Protoscar LAMPO2 to Star at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show
Protoscar, a Swiss clean car projects company, unveiled in 2009 the LAMPO demonstration vehicle. For 2010, they promise to bring to Geneva the LAMPO2, an optimized version of the first car. Its most thrilling features are the 4 different charging modes and the “quick-charging” capability which allegedly allows it to get an 100 km range extension in just 10 minutes charging time.
The four different charging modes are as follows:
- standard single-phase with up to 3,3kW on board charger for typical overnight home-charge
- “control-pilot” equipped and 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
- an interface for DC fast charging with a max. power of 80kW
"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," Protoscar says.
The new version of the LAMPO (which, by the way, managed to have been driven over 10,000 km on race tracks and public roads across Europe) was built with the help of BRUSA, which supplies the components of the whole drive train, ALPIQ, the German Fraunhofer Institute, ABB and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy.