Fintos Electric Car's first entry to the market - the Spika is a high performance and revolutionary car that is about to become a reality. Prototyping is currently ongoing at their base in Carrick on Shannon. This project was initially supported by Vital, European Union’s INTERREG IVA Programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and is a collaboration between Dublin's DCU Invent, Dundalk IT Regional Development Centre and Queen's University Belfast.
Spika launch at the Energy Show in the RDS.
The suspension designers are Track Day Performance TDP, leaders in the field of performance suspension design. The car charging management will be handled by M2C suppliers of charging solutions to the ESB ecars (Irish Power Company). The Spika will be powered by 2 lightweight yet powerful 33Kw/140kw electric AC motors providing a huge power to weight ratio and giving the car excellent torque and rapid acceleration. The chassis is of carbon fibre/aluminium construction gives the whole car amazing strength and rigidity as well as providing huge weight savings. Early testing of composite materials was done by the Institute of Composite Research in the University of Limerick. An airflow analysis study was completed by CREST in the IT Sligo.
The Spika is a high performance semi-sports car built for speed and fun, while being also a functional long range form of transport. It has been designed to dispel many of the preconceptions that people have about electric cars.