Collaborative Hypercar Project Showcases the Capabilities of Electric Vehicles with Multi-Chemistry Solid State and Capacitor Battery Pack Enabled by Electra’s AI Controls Algorithm
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Turin, Italy - May 13, 2021 - Automobili Estrema, lead by CEO Gianfranco Pizzuto, publicly revealed the official prototype design for the Fulminea flagship electric hypercar model with Electra Vehicles’ CEO and Co-Founder Fabrizio Martini by their side. Electra Vehicles is one of nine partners on the cutting edge of electric vehicle technology working closely with Automobili Estrema to present the world’s first high performance electric hypercar with a multi-chemistry battery pack.
The Fulminea’s azure design was unveiled in the vaulted hall of the Museo dell’Automobile di Turino where Automobili Estrema’s CEO Gianfranco Pizzuto welcomed the project’s partners during a socially distanced press event. Fabrizio Martini, CEO and Co-Founder of Electra Vehicles, Inc., attended the event to introduce the vehicle and its groundbreaking battery technology to the world alongside Pizzuto. Martini described the launch as “A great atmosphere around the Fulminea vehicle, full of experts of the automotive sector from all over Europe and internationally.”
Electra has verified the specifications of the Fulminea battery pack using the company’s proprietary algorithms to ensure the cells, configuration, and powertrain are calibrated to the vehicle’s high performance needs. A battery pack for such an ambitious electric project can only be created using a multi-chemistry system that combines a solid state cell for high energy needs with ultracapacitors for instantaneous power demand and more efficient regenerative braking. The pack contains 100kWh of energy to power four electric motors with a total power of 1.5 megawatts, or 2040 horsepower, leading the way in electric vehicle performance metrics.
Electra’s EVE-Ai™ 360 Adaptive Controls will be installed onboard the Fulminea to act as the brain for the hybrid battery pack that will unlock unseen performance in terms of range, lifetime, and safety. EVE-Ai 360° Adaptive Controls will intelligently distribute power demand between the solid-state batteries and ultracapacitors to maximize efficiency and performance, and will provide adaptive charging controls to extend the system life. To accommodate the unique preferences of each Fulminea owner, EVE-Ai creates custom controls for each driver, informed by vehicle and battery history, as well as road and traffic conditions. Imecar Elektronik and ABEE Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering will provide the vehicle’s cell packaging and solid state batteries and are working with Automobili Estrema to construct a gigafactory in Italy to meet production needs. Other notable project partners include EPTA Design, OZ Racing, Covercar Confezioni Andrea Group, EST Mobile, TETRA Engineering, and UCF Modelli.
About Electra Vehicles, Inc.
Electra Vehicles, Inc. produces AI-based software solutions to the electric vehicle, electric fleet, and battery-electric industries to improve battery pack range, lifetime, and charging performance. The company’s flagship product, EVE-Ai™ 360 Adaptive Controls are embedded onboard electric vehicles and connected to the Cloud to adaptively manage battery pack control strategies with machine learning predictive algorithms. For electric fleet managers utilizing Cloud connectivity, EVE-Ai™ Analytics is a web app platform that improves battery performance in real time. Electra’s EnPower™ Design Suite platform supplies battery engineers a database of over 300 cells and rapid simulation. Altogether, Electra’s products fill the design and performance gaps that hold the electric vehicle industry back in order to accelerate worldwide electrification.
About Automobili Estrema
Automobili Estrema is a newly formed boutique manufacturer of electric hypercars and supercars. Electric car entrepreneur Gianfranco Pizzuto, who in 2007 was a co-founder and investor at Fisker Automotive, founded the company in 2020. Gianfranco is flanked by a team of veteran managers with a long and successful automotive background. Their first hypercar model, the Fulminea, will be the first street legal electric vehicle to use a hybrid battery pack that combines ultra-capacitors with ABEE’s Li-ion solid state cells.
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