Cars

Since REV began, we have created 3 cars: Photon, Tachyon, and TESTA. Now we are beginning to think about making another car, but we have not solidified details yet.

TESTA 3.0

TESTA 3.0

TESTA 3.0 is REV's current main project, an improvement upon the original TESTA. TESTA 3.0 has been given a new black fiberglass body and several other significant improvements. We are planning to compete with TESTA 3.0 in the Shell Eco-Marathon in 2016.

Tachyon

Tachyon

Tachyon competed in a different category at the Shell Eco-Marathon than the other two cars, the Urban Concept category. Tachyon ran a 48 VDC system, with two brushless motors. It had on an Arduino Galileo with custom code, and a custom-designed motor controller. Tachyon was disassembled in the fall of 2015.

TESTA 1 and 2

TESTA 3.0

TESTA was REVs second car. There were two TESTA iterations. The first was a partially solar-powered vehicle, and the second focuses mainly on efficiency. Both ran on a 36 VDC system with one brushless motor. Both had a custom aluminum chassis and fiberglass body. TESTA 1 placed 3rd in Solar Category at the 2012 Shell Eco-Marathon, while TESTA 2 placed 12th at the 2013 Shell Eco-Marathon.

Photon

Photon

Photon was REVs first car. It ran on a 36 VDC system, with a brushless motor and controller. The body and chassis were altered from the Electrathon kit. It placed 18th in Battery Electric Charge category at the 2013 Shell Eco-Marathon, with a usage of 62.88 miles per kilowatt-hour.