BRP Can Am confirmed yesterday, On Wednesday the signature of a partnership with the Center of advanced technologies of the university of Sher brook and TM-4 to develop the electric portion of the new Edge hybrid Am Can Am Spyder, presented to the state of concept at the end of 2010.
This new having three wheels will remain faithful to the Rot ax twin-cylinder, but an electrical motor will take over at low speed and will shoulder the thermal block in the event of strong acceleration. The goal is to reduce the consumption without harming the performances.
The type of electrical motor which TM-4 will build up is not final. According to Patrick Quiroz, project manager with the CTA, it engine-wheel whose subsidiary of Hydro-Quebec was made the specialist would not retained; Can Am Spyder not offers enough interior space to place the electronics of control. The new engine would be rather based on more recent models developed for automotive industry. The date of marketing of the machine remains to be announced.