The world’s largest battery-electric vehicle manufacturer Covalo Technologies is rolling out a new technology that could transform the way humans and vehicles interact with the environment.
The company says its Covalox technology could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent over the next 30 years, while increasing energy efficiency and saving lives.
The Covalonian technology, which is being used in Covalontronics’ Covalons, was developed by researchers from the University of Queensland and the University and is being tested in a fleet of Covalonte vehicles.
The technology works by combining the energy from the sun with the electric charge stored in the batteries, creating an electric drive that is fed back into the battery as a voltage.
The car uses a specialised system of mirrors to reflect the sun’s rays onto the car, creating a powerful electric drive.
The result is a new kind of battery that uses less energy and uses less power than traditional batteries.
Covalon is the first company to develop a technology that uses the sun to create an electric driving system, said Covaloton chief executive Chris Brown.
“The world’s first truly sustainable car, Covalonia, is a true demonstration of the benefits of using the sun and the power of the sun,” he said.
The cars, which have already hit the roads, will be rolled out across Australia, New Zealand and Japan next year.
It will also be rolled to the United States and China in 2019.
Mr Brown said it was important that Covaloon was on the forefront of innovation.
“It is a testament to the commitment and creativity of our scientists, engineers and engineers to take our vision of a future that is greener, more sustainable and more energy efficient and to use that technology to create a sustainable future for the next generation,” he added.CNVOO’s CEO, Dr Mark Wahlberg, said the technology was the “first step in creating a new energy system”.
“The future of driving will look very different to the one we currently have, which will be powered by wind and solar, but we believe we can solve this,” he told ABC Radio’s AM.
The new technology could also reduce CO2 emissions by up to 75 per cent, and Mr Brown said he was “pretty confident” the technology would work in the future.
“I’m confident it will work,” he noted.CEVs and the environment are two of the big drivers of global warming.
Covalontronic’s technology, called Covalos, could be used in vehicles to help meet Australia’s climate goals.COVO Technologies is the world’s biggest battery-powered vehicle maker.
The firm makes a range of battery-electrification products including batteries, chargers, fuel cells and electric cars.
It currently sells its cars in China and Japan, but Mr Brown and CNVOO CEO Mark Wollheim are hopeful they will soon be available in Australia.
“Our next big step is to bring the Covalonerons into Australia,” he explained.