With the price of oil undergoing significant fluctuations, it becomes interesting for enterprises to use electric vehicles. However, the supply of 100% electric small van remains quite limited and the few models available on the market do not have much autonomy.
To meet the demand, Ecotuned has started to develop an electric conversion kit destined to replace the internal combustion engine of small vans, such as the Ford F-150 model. A formula that offers a second life to old vehicles, while allowing substantial savings on energy costs. The collaboration between Ecotuned and IVI was carried out in two phases.
Phase 1: Definition of an architecture for the electrification of a 100% electric small van prototype and selection of the components.
Phase 2: Development and simulation of a shifting algorithm for the electric prototype.