Last year the electric car builder Protoscar shocked the world with their Lampo Concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Following up last year’s electrifying concept, the Lampo 2 is even more energy efficient thanks to reduced weight, improved aerodynamics and revised electric systems at this year’s show in Geneva; powered by two electric motors that deliver a total of 350 HP and 442 lb-ft of torque that allows it to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in only 5 seconds and reach a top speed of 124 MPH.
The Lampo 2 is equipped with 4 different charging modes: standard single phase with up to 3.3 kW on board charger for typical overnight at home charging; "control-pilot" equipped and (EDF provided) PLC single phase with 6.6 kW on board charger use at public charging stations; standard three phase 9.9 kW on board charger for filling up at fleet owners’ industrial plugs charging stations and an interface for DC fast charging which will be able to transmit a maximum current of 80 kW, where up to an additional 60 miles of range with only a 10 minute charge.
Press release after the jump.
LAMPO2 is an electric demonstration sports car conceived by Protoscar (www.protoscar.com), a Swiss company which has been developing CleanCar projects for 23 years including consulting of OEMs, power utilities and governments. The LAMPO2 boasts “quick-charging” capability (up to 100 km range extension in just 10 minutes charging time) and will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show (2nd March 2010) on the e’mobile stand Nr. 5141.
LAMPO2 is an even more energy efficient successor to the LAMPO demonstration vehicle presented in 2009. Weight, aerodynamics and the efficiency of individual components of the BRUSA drive train have been further optimized in order to reach a world-class energy consumption of less than 100Wh/km-ton under real conditions.
LAMPO2 is equipped with 4 different charging modes:
- standard single-phase with up to 3,3kW on board charger for typical overnight home-charge,
- “control-pilot” equipped and (EDF provided) PLC single-phase with 6,6kW on board charger typical for public charging,
- standard three-phase 9,9kW on board charger typical for charging at industrial plugs (fleet-owners) and
- an interface for DC fast charging (able to transmit a max. power of 80kW), where up to 100km of additional range can be charged within just 10 minutes, by an off-board system, so that the different solutions can be compared in terms of usability and efficiency by being demonstrated in real conditions.
LAMPO2 will be shown together with different charging infrastructure solutions: a smart home charge device (developed with ALPIQ), the public charging station E-TOTEM and the quick-charging station (developed with ABB and Brusa).
LAMPO2 impressively demonstrates that electric drive-trains are mature and perform sufficiently well to be a solution for all types of vehicles, not just city cars. This includes premium cars, the segment through which most new technologies have successfully been introduced into the market.
Together with the first LAMPO (which has already been driven over 10’000 km on race tracks and public roads across Europe), LAMPO2 will be used for practical demonstrations and testing. Protoscar has repeatedly been encouraged to develop an advanced electric cabriolet for small-scale production and plans to use the LAMPO2 to evaluate this possibility. The evaluation will include discussions with potential industrial and financial partners, and an assessment of the preferences and desires of potential clients.