Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CambYoCar: first car to be designed and built in Costa Rica [VIDEO]

"To Change the World We Have to Change the Car"
Consider That Most Developing Countries import far more used cars than new ones, then Become slaves to expensive imported fuel and imported parts. Expensive electric cars from the big companies mean very slow change, if ever, Because They Will take many years to "trickle down" to the masses, and replacement batteries and parts will always be expensive. So gasoline cars will continue to glut the system for decades, Unless we do something radical. Our campaign is to change the world with a "Model T of Electric Cars" - not for everybody but for enough people to make a REAL difference. The difference is NOT just that it is electric but it can be That built in small shops or by Individuals anywhere, independent of the petrodollar system and mega-factory enslaves That Hundreds of millions of people.CambYo World, or World Change, Both is our name and our project's goal, a car from the 99% for the 99%. Future variations are planned, including four wheel drive pickup, three wheel, and sports versions.

Electric cars can be much simpler than gasoline or diesel cars. Of course ours will not be for everybody at first. If you would like to see an electric Tata Nano you will love our CambYo CR. And if you do we hope That Hundreds of millions or tens of others will, enough to make a difference, and start real revolution in power to the people. Our plan is to make plans, kits and / or completed cars available as Most appropriate to each market, patent and license our important improvements, and strike a new balance of sustainability in personal and family transport. We have some exciting plans we are Investigating marketing. We will franchise simple and efficient factories worldwide to make a REAL difference Quickly taking advantage of the local investments, labor, and business expertise. Kind of like the McCar for the masses ... the electric automotive paradigm shift That the world needs. Compared to the multinational companies That car market cars are so complex That That They only can do it, that's a new and exciting business model.
Technical Specifications.
Style Two door ............ 3 large adult + child seating
Construction ................ Steel and aluminum tube, aluminum / balsa sandwich
Rear Drive .................. via independent motors with chain reduction, hi-lo range
Empty Weight ............. 600 kg (1323 lbs) Estimated
Max Gross Wt ............. 900 kg (1984 lbs)
Continuous Top Speed ​​95 kph ..........................
Range, Hybrid ......... 25-50 km, plus up to 400 km range extension by gasoline or propane engine)
Range, Pure Electric . 75-150 km
Length ..................... 3.0 meters (9 ft 10 in)
Width ...................... 1.5 meters (4 ft 11 in) (plus mirrors)
Height ..................... 1.5 meters (4 ft 11 in)
Wheelbase ............... 1.95 meters (6 ft 5 in)
Ground Clear ............ 0.2 meter (8 in)
Track F & R .............. 1.3 meters (4 ft 3 in)
Impact crush space ..... 55 cm / 33cm (21.6 in / 13 in) Front / Rear
Roll Center ................. Ht 75 mm (3 in) / 100 mm (4 in) front / rear
Effective Swing Arm .... 2.5 m (98.4 in) / 1.85 m (72.8 in) front / rear
Turning Radius ............. 3.4 meters (11 ft 2 in) (better than the famous London cab)
Trunk Capacity ............ 0.5 cubic meter (17 cubic feet)
................................ Disk Brakes, With regenerative braking
......................... Air Suspension springs, semi-trailing links, patented mechanism
Tires / wheels ............... 145, 155, or 165 mm x 13 inch
Motor Power ................ 10.67 kW (14.3 hp) continuous (34.3 hp for 30 seconds) (two DC motors, four in four wheel drive version)
Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries ..... 32 x 60 Ah in Hybrid, 32 x 180 amp hour in 100% Electric
Battery Capacity ............... 6.0 kilowatt hours Hybrid, Pure 18 kWh electric
Charge Time ... 3 hours from 80% discharge in Hybrid, (110 Volts, 20 Amps) (5 hours from 80% in Pure electric discharge (220 volts, 20 amps)
Battery exchange ............. Two minutes (rear battery pack, full electric only, for Taxis)
Onboard generator ............ (Hybrid verison only) 3000 watts, 7.0 HP
Other Versions .................. Four Wheel Drive, delivery, pickup.