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Sri Lanka’s first super electric car manufacturers ‘Vega’, plans to upgrade some of its performance features similar to that of the performance of world-renowned Lamborghini and Ferrari cars. The Vega super electric car which is designed to accelerate from 0 to 100 km per hour in 3.6 seconds will be modified to accelerate the same in 2.1 seconds similar to that of the acceleration of Lamborghini. The car has a top speed of 240 km per hour. The weght of the car is 1500 kg, will be reduced by 400 kg using a different kind of material for the body panel using Nano technology.
These comments were made by Codegen Research Scientist, Beshan Kulapala to the Business Times on the sidelines of the WSO2Con Asia 2016 conference at the Water’s Edge in Colombo last week. Delivering the keynote speech on the challenges and opportunities of the project, Mr. Beshan stated that the name ‘Vega’ is derived from the Sinhalese word ‘Vegaya’ which means speed. He said it’s teamwork of 23 interns and trainee students from local universities around the country coming from different backgrounds.
All students are extraordinary youngsters with brilliant knowledge and talent. Everything necessary for the car is manufactured in-house. There is a motor controller with 600-watt power and 50 micro-controllers. “Vega has set up 15 charging units within Colombo and is looking forward to set up more island-wide,” he added. Codegen President and CEO Harsha Subasinghe at the conference said, “Some of the performance increase features includes all wheel drive capability, use space grade materials and establish standards for fast charging.
Using Nano-technology we are expecting weight reduction, superior strength and easy to manufacture.”Vega is also planning to upgrade to Nano technology based graphene super capacitors, energy storage for super charging stations and battery replacement for electric buses and trains. With regard to autonomous navigation we use software expertise for automobile sector, complete access to hardware and firmware and artificial intelligence based software for automobiles.
In terms of formula-e racing, Vega is looking forward to develop the cutting edge technology and promote Sri Lanka an automobile technology development centre, he noted.