Gallery: Breaking News: TREXA Unveils New Enertube Prototype

 

Electric vehicle platform maker TREXA has just unveiled a new production prototype in conjunction with filing for a patent for the company’s unique Enertube energy storage system. TREXA’s Enertube is a tubular chassis frame that serves as both the backbone of the vehicle platform and a housing for a scalable battery pack. The coolest thing about this new design is its flexibility: the 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 buzz-around-town EV to 100 kWh for a tractor trailer. And is that a hotrod-happy pushrod suspension you see in the photo?

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7 Comments

  1. EVWizard February 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Would there happen to be a TREXA design kit? Or examples of designs using this platform (planned or produced)? Nice to have something to look at to discover form and fit.

  2. vpsampath September 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    very nice

  3. Aliecars February 9, 2012 at 4:28 am

    So nice, looking too smart and beautiful.
    How can I get this chassis?
    Can I have Only motor with kit?
    And where from?
    Thnx

  4. rickhauert May 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Very interesting design!

  5. Peregrinus April 15, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Amp It Up! (Action Man)

  6. freedomlover April 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Love the design for battery storage. Still looking forward to drive train assembly.

  7. lasertekk April 12, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Good engineering. The dual-use central tunnel serves as the backbone of the chassis and the battery storage area. This keeps the weight down.

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