Our Plan

UWAFT is developing a split-parallel architecture, featuring a Weber MPE 850cc turbo-charged engine, two GKN AF130-4 motors, and a 16.2 kWh A123 Energy Storage System (ESS). This configuration allows for series, parallel, and all-electric operation, depending on which is most efficient given the drive profile or demand. We expect to finish this remodeling by April.

Technical goals

  • Increased the vehicle’s charge depleting range by 27.7 %
  • Decreasing energy consumption by 13.8 %
  • Produced a 30.5 % increase in miles per gallon gasoline equivalent in charge sustaining mode
  • Increasing total range by 30.2%.