The Technical University Munich (TUM) feels elated for presenting the motherland with its first custom-build electric car, the aCar. The developers claim this electric car is unlike any other as far as design specifications meeting the stamina and duty-hardy the continent demands of a vehicle.
From the outlook, you will be forgiven for thinking the aCar is just another over-glorified golf cart. Functionally, it is actually a two passenger pickup with four-wheel drive and running on a 20kWh battery.
TUM says the aCar is intended for the rural residents in remote areas with poor roads network. Professor Markus Lienkamp, the head of the TUM Chair of Automotive Technology says, the aCar’s 20 kWh battery gives the vehicle a 80 kilometers coverage on a single full charge.
aCar is fitted with a solar panel on its roof to recharge the battery during the day. In addition to that, users also have the option of connecting to the wall power outlet, with which the battery fully recharges in 7 hours.
TUM says the vehicle was primarily designed to transport passengers and cargo; it has a load capacity of one ton. …read more