“Deciding to make an electric Stark was an easy decision, the difficult part was, how?” said Giovani Balduino, TAC Motors’ Technical Director. “MotoCzysz answered that question with the D1g1tal Dr1ve.”
The D1g1tal Dr1ve is specifically designed for OEM’s looking to build EV’s. The single unit contains a liquid cooled, IPM electric motor and IGBT inverter, configurable gear reduction (1:1-10:1), differential, heat exchange, oil pump and miscellaneous electronics encased in a single box approximately the size of a carry-on piece of luggage. All that is needed to create torque is DC current supply, water loop and a low voltage wiring harness.
“The eStark is a very exciting and cool vehicle that I think will be a real success in Brazil and hopefully eventually in North America as well,” said Michael Czysz, CEO of MotoCzysz. The D1g1tal Dr1ve is the commercialization of everything MotoCzysz has learned while maintaining a dominate force in electric motorcycle racing. With race-proven advanced cooling and integration, the D1g1tal Dr1ve is the first, fully integrated electric drive system for the next generation automobile.
The agreement is worth about $27 million and will involve MotoCzysz making 3,600 powertrains – each about the size of a suitcase – per year for the new four-wheel-drive model.
TAC Motors plans to begin production on the eStark by next year.[wzslider height=”400″ lightbox=”true”]