OwnerTeam Prominence
Owner's Other EVProminence Commuting Device
LocationNagano, Nagano Prefecture Japan map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2005
Full Scratch-built with CFRP & GFRP.
MotorHonda DDW4060D Brushless DC
Operating Voltage:48V DC
Peak Power : 600W/600rpm
Peak Torque: 15Nm
Peak efficiency:85%
DrivetrainBicycle drivetrain diversion .
It has 7-speed derailer.
(SHIMANO eqquiped)
ControllerHonda
Motor built-in 3-phase PWM controller
Batteries4 FPX12240H Furukawa Battery made., 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
Originally for UPS, 12V-24Ah
System Voltage48 Volts
Charger
Handmade, Slidac + Rectifier, 20A continuous
Heaternone
DC/DC ConverterVicor
12V-200W output
InstrumentationHandmade, integrated display that battery volt,current,SOC,power consumption on the 5-inch color LCD, include data logger ,subnote PC based.
Top Speed38 MPH (61 KPH)
AccelerationRoute bus level :-P
Range38 Miles (61 Kilometers)
Town use, practical use range
Watt Hours/Mile30 Wh/Mile
Average speed of above range is about 15 mph.
EV Miles
Current:500 Miles (804 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight220 Pounds (99 Kilograms)
Tiressize: 20-1.75
Brand:IRC

Originally for solar racing car.
Additional FeaturesWe are armature team of solar-car racing in Japan.

We made Prominence 4X-8, for Shikoku EV Rally.

It is street legal as moped car in Japan.
(It like NEV in US, and quad in EU.)

Moped EV car has power limit, it is only up to 600W.

So, we carried out thorough lightening and reduction of the air resistance.

As a result, Cruise at 60km/h was able to come out at only 600W.

Prominence 4X-8 class won (class of moped car,lead-acid batt.) 2006 Shikoku EV rally.

Shikoku EV rally is famous in Japan, as use general road competition. WebPage

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