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Posted by Neo on October 30, 2010, 12:11 pm
A DBM Energy Battery Electric Vehicle Prototype using
an Audi A2 body achieved a 375 mile range at 55 mph.
The top speed of the Audi A2 DBM prototype is 99 mph
using a 5 speed manual transmission. The Audi A2
Prototype Sedan retained all four Seats and its trunk
The DBM prototype is powered by KOLIBRI AlphaPolymer
Technology (Battery Pack) which up to now has been
used to power forklifts. KOLIBRI technology uses solid
state 3.8VDC lithium Ferric (Li-Fe) polymer cells which
take 4 hours for a full recharge using a high voltage
current ( but it can take a nominal or minimal recharge
in as short as 7 minutes ). This lithium polymer battery
pack was first introduced commerically in 2009. The battery
is rated at 260Ah/380VDC and weights about 660 pounds.
The battery is designed to do 2500 full recharges and
last over 300,000 miles without any recharging capacity
The prototype was funded as a joint project
between Kejjer Energie, a German utilitycompany, and
the German Economic Ministry.