Invictus 1.0 was designed and manufactured for a national-level event named National Solar Vehicle Challenge (NSVC). It outperformed all the other vehicles in acceleration and other events. Thanks to our innovations and design we were able to achieve various awards. Invictus 1.0 powertrain is being incorporated in the passenger vehicle. It's a completely new design that gives very good acceleration that all solar vehicles lack.
Weight: 144 Kg
Dimensions: 2100mm X 1410mm X 863mm
Wheels: 3 Wheels - Tadpole Formation
Motor type: Brushless DC Motor
Battery type: Lead-acid Battery
Wheelbase: 1320 mm
Wheel track: 1371 mm
Ground Clearance: 101.6 mm
Chassis Material: AISI 1018 Carbon Steel
Weight of Chassis: 45 kg
Weight Distribution: 48.77% on front axle & 51.22% on rear axle
Chassis type space frame with maximum parts made from AISI 1018 with a stable geometry ensuring safety from impacts.
Steering efforts: 140 N
Reduction Ratio: 2:1
Steering ratio: 3.6:1
Steering wheel angle: 216°
Turning Centre radius: 0.7 m
Steering wheel diameter: 203 mm
The steering system must be able to control the front wheels. It has a play of fewer than 10 degrees with positive steering stops.
Battery charging efficiency: 98%
Motor Specifications: 48 V with 3000 rpm
Motor Peak Torque: 14.4 Nm
Panel efficiency: 15%
Solar Panel Area: 2m2
Solar Specifications: Polycrystalline, 300 W
The size and cost of panels played a major role in determining the solar panel selection. We also considered the solar radiation that falls in Bhubaneshwar during February-March.
Pedal force: 400 N
The radius of wheel: 190.5 mm
Stopping distance (s): 4.57 m
Caliper piston diameter (Dp): 25 mm
Coefficient of friction of tire (µt): 0.8
Coefficient of friction in pad and disc (µc): 0.32
Disc Brakes with two floating piston calipers, actuated with a Tandem Master Cylinder (TMC) and is also equipped with a Brake-over kill switch.