The REVR kit can be used to convert petrol or diesel cars into electric hybrids, which could revolutionize the sustainable mobility market. The invention was designed by a 21-year-old Australian student and has already won prestigious awards.
The rise of sustainability and environmental policies in Europe has led to a race to electrify the vehicle fleet. While in Spain, proposals such as converting vehicles as part of the project are being discussed Retrofittingan innovation has come to light: a Kit that promises to convert cars with gasoline or diesel engines into hybrid electric cars in a very short time.
This kit comes from a project highlighted in the James Dyson Award, a prestigious design and engineering competition. Although the proposal sounds bold, it comes at a time when Spain is already considering similar adjustments to get more electric cars.
Since zones in cities restrict access to these cars due to emissions, solutions such as This kit converts combustion cars into electric hybrids They could be the bridge to a greener future without us having to give up our current cars.
Imagine the scene: after taking advantage of the grant and purchasing a kit, you leave your old gasoline car in the workshop or garage. The next morning the car sets off renewed, ready to drive, with no CO2 emissions and with the ECO label so that it can be used in any area of the city.
This is how the REVR Kit works, the system for converting your gasoline car into an electric car
The approach of Alexander Burton, who is only 21 years old, is surprisingly simple. Instead of dismantling and replacing the existing engine, the The REVR kit is mounted directly on the vehicle wheel between the rim and disc brake.
Based on axial flux motor technology, this device allows for quick and efficient conversion without the need to change other critical vehicle systems. The result is a completely hybrid system where The original engine continues to work in combination with the electric motor.
The space for the battery is cleverly designed: it is stored in the vehicle’s spare wheel compartment. A simple sensor is responsible for detecting the position of the accelerator pedal to control acceleration and braking.
Although a seemingly simple solution, the design behind REVR is the result of extensive research and prototyping. For many, this kit could be a cost-effective solution to reducing their carbon footprint without having to buy a new electric car.
The REVR kit, the system for converting an internal combustion car into an electric car, would have a price of around 4,600 euros compared to the 46,000 euros that a RetrofittingInstallation takes less than a day and represents not only a technological advancement, but also another step towards a more sustainable world.