(VIDEO) Bluebird City, diesel priced electric utility vehicle has swappable batteries

24/07/2012

The name of Bluebird certainly recalls something to you, it was worn by the prototypes developed by Sir Malcolm Campbell's family including the Bluebird BE-3 that holds the speed record for an electric car in the UK.

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Still highly interested in technology, its descendants now use the name to develop electric vehicles, whether simple prototype or with a more commercial future as the Bluebird Electric City, created via the company EV Innovations.

The idea for this utility vehicle is a flexible truck with multiple configurations, both in terms of bodywork and powertrain. It will be offered "at a price equivalent to a diesel vehicle" and its batteries can be exchanged in 3 minutes.

Three initial configurations :

-City 1, top speed of 40mph (65kph) for 40 miles of range (65km)
-City 2, top speed of 56mph (90kph) for 40 miles range expandable to 75 miles (120km) with an optional battery pack
-City Custom, speed up to 70mph (112kph), 400miles (644km) range and towing capacity up to 80 tons.

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Here is a demonstration of the vehicle in motion, unfortunately there isn’t much information available on the battery swap system.

Par Technologic Vehicles
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