6 July 2016

New All-Electric Can-Am Spyder Designed by CTA BRP-UdeS

CTA BRP-Université de Sherbrooke (centre for advanced technologies) recently unveiled the product of five years of R&D: an all-electric Can-Am Spyder concept vehicle.

canam_spyder_electriqueThis new three-wheeled motorcycle features an emissions-free range of 170 km and the same performances as a fuel vehicle, using a 16-kWh battery pack. The vehicle also has a regenerative braking system.

This all-electric concept vehicle is powered by a Rotax 3-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, coupled with a semi-automatic transmission.

» Vidéo – The electrical Can-Am Spyder in action

This roadster, originally intended as a hybrid, required investments of $11.3M. More than 20 MA and PhD students contributed to its development.

Launched in 2010, the project received financial support from various organizations: Automotive Partnership Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, InnovÉÉ, and BRP.

CTA, a non-profit organization specialized in engineering and simulation services applied to the electrification of vehicles, mechatronics, lighter-weight structures, connectivity, and acoustic management, presented its project at the 29th Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS29 in Montréal) in June 2016.

Source: Université de Sherbrooke

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