Climate change remains one of the main societal challenges humanity is facing in the 21st century, with road transport as one of the main contributors to carbon emissions. Whilst the implementation of electric vehicles can reduce carbon emissions, the adoption is lagging as barriers exist for consumers. One important barrier is the slow charging times of electric vehicles and even fast charging is still too slow! Therefore, InMotion develops cell-level cooling technology which aims to facilitate ‘Electric Refueling’, meaning that the charging times of electric vehicles become equal to those of refueling petrol-powered cars.
InMotion's mission is to inspire students, organizations, and society with our unique concept to accelerate the energy transition in the automotive industry. No more ‘let’s grab a coffee while your car is charging when you don’t feel like it. No more ‘we should stop anyway and rest a bit’. No more waiting around. Just refuel your electric car, in an instance, and be done with it. Electric refueling.
We will achieve our mission by showcasing ‘Electric Refueling’ in the toughest endurance racing environments, creating an attractive image for electric vehicles by charging our concepts as fast as petrol-powered cars can be refueled. Ultimately, we will join in the Garage 56 class during the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a fully electric endurance race car.
Milestones along the road
In the roadmap below, an overview of the plan to
achieve the mission and vision is presented. By participating in races with
increasing intensity, experience with racing can be obtained.
12-minute charging: The first iteration of the fast charging battery pack. With this iteration, it is possible to charge the car in 12 minutes.
Driving event: The next step is to showcase a driving car that can charge in 12 minutes. To showcase the Revolution, a driving event will be organized in the form of a demo race.
1H Race: After the driving car event, the next step is to make it a racecar that can deliver continuous performance in a racing environment.
4H Race: After proving that driving a race is possible with a fast-charging racecar, the next challenge is to drive an endurance race. Moreover, the necessary competencies of a professional racing team can be obtained.
12H race: Before taking the ultimate challenge of a 24-hour race, a proof of concept will be conducted by racing a 12h race. The technological focus will be on creating a car that is optimized for continuous performance in endurance racing conditions.
24H of Le Mans: Ultimately, all previous experience of electric refueling, racing, and team operations should be combined to make the dream come true: joining the 24h race of Le Mans.