As we are currently in the technology demonstration phase, we aim to keep you updated with the latest news and events on the project as and when they happen.
We are in an exciting phase where we are heading towards Technology Readiness Level 4 and solid evidence to support our claims about reduced specific fuel consumption and emissions.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitiate to get in touch and we will respond as soon as we are able.
At the final race of the year at Rockingham , POD-6 performed immaculately and successfully completed the three races of the day. When the final results were calculated, POD-6 ended up in twenty-seventh place out of over two hundred cars competing during the year. These included cars from as far afield as the USA and Brazil!
POD-6, the re-vamped Greenpower car from Chipping Sodbury School, has had a very successful year. The reliability problems have been overcome and the car has climbed its way towards the top of the table.
At the penultimate heat at Castle Combe on 15th September the Covaxe-sponsored POD-6, which started the year in 93rd position, ended in ninth place out of seventy-two cars racing that day..
Chipping Sodbury’s Rotary Racer and Chain Reaction finished 3rd and 17th respectively.
All hangs now on the final race at Rockingham on 5th October!
We are delighted to announce that covaxe® is supporting the development of a new electric car at Chipping Sodbury School for the 2018 Greenpower season.
A new car was trialled in 2017 and the 2018 season is just starting with the car, which has improved aerodynamics and better motor cooling.
We are now covaxe® – Constant Volume Axial Engines. covaxe® is still developing the same innovative engine, same savings in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, same reductions in particulate emissions, same exciting research and development project.
But a new name and a new brand for a cleaner, greener image.
In April we joined the Technology Developer Accelerator Programme. The UK Advanced Propulsion Centre have awarded us a place on the “Technology Developer Accelerator Programme”, a programme sponsored by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the aim of accelerating the development of cutting-edge technologies to reduce carbon emissions in the automotive industry.
To demonstrate our commitment to low emissions automotive power, we sponsor the Greenpower Electric Car project at Chipping Sodbury School. Out of over two hundred cars entered internationally, the School’s ‘Rotary Racer’ and ‘RAF-Pod’ came fifth and thirty-fifth respectively in the IET final at Rockingham in 2016.