In the stock 2013 Malibu Eco platform, there is a Belted Alternator Starter (BAS) motor that is connected to the 2.4L LUK engine at the crankshaft. As part of UVic’s architecture, the team upgraded the BAS motor to a TM4 80kW electric motor, and the LUK engine to a 2.4L LE9 E85 Ecotec engine. We also replaced the pulley/belt parts to allow... (Click to read more)
Hi everybody! Here is a short technical piece from Owen, our electricals lead:
The ESS (or energy storage system) is essentially a huge battery from which powers the entire electrical system. It combines the electrical power of six smaller rechargeable “modules” into one large battery pack that then feeds both the high-voltage drive... (Click to read more)
The University of Victoria presented their design technology at the Discover Tectoria event today. We were showcasing our 2013 Chevrolet Malibu to roughly 3000 people from 11 to 6. Middle school and High school children were present at the event, asking questions about our showcased car parts.
Our team lead John Walsh discussed our 80kW electric... (Click to read more)
Our car is up and running again after a 4 month hiatus in the UVic EcoCAR 2 garage.
A few team members were there filming the event. Here is team lead John Walsh with his comment:
"The team has been working hard, and I'm exhausted after a full day of working on our dyno in preparation for final equipment commissioning."
"We were having... (Click to read more)