for light commercial vehicles with urban and intra urban applications such as postal, parcel, supermarket and city council service operations.
After executing a broad conceptual design study which started by establishing initial design specifications and continued right through to the detailed virtual performance assessment of the final fully electric vehicle concept, a driving demonstrator concept vehicle was built by Liberty Electric Cars to demonstrate as many of the new vehicle innovations as possible. Liberty Electric Cars, chosen to participate because of its extensive experience in electric commercial vehicle engineering, were nominated Chief Engineers of the design of the vehicle and played a key role in the development of the battery, the battery management system and the integration of all the vehicle electrical systems in the development of this vehicle.
An extended testing phase on the test tracks at the Aldenhoven Testing Center, RWTH Aachen University’s new testing ground, enabled the project partners to analyse performance indicators such as energy efficiency, dynamic & static structural performance, active & passive safety, ergonomics or range.
The project, which is co-funded by the European Commission as part of the European Green Vehicles Initiative, is coordinated by Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) of RWTH Aachen University and gathers ten partners from across Europe, including major OEMs, research partners and cities’ representatives. The consortium comprises Fiat (IT), Volkswagen (DE), Liberty Electric Cars (UK), Michelin (CH), Polis Network (BE), SP – Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SE), HPL Prototypes (UK) as well as CADEM (TR) und Mobit (TR).
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20th March 2014
Green Automotive Company has entered into a partnership with one of the largest wildlife reserves in the world, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya and the Royal College Of Art in London to create the all electric Safari Vehicle of the Future. Liberty Electric Cars, thanks to its leading electric vehicle design and engineering accomplishments, will be responsible for the overall project management, development of the electric drive train and integration with the unique body structure.
Design ideas and styling of the vehicle are being developed at the Royal College of Art (RCA), the world’s leading postgraduate centre for vehicle design. The aim is to create an all- electric solution that will allow silent safaris with zero emissions and which can travel off-road with a minimum foot-print. An improved cabin to sit in, with an all round uninterrupted line of sight should make visitors feel as if they are on foot or horseback and close to nature. Visitors should be able to experience the fascinating flora and fauna with all their senses and get the most out of their Safari Tour.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is using Crowdfunding to finance the project. The first tranche of $50,000 will guarantee the design of the vehicle whereas the second tranche of $100,000 will allow the creation of the first prototype. If you are interested in being part of developing the electric safari vehicle of the future, then visit the www.indiegogo.com website.
19th March 2014
How It Works speaks to CEO of Liberty Electric Cars and www.goingreen.co.uk Ian Hobday about the latest EV products and technologies.
Who are liberty and what are its aims?
Liberty Electric Cars have, in the UK, three fundamental parts to its business. We design and develop drivetrains for our own use and for clients including major OEM’s (Original Equipment Manufacturer). We also take care of electric vehicles already in the market place and we own Going Green which is the largest retailer of electric cars in the UK and is famous for its G-Wiz.
How do your cars work?
A zero emission electric car is powered by a lithium battery. Lithium chemistry can range from low energy density to high energy density. Any fire risk will always be a factor of 10 less than a gasoline car due to lower energy density. This will catch up over time but the reality is, petrol cars are more dangerous than electric cars ever will be.
The battery pack takes electricity from the national grid and the best way to charge it is overnight. Energy is transferred to the motor by a sophisticated controlling system. This makes sure energy is given in the right quantity for the vehicle’s conditions. Torque is available from zero but a gearbox is located to help rev range performance and uphill demands. My personal belief is that today, electric cars are much more suited to business use than consumer use. Business use starts and ends at the same place everyday so charging is regular and frequent.
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11th February 2014
Green Automotive Company (OTCQB: GACR), today announced that its UK subsidiary Liberty Electric Cars has launched its widely acclaimed program for the support of all types of electric vehicles known as Liberty E-Care in France.
Liberty pioneered the aftermarket care of electric vehicles with the introduction of its “E-Care” program in the UK in 2011. Initially looking after Modec electric trucks, it was quickly expanded to cover many other EVs including the G-Wiz, Ford Transit E-Connect, Citroen EV1, I-Moving range, and others.
Based around a combination of mobile technicians and back to base intervention, the E-Care team can repair almost any make of electric vehicle. Their work includes the refurbishment of EV batteries, which can extend the working life of the car, van or truck without incurring the cost of battery replacement.
The E-Care program has now been launched in France, headed by Simon Hedley and based just North of Paris. The launch customer is Deret Transporteur, a leading French transport and logistics company who pioneered the use of electric vans for inner city deliveries and signed a two-year support agreement with E-Care to provide back-up for their fleet of 52 Modec Electric Delivery vehicles. Other Modec users have also signed up, and Simon now expects to roll the program out to cover other makes and models of electric vehicles: “Since introducing E-Care, we’ve had a number of enquiries from other European countries to provide support, including Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Netherlands, and it seems our ability to refurbish key EV components like batteries is part of a winning formula across Europe” said Simon.
Ian Hobday, CEO of Green Automotive: “This is a first step to rolling out our E-Care program globally, in a demand led fashion. We do some pretty unique things in the world of EV repair, all of which helps reduce total cost of ownership. I’m sure that if our E-Care program works in the UK, France and other European countries then it must work globally. We expect to open E-Care in California shortly, leveraging the skills in our Newport Coachworks business, and providing a support structure for the sales of our E-Patriot electric shuttle bus.”
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