Take a look at some of our past projects
Protoscar consults TCS in completing unfulfilled market needs of e-car drivers, choose the products to recommend and engage in e-mobility projects with a great potential.
E-Mobility - "Geschäftsmodelle für EVU"
Protoscar collaborates with Vereon and lhi in preparing some of the topics of this intensive course, held in German.
Protoscar and EVTEC co-founded GOtthard FASTcharge, before Energie360 invested as a stockholder. GOFAST is building a network of super fast charging stations and Protoscar helped the start up to enter the e-mobility market through business planning and technical support.
SUN2WHEEL Demo Garage
SUN2WHEEL is an autarchic garage that combines the following elements: photovoltaic production, buffer battery, regulated and/or bidirectional charging of the car and connection to the house for delivering excess electricity.
According to the cantonal electric vehicle development scenarios and other factors, the study forecasts the future demand for charging infrastructure in the canton of Graubünden until 2035.
sleep&charge with ripple control
Protoscar helped some power utilities in testing a charging station with a ripple control in order to manage the charging loads.
30th Anniversary of TTVS: How it all Begun
The 30th anniversary of the "Team Ticino Vicolo Solare" (TTVS) at the Protoscar's facility in Riva San Vitale for a revival of what had been started in June 1986.
St. Moritz Energie
Protoscar helped St.Moritz Energie to develop the new charging infrastructure concept in order to be ready for the Alpine World Ski Championship 2017.
"Elektromobilität - und jetzt?"
Modern e-mobility started in Switzerland 30 years ago with the TourDeSol. For this anniversary, Protoscar put together insights based on its long experience.
Eurostar project Inflatable
The Eurostars project "InflatableCar" started in January 2016. It will develop extremely lightweight components based on inflatable textiles for PHEVs and EVs. The project will end in 2018.
EM teamed up with Protoscar to offer an e-mobilty training program dedicated to electricians, planners and architects. Thanks to Protoscar's experience in the field it covers comprehensively all the aspects related to e-mobility
espresso&charge provides up to 120 kW DC + 60 kW AC and features all fast charging standards of all car manufacturers. It adjusts the output power of its plugs during parallel charging sessions to optimally meet the needs of the connected cars.
Optiresource is an easy and interactive tool for the visualization of the different well-to-wheel energy chains. The software allows the analysis and comparison of these energy chains and energy scenarios in terms of consumptions, greenhouse gas emissions, etc.
FutureCar is an innovation network organized by Fraunhofer IAO with the collaboration of Protoscar. It allows supplier companies to think in advance about how the value chain and competence structure change in the automotive industry through e-mobility.
Elektromobile Stadt is an innovation network organized by Fraunhofer IAO with the collaboration of Protoscar. The aim of the Elektromobile Stadt network is to discuss and develop an action plan for the integration of e-mobility in cities and towns.
Protoscar is the contact partner in Switzerland for the deployment in Switzerland. Moreover, Protoscar realized the video animation for the communication of ChargeLounge at the Hannover Messe in 2014 and at the Kongress of the Forum Elektromobilität.
Fleet analysis tool
Protoscar developed an innovative tool that allows identifying the electrification potential of a fleet with regard to the mobility requirements, greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and TCO.
Protoscar designed and developed shop&charge for the pilot project in Mendrisio: VEL-1. Since then over 200 stations have been installed and several further developments have been applied to this product. shop&charge matches the standard open source foundations OPI2020.
sleep&charge has been developed to ideally charge at home. A work&charge variation is also available to charge the EV at work. This device is designed to charge every EV comfortably.
A consortium of local partners composed by Daimler, the city of Stuttgart, EnBW, car2go, e-mobil BW and the Fraunhofer Institut worked together on this project. The study analyzed the required charging infrastructure for different scenarios until 2035.
EVTEC coffee&charge is easy to install on open source standard foundations, no special electric commissioning is needed, simply connectable to 32A threephase AC grid.
The fast charge will allow to overcome the range anxiety; to do occasionally long journey; to realize vehicle with smaller batteries and to optimally use electric vehicle fleets.
EV Promotion Measures
Marco Piffaretti supported and consulted the introduction of the new bonus/malus system for vehicle taxation in Ticino. A CO2-emission based factor has been introduced.
Masterplan Canton Ticino
Within the project named RiParTI 2.0 the same method, developed for the city of Zurich, has been applied to calculate the required charging infrastructure to charge the coming EVs of the whole territory of the Canton Ticino in different scenarios until 2035.
iMiev Home Energy Management System
This video animation, developed by Protoscar on behalf of Mitsubishi, shows how the Home Energy Management System (HEMS) manages energy in a smarter way giving additional advantages to the user. It has been presented at Geneva Motorshow.
