TREXA’s skateboard electric vehicle platform concept has turned tubular.
The electric vehicle platform maker has revealed a new production prototype in conjunction with filing for a patent for the company’s Enertube tubular battery storage system.
The TREXA vehicle platform has been designed to be scaled up or down for various vehicular applications, and the heart of this system is the Enertube energy storage system.
TREXA plans to offer Enertube-based platforms in a range of diameters and lengths.
Enertube can be sized up or down along with the chassis size to create a whole range of electric vehicles, from 7kWh of storage capacity for a small city electric vehicles to 100 kWh for a big Class 8 truck.
The Enertube battery storage system can come unplugged from the platform without removing the vehicle’s body.
TREXA has formed an alliance with a large publicly-traded specialty vehicle manufacturer to commercialize the platform and Enertube technology. TREXA is also exploring electric racing in connection with a major auto racing league. In addition, the company is working with the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute to develop advanced functionality platforms for government and agricultural applications. The company plans to make specific announcements about its developer and supplier relationships in the coming months.
The first TREXA vehicle platforms will be shipped to customers for evaluation in May.[source: TREXA][wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]