The FVT (Future Vehicle Technologies) alé is a
prototype vehicle which was developed as part of the company's
Automotive X-Prize project. FVT is a research and development
company who specialize in new technology's which can help
reduce the emissions of everyday vehicles.
When FVT set out to develop a new type of automobile which
could compete in the X-Prize competition they had several
criteria which they wanted to stick to. The car had to
offer decent performance, a high degree of safety, low
weight, low emissions, and be easy to build.
The FVT alé's unusual layout and aerodynamic shape
was dictated by the requirement for the best fuel economy
possible. The ale achieved 92 MPG by using just regular
The alé is actually just a precursor to the company's
latest and greatest vehicle, the eVaro - which is currently
The eVaro should offer even better fuel economy and performance
than the alé thanks to a series hybrid drivetrain.
Estimated top speed of the eVaro is 130 mph, while the
0-60 mph run should come in at under 5 seconds. It does
all this while also returning between 122 MPGE and 325
MPGE (miles per gallon equivalent)!
FVT have kept the details of the eVaro's drivetrain to
themselves. However they have revealed that the batteries
are recharged using an onboard gas generator developed
by the company. It takes around three hours to recharge
the batteries at home using a standard wall socket, or
1 hour using the onboard generator.