Protoscar LAMPO3 GT
Further developments of LAMPO3, the third of our prototypes, have been elaborated in order to preparing a possible micro series. This included designing, modeling, rendering and developing a 3D animation of LAMPO3 GT.
For the implementation of the extensive nationwide fast charging network in Switzerland, the placement of the areas where the charging points should be installed has been identified.
On behalf and with ewz, the municipal electric utility of the city of Zurich, Protoscar developed in 2011 the first Charging Infrastructure Masterplan 2020. The study shows the charging infrastructure that will be necessary to meet the needs of the electric mobility in Zurich.
Fleet's Electrification and Optimization Analysis
On behalf of FEDRO, the Federal Roads Office, Protoscar analyzed the electrification potential of the management's fleet through a detailed monitoring with GPS during 6 months.
Possible business cases for photovoltaic installations in the city of Mendrisio have been analyzed in this project.
LAMPO3 is a purpose designed battery powered electric demonstration sports car developed on the base of 30.000 km lessons learned with its predecessors LAMPO and LAMPO2. Protoscar together with its partners designed, engineered and realized this super sporty EV prototype.
move&charge has been the ideal product for EVTEC to enter the DC fast charger business segment. The charger is innovative, efficient and cost effective.
EU Project HySYS
HySYS was a research and development project which is founded by European commission and coordinated by Daimler. The goal was to improve system components and subsystems for FC and hybrid vehicles.
The most difficult problem to be solved in relation to EV charging is how to deal with the demand peaks that will occur when thousands of car owners all start charging at the same time. S2G analyses frequency and voltage changes and adjusts household electricity usage.
LAMPO2 is the more energy efficient successor of LAMPO. This sport car is equipped with different charging modes, among them the DC fast charging where up to 100 km of additional range can be charged within just 10 minutes, by an off-board system.
LAMPO is our first sports electric prototype. It is powered by two BRUSA electric motors, optimized for maximizing acceleration and regenerative braking respectively. They deliver a total output of 268 HP and a torque of over 440 Nm.
The principal players in the car ecosystem worked together to produce a DC quick-charging standard that they called CHAdeMO. This standard was developed jointly by the members of the CHAdeMO Association, hosted by TEPCO.
Daimler selected Protoscar for the conception and realisation of a new, interactive, technical exhibit first shown at NAIAS 2009, at Detroit. The goal was to support technical staff explaining the latest fuel cell technologies.
CH vision 2020
The aim of this study was to analyze the prediction of the EV market penetration in Switzerland in 2020 and related consequences on the electric grid. Protoscar developed the scenario calculation, managed the research and prepared the graphic layout.
Definition and realization of control interface optimized for EVs. Among its main features an intelligent charging system and a GPS based range estimator.
GM "Hydrogen 4"
The exhibit explains the Hydrogen 4 Fuel Cell technologies. It consists of a physical model and of several animations explaining the main traffic situations behaviors.
The video presents Daimler's vision about the future of personal mobility in terms of clean vehicles based on E-drive and renewable hydrogen production: the result is a clean mobility within 2030.
The exhibit explains the Two-Mode Hybrid system as it will be offered in Mercedes-Benz first full hybrid car: the ML450. It consists of a physical model and of an interactive touch screen connected to the main components and the several animations explaining the system.
DaimlerChrysler selected Protoscar for the conception and realisation of a new, interactive, technical exhibit first shown at IAA 2007, in Frankfurt. The goal was to support technical staff explaining the latest fuel cell technologies.
Innovative materials are applied to the uncoventional design of the Rinspeed eXasis concept car (Biogas powered). This concept car has been presented at Geneva Motorshow. Protoscar was in charge of the sketches, the 3D modeling and renderings.
Innovative materials are applied to the uncoventional design of the Rinspeed eXasis concept car (Biogas powered). Presented at Geneva Motorshow.
Live Design Studio Paris
Interactive demo of design processinvolving people to apply oneself and understand it.
The Porsche 997 Carrera S based concept car shows the application of innovative materials for an exciting roof design. (Biogas powered) Presented at Geneva Motorshow.
The Porsche 997 Carrera S based concept car shows the application of innovative materials for an exciting roof design. (Biogas powered).
How an hybrid vehicle works and the benefits in terms of fuel consumption. Presented at Frankfurt IAA.
CNG, LPG and Biogas are alternative fuels for IC engines. What they are from where they come and why biogas is a renewable energy. Presented at Frankfurt IAA.
