UQM was a grant recipient under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and Vice President Joe Biden attended the grand opening.
The Caliber ReEV incorporates a UQM traction motor, as well as a UQM generator, and is one of a number of products being utilized in FEV customer projects.
The Caliber ReEV is an internal development project designed to show FEV’s full spectrum of capabilities in hybrid engineering. The vehicle was first shown at the 2009 SAE World Congress.
The Caliber ReEV concept is one of several new hybrid vehicle technologies that are being developed in FEV’s Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Development Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The ReEV propulsion system was developed entirely by FEV, including:
– Performance modeling and simulations
– Component selection and procurement
– Design, analysis and packaging
– High Voltage system architecture, development and integration
– Hybrid controls and powertrain development and testing
– Complete vehicle integration
– Vehicle exhaust and evaporative emission calibration
– Overall vehicle calibration, testing and validation
– NVH optimization
The ReEV propulsion system employs a 1.0L, 3-cylinder, 4 valve engine that is mated to a UQM PowerPhase 75 generator that provides 41kW of continuous power in extended-range mode, with a peak power of 75kW. The energy storage system consists of a 20 kW-h liquid-cooled Lithium Ion battery pack that operates at 346V, with a Delphi DC/DC converter. A UQM PowerPhase 125EX traction motor powers the wheels.
Performance statistics for the demonstrator vehicle include:
– All-Electric Range – 40 miles
– 0 – 60 mph time – 8.3 seconds
– Top Speed – 84 mph