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The second REV plug-in electric conversion project was started in 2009. It is a four-wheel, two-seater high-performance car, based based on a Lotus Elise S2, 2002 model. The car has undergone extensive alteration to accomodate batteries, wiring, motor and associated instrumentation.
Project stage 1: March - Oct. 2009: removal of ICE components, installation of electric motor, controller, batteries, drive system
Project stage 2: March - Oct. 2010: reinforcement of rear vehicles structure to carry 83 batteries, electrical wiring, prototyping of new battery management system and interfacing to automotive PC, engine sound generator.