Sequel & Graphyte
Displays chassis realized to show and explain what are the main components of the Sequel and Graphyte prototype and how they work. Presented at Frankfurt IAA.
Energy source evolution: from the use of fossil fuels with high carbon content to the use of fuels carbon free. Presented at Geneva Motorshow.
CO2 emission comparison between different engines from the conventional to the CO2 emission free Sequel fuel cell vehicle. Presented at Geneva Motorshow.
How the GM hydrogen vehicle (Hi-wire) is perfectly integrated into the natural water cycle. Presented at Geneva Motorshow.
Display realized to give technical informations about the Compressed Natural Gas technologies & the components of Opel Zafira. Presented at Geneva Motorshow.
Educational tool to support the explanations of CleanCar. It allows the players to create alternative powertrains combining together the basic components. Presented at Geneva Motorshow.
A demonstrative live laboratory with real experiments and experts which explain the future hydrogen technologies. Presented at several motorshows (Geneva, Frankfurt, Birmingham).
Live Design Studio Seoul
Interactive demo of design process involving people to apply oneself and understand it.
Super Four outdoor wheelchair design and functional proposals. For an endless mobility an hybrid vehicle with an electric and a silent gas-operated motors (it can travel at speeds of up to 200 km), it is also fitted with a GPS system.
The Splash concept car is not a conventional amphibious car, it skims over the water on foldable wings like a hydrofoil. In 2006 sets the new world record across the English Channel (Biogas powered) Presented at Geneva Motorshow.
Opel Trixx Codedesign
Visualization of new ideas to accomodate up to three people (and one baby) and7or a lot of things in a three meter long car. presented at Geneva Motorshow.
Rispeed Bedouin is a Porsche 996 based concept car showing how a two-seater pick-up can be transformed into a sporty four-seater wagon at the push of a button. (Biogas powered) Presented at Geneva Motorshow.
New concept of an excavator-loader tool carrier for potential customers.
Honda vision of future home life: hydrogen produced from renewable energies as the energy source for the car and the house. Presented at Frankfurt IAA.
SKF drive By-Wire
The client ask us to visualize how the new technology "drive by wire" works. Presented at Paris Motorshow.
A day in 2020
The story of Max in 2020 explains the GM's future innovative picture of life. Presented at Paris Motorshow.
Realization of a robot showing the concept of a unic chassis with interchangeable car bodies, with a 1:5 robotized scale model.
Developement of an original-design (highway capable) city EV prototype. Different style proposals for zero emissions car fleets based on a common lightweight chassis with a AC induction motor and Na-NiCl battery.
Minonzio Car-shop cabin
Design and engineering for a universal cabin for different car-shops compatible with different chassis and developed to rationalize costs and time of production.
Driving the R-one concept car is as exciting as riding on a bike. The tilting cockpit follows the turns and its height is electronically adjusted according to vehicle speed. (Biogas powered) Presented at Geneva Motorshow.
Pilot Project VEL-1
The municipality of Mendrisio, in southern Switzerland, hosted one of the biggest EV pilot projects: 400 EVs in an area of 20'000 inhabitants. Mendrisio won the contest among other 33 communities interested to perform the project.
HyCar is a fully operable concept vehicle with an electric drive train powered by a battery and a fuel cell in a series-hybrid configuration. (Project supported by the Swiss governement)
Hystation is a charging station which demonstrates how hydrogen could be distributed -for mobility use- by de-centralised systems.
New Fiat 500 Design
New concepts visualizations for Quattroruote newspaper.
Animation for a TV documentary about an underground high speed train network for Switzerland.
This electric Bus is an innovative concept vehicle, called “RhomBus” which due to the clever positioning of its wheels, reduces the steering angle and permits additional seating in a limited space.
Based on Zagato's city-EV, Logos Compositi's and Protoscar developed a high performance EV using Ni-Cd batteries, 2 AC-motors tuning the rear wheels without differential and a lightweight fiberglass structure.
Logos Compositi's boss Carlo Testa and Protoscar in 1987 started developing their first high-performance racing EV adopting AC-traction systems and partecipating in all main European competitions, winning several of them.
In 1986 TTVS had been sponsored by the main Swiss bank UBS and could develop an advanced solar racing car adopting "Formula-1" technology. The Venus partecipated in several competitions in whole Europe, starting with "Tour de Sol 1987".
In 1985 TTVS was established: the goal was to develop racing solar-cars. They had to be light, efficient, aerodynamic and solid. The whole vehicle was totally developed in 9 months, and partecipated in several competitions, starting with "Tour de Sol 1986".