Cars

Since REV began, we have created 3 cars: Photon, Tachyon, and TESTA. Work on a fourth car, Leo, continues under absolute secrecy.

Leo

Leo

Leo is REV's current main project. Begun in the spring of 2017, it will have an ultralight carbon fiber and Nomex monocoque body and a new student-designed motor controller, as well as all-new steering and battery systems. We hope to compete with Leo at Shell Eco Marathon Americas in spring 2019.

TESTA 3.0

TESTA 3.0

TESTA 3.0 was an improvement upon the original TESTA, with a new black fiberglass body and several other significant improvements. It competed in Electrathon America, placing first in the college division.

Tachyon

Tachyon

Tachyon competed in a different category at the Shell Eco-Marathon than the other two cars, the Urban Concept category. Tachyon ran a 48 VDC system, with two brushless motors. It had on an Arduino Galileo with custom code, and a custom-designed motor controller. Tachyon was disassembled in the fall of 2015.

TESTA 1 and 2

TESTA 3.0

TESTA was REVs second car. There were two TESTA iterations. The first was a partially solar-powered vehicle, and the second focuses mainly on efficiency. Both ran on a 36 VDC system with one brushless motor. Both had a custom aluminum chassis and fiberglass body. TESTA 1 placed 3rd in Solar Category at the 2012 Shell Eco-Marathon, while TESTA 2 placed 12th at the 2013 Shell Eco-Marathon.

Photon

Photon

Photon was REVs first car. It ran on a 36 VDC system, with a brushless motor and controller. The body and chassis were altered from the Electrathon kit. It placed 18th in Battery Electric Charge category at the 2013 Shell Eco-Marathon, with a usage of 62.88 miles per kilowatt-hour.