CleanSpeed 1

CleanSpeed 1 was AERO’s first EV. It consisted of a simple DC powertrain system and prismatic batteries. At Formula Hybrid 2013, it completed all 22 km of the endurance race (for the first time in the history of the competition) as well as a 5.60 second acceleration run. Overall it placed 2nd at Formula Hybrid.

Testing at Devil’s Bowl Speedway:

Testing on campus:

Battery Chemistry LiFePO4
Battery Capacity 5120 Wh
Battery Voltage128 V
Batteries40x GBS 40 Ah Prismatic
Burst Current400 A
Motor ControllerKelley KDH14101E
MotorAdvanced Motors and Drive FB0-4001G
Motor typeBrushed DC
HP45 hp @ 4000 rpm
Torque82 lb-ft @ 0 rpm
Wheelbase72 in
Track Width55 in
UprightsCustom 6061
TiresHoosier LC0