Sri Lanka's Super EV: Here Are The Real Specs For The Vega EVX
The ones previously on the website did not match what the real deal will show in Geneva.
Sri Lanka is probably proud of Vega’s team of engineers. They will present in March, at one of the leading world stages, the country’s first super EV. The EVX will be the company’s main attraction at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, and we already wrote about it here. The deal is that this super EV will be stronger than we previously thought.
Gallery: Vega EVX Will Take Sri Lankan EV Promises To The 2020 Geneva Motor Show
We wondered why the car is under development since 2015 and Kulapala gave us a touching explanation.
“Sri Lanka has never produced its own vehicle before, even though vehicle assembly was tried a few times in the past. We are an agricultural nation, and we don’t have much to show in terms of technology in recent history. More than 2,500 years ago, we built Sigiriya, a technological marvel at the time, now a world heritage site. We don’t have any kind of advanced tooling, nor do we have experts locally to take projects forward quickly.
With a pinch of an investment compared with other EV teams in the world, we embarked on building the first Sri Lankan EV supercar. An audacious goal: We were aiming for the moon, hoping to land on the coconut tree at most!
Unlike some other EV supercars, we decided to build all the electronics ourselves in the first go. The liquid motor controller, EVCU, BMS, DC/DC, body control, thermal control, etc. are all built by us from the ground up. That took a long time to get to a drivable state.
The liquid-cooled battery pack also was a big challenge, which we designed and built by ourselves. On the chassis and body front, the entire 1:1 plug was hand-built with no advanced CNC tooling, apart from a 3D laser scanner borrowed from a local university with much difficultly. All this was done with a team of about eight engineers for three years, and about 20 for the following 3.”
If you have the chance to see these guys at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, pay them more than a visit: pay them respect. They more than deserve it. If you happen to like the car, it will cost $250,000. You’ll have to pay that too…
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