HypnoZ - 2012

HypnoZ with its gull-wing doors was one the most prestigious vehicle of EPSA. It has the most onboard intelligence with its electronic systems and control law made to manage the hybridation of the car. Unfortunately, the hybridation had many problems arisen during the SIA Trophy 2012.

Nethertheless, a new team worked on the car during the 2013 season in order to make it functional for the SIA Trophy 2013. The wheelbase had been upgraded and tested on a circuit. The hybridation system had been remodeled: batteries are used for the energy storage rather than super-capacitors allowing a better autonomy in an electric mode.

During the 2013 season, HypnoZ was shown at many events that includes Rendez-Vous Carnot, Run in Lyon and the Forum Perspectives.

Fiche technique général

Name: HypnoZ

Code name: TIZY'2012

Year of making: 2012

Type: Two-seater

Motorisation: Parallel hybrid (thermical (fuel)  - electric)

Hybridation architecture: FERT (Front Electrical Rear Thermical)

Overall width: 1800 mm

Overall length: 4300 mm

Wheelbase: 2800 mm

Logo of the vehicle HypnoZ
Engine and gearbox of HypnoZ

Motorisation and energy storage

4 driving wheels (front wheels : electric engine, rear wheels : thermical engine)

Thermical motorisation: Citroën C1/Peugeot 107 engine (68 hp fuel)

Gearbox : Renault R21

Gasoline tank : 10L tank

Electric motorisation : 2 Lynch LEM200-D135RAG engines (direct current engine - 2 x 22 hp)

Electric energy storage : 4 super-capacitors Maxwell (total electric energy on board : 950 kJ)

Kinetic energy retrieval system while braking

Frame and grounding liaison

Tubular frame welded

Type : 3 cells (Front - Rear - Cabin)

Materials : Circular tubes made of steel and aluminium plates

Separated trains with double triangulation

Hub seats "home-made"

Shock-absorber : tipper triangles at the front and rear

Tyres : Michelin Primacy

Car body

Type : Peugeot RC Cup

Material : Fibreglass

Car door : gull-wing doors