Energy Solutions 2012 reaches top gear
Published: 24 September 2012 - Joe Bush
Voltage optimisation equipment manufacturer, iVolt, has teamed up with Drayson Racing Technologies (DRT), to showcase the racing laboratory’s electric racing car at the Energy Solutions 2012 exhibition, taking place at London Olympia on 10th-11th October (stand F60).
The car, the B12/69EV, made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and is the brainchild of green technology pioneer and former minister of Science and Innovation Lord Drayson. It showcases advances such as inductive charging, composite battery power, moveable aerodynamics and electrical regenerative damping. It also boasts more than 850bhp and a top speed of around 200mph.
Regulars at the Energy Solutions show may remember iVolt displaying another racing car, the Radical SR8, at the 2011 exhibition. iVolt founder and managing director Manhal Allos, who races a Radical and used iVolt’s technology to monitor his car’s power consumption and offset its carbon emissions, said he was delighted to have teamed up with DRT to showcase their electric prototype racing car at this year’s exhibition.
He said, “As well as the motor racing links, both iVolt and Drayson Racing Technologies share a passion for developing sustainable, green technology and we’re delighted to have the B12/69EV on our stand at Energy Solutions 2012. This car is possibly the most exciting leap forward in racing car design in a generation and I think show goers will be very interested to see it and find out a bit more about the principles shared by both businesses.”
As well as displaying the B12/69EV, the team will be performing live demonstrations of their IRT Energy Monitor over the course of the two days.