Consumer Reports covered the Automotive X Prize competition
Optamotive E-Rex
Team Name: Optamotive
Location: Ontario, Canada & California
Vehicle: E-Rex
Status: Eliminated. Was not ready to run efficiency test.

Who are they? Optamotive is led by Mark Demers with members who have experience in robotics, autonomous control, vehicle design, race engineering, control systems and battery engineering.

What they say will set them apart: The E-Rex is an electrified version of the Campagna T-Rex, an open-air vehicle derived from a Yamaha motorcycle chassis and powered by a 1,400 cc bike engine. The three-wheeler uses 96 batteries, each providing 40 amp/hrs. The company estimates a 100-mile range, with a mile per gallon equivalent (MPGe) rating of about 150.

Class: Alternative
No. of wheels: Three
Passengers: Two
Drive type: Electric
Power source: Battery electric

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