AC Propulsion, Inc.
Automotive manufacturer San Dimas , California , USA
AC Propulsion, Inc. is a company in San Dimas , California , USA , which is primarily electric drives developed for vehicles and manufacturing. The company was founded in 1992 by Alan Cocconi, currently Tom Gage is the CEO of the manufacturer. Alan Cocconi developed and built sooner the drive and the solar system for the GM Sunraycer, the 1987 World Solar Challenge for solar cars in Australia won, later, the control system for the Electric car GM Impact, which was later developed into the GM EV1 .
In addition to pure electric cars, AC Propulsion builds prototypes as trailers, in which a motorcycle engine and a generatorgenerate electricity, with the aim to provide the necessary power for long-distance journeys that go beyond the battery range of an electric car. Such generator trailers are referred to in English as Genset trailer . The uniform operation of these engines, which is possible because they recharge the battery and do not have to directly follow the changing demands of driving, should achieve low consumption and low emissions.
Became known as the sports car built prototype, test car and technology demonstrator AC Propulsion tzero . Individual cars were marketed from 1997 or 1999 to 2003 as AC Propulsion .
The most important product is the 1994 presented AC-150, a powertrain with a 150 kW electric motor (about 200 hp).
In addition, the company offers a Toyota Scion xB electric car conversion , the AC Propulsion eBox , to help other automotive manufacturers develop and test electric and hybrid powertrains . Thus, AC Propulsion provides the necessary technology for the BMW- developed version of the mini electric drive, which has been tested since 2008.
Vehicles powered by technology or licensed technology from AC Propulsion:
- AC Propulsion tzero
- AC Propulsion eBox
- Peraves Monotracer MT-E 150 ( Ecomobile )
- Volvo 3CC
- Venturi Fétish
- Courreges EXE
- Courreges ZOOOP (with lithium polymer accumulator )
- Wrightspeed X1 (based on the Ariel Atom )
- Tesla Roadster (Tesla has acquired licenses for technology from AC Propulsion)
- Mini E
- Trumpchi GS 5 BEV