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2 March 2011
Lotus Engineering provides electrical integration expertise for
ultra luxury vehicle
Lotus Engineering, a company with over 20 years
of EV and HEV experience, has been responsible
for all aspects of the electric drivetrain
integration for 102EX, the Rolls-Royce Phantom
Experimental Electric. This includes the largest
battery pack fitted to a road car, together with
an innovative 7 kW induction charging system.
These components and the electric drivetrain
have been integrated by Lotus Engineering into
the existing Phantom electrical systems, giving
an efficient electrical propulsion control
strategy and retaining full vehicle
Lotus Engineering has a broad expertise in vehicle design, manufacture and development. For the Phantom Experimental Electric project Lotus Engineering provided engineering services in the areas of: drivetrain layout, vehicle simulation, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), component specification, vehicle build, control strategy, control integration, procurement, commissioning and development testing. This project highlights the technical competence in Electrical and Electronic Integration and the capability and range of consultancy services offered by Lotus Engineering.
The Phantom Experimental Electric has two
electric motors to replace the 6.75 litre V12
engine. These electric motors each produce 145
kW of power to provide a total 290 kW and torque
of 800 Nm giving a 0 - 100 km/h time of under
eight seconds and a top speed limited to 160 km/h.