The LAMPO2 is an electric sports car prototype developed
by Protoscar, a Swiss company which has been working on
environmentally friendly car projects since 1987.
The car, which was first displayed at the 2010 Geneva
Motor Show, is the successor to the LAMPO concept vehicle
which was shown at the same venue one year earlier. The
reduction of weight, improved aerodynamics and the efficiency
of individual drivetrain components have been where most
of the work has been focused.
The LAMPO2 is fitted with an all-electric plug-in rechargeable
drivetrain from BRUSA, which offers four different charging
- Standard single-phase with up to 3,3kW on board charger
for typical overnight home-charge.
- "control-pilot" equipped and (EDF provided) PLC single-phase
with 6,6kW on board charger typical for public charging.
- standard three-phase 9,9kW on board charger typical
for charging at industrial plugs (fleet-owners).
- An interface for DC fast charging (able to transmit
a max. power of 80kW), where up to 62 miles (100km) of
additional range can be charged within just 10 minutes,
by an off-board system.
Together with the first LAMPO (which has already been
driven over 6,200 miles (10,000 km) on race tracks and
public roads across Europe), LAMPO2 will be used for practical
demonstrations and testing. Protoscar will also use the
car to help explore the possibility of producing a small-scale
production run of the vehicle.
The LAMPO2 features two electric motors, allowing it to
operate as an all-wheel drive vehicle with variable torque
between front and rear axles. These motors offer up an
equivalent output of 408 hp and 640 Nm of torque. 0-60
mph takes just 5 seconds and a top speed of 124 mph is
possible. The overall range is just over 125 miles (200km)