The Acciona 100% EcoPowered was the first zero emission vehicle to compete in the Dakar. The adventure didn’t last too long and after a stage full of problems, the couple formed by Albert Bosch and Agustín Payá had to say goodbye to your adventure. That has not discouraged the team and the Acciona 100% EcoPowered returns to the Dakar. In the past month of October, she competed in the Morocco Rally, becoming the first electric vehicle that marked the end of a round of the World FIA Rally Cross-Country and with the same objective will take part in the Dakar 2016.
The multinational Acciona continues to believe in the 100% EcoPowered. Have done an immense work of evolution in his buggy. Has reduced its weight by 40%, incorporating in addition to seven ‘packs’ of new batteries more powerful and a new sequential shift six-speed that allows you to optimize the behavior of the electric motor. It is a propellant-dual synchronous high efficiency a power of 340 horses to 6,000 revolutions per minute and 800 Nm of torque. Your weight is 200 kilos less than that of an internal combustion engine of identical performance, which gives it great versatility.
The weight reduction is also possible through the use of a
carbon fiber body that incorporates a solar panel of 250 cm2
to maintain the primary power of the vehicle. For its part, the
improvement in the performance of the Acciona 100% EcoPowerede is in great
as in the battery modules of high performance with ability of
quick load in 60 minutes from the end of each stage, as well as a
quick and easy removal for replacement in the sections of
link. It also presents improvements in the hydraulic damping of
nitrogen, in the steering servo and the tires.
On the human side there are also changes. The pilot argentine Ariel
Jatón will be at the controls, while the work of co-pilot is in
the hands of Gaston Scazzuso. The first is a pilot experience that
he has played in several occasions, the Dakar and that it also has a great
experience in raids because that is Champion of Argentina of Rally
Cross-Country. For its part, Scazzuso in addition to being a navigator
reputed to have great knowledge of electronic engineering applied to
the competition of the motor. Both have actively collaborated in the design of the Acciona 100% EcoPowered.