Protoscar Lampo 2 breaks cover

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 28, 2010

For those who don't know, Lampo 2 is an electric demonstration sports car developed by Swedish manufacturer Protoscar. Comparing it to the first version unveiled back in 2009 at the Geneva Motor Show, the new version has been further optimized in order to reach a world-class energy consumption of less than 100Wh/km-ton under real conditions.

Also, according to the manufacturer, the Lampo 2 comes with quick-charging capability (up to 100 km range extension in just 10 minutes charging time).

As a premiere, the new Lampo 2 is equipped with 4 different charging modes such as: 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 industrialplugs (fleet-owners);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.

The Lampo 2 carries two electric motors (allowing it to operate as a four-wheel drive with variable torque between front and rear axle for optimal handling, safety and efficiency), capable to deliver a total output of 300 kW (equivalent to 408 HP), 640 Nm (over 50% more than its predecessor!) and over 30 kWh of Lithium-Ion battery capacity. With these numbers it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5 seconds, has a top speed of 200 km/h and a total range of 200 km.

At the Geneva Motor Show, Protoscar plans to unveil the LAMPO2 along with a number of charging infrastructure solutions like a smart home charge device developed with ALPIQ; a quick-charging station developed with ABB and Brusa; and the E-TOTEM public charging station.

This electric sports car prototype underscores the reality that could really be a solution for all types of vehicles, even premium cars, which are usually the recipient of the newest and innovative technologies. Interestingly, the first LAMPO has already logged over 10,000 km on roads and tracks across Europe.

LAMPO2 will be joining its predecessor in its job as a prototype made for practical demonstrations and testing. In fact, Protoscar is intending to employ the LAMPO2 to assess the possibility of developing an advanced electric cabriolet for small-scale production. Protoscar’s assessment is expected to include talks with potential industrial and financial partners as well as the preferences of potential clients.

Press Release

Protoscar LAMPO2

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.

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