The CTA presented its all-electric concept versions of Can-Am Spyder at EVS 29 recently.

The Can-Am Spyder Electric Concept Vehicle is a three-wheeled motorcycle, equipped with a 16 kWh battery, good for about 170 km (106 miles) of range.

The conventional petrol version has been manufactured by Bombardier Recreational Products since 2007, and in 2015 total sales exceeded 100,000, so there is some potential to sell an all-electric version.

Despite that, there is no current announcement about whether the all-electric Can-Am Spyder will enter production, but who knows this concept debut might spur production?

According to the video Can-Am Spyder Electric Concept Vehicle is equipped with:

  • 50 kW, 200 Nm electric motor (PMSM), which revs to 6,500 rpm (liquid cooled)
  • single-speed transmission
  • lithium-ion batteries (up to 17 kWh), 170 Wh/kg, which are passively cooled using phase change material (PCM)

"In December 2010, the CTA started the development of an electric hybrid concept vehicle. The evolution of the project has led to this fully functional 100% electric concept vehicle that can achieve a range of 170 km with zero emissions and without compromising performance with respect to gas-powered models. At the heart of this concept lies a CTA-patented 16 kW/h battery pack that is available for potential new clients.

The CTA is at the heart of innovation, and the cooperation between the Université de Sherbrooke and BRP is an unparalleled asset in research and development projects. Over 20 post-graduate students participated in this nearly-5-year $11.3M project."

"The project was supported financially by the Automotive Partnership Canada  program, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, InnovÉÉ and BRP."

Pascal Ranger, the CTA's general manager said:

"We are very proud to show this electric concept vehicle during the most highly acclaimed symposium in the electric drive industry. The CTA's expertise is focused on vehicle electrification, mechatronics, lightweighting, connectivity as well as noise and vibration management. We adopt a predictive engineering approach to reduce development costs and time for our clients."