We are only 14 days in and we have already raised $6,625 from 46 donors! What an incredible amount of support you all have shown us! We give you our deepest thanks as this project wouldn't be possible without you!
Your donations so far for this first phase will help us build the module housings for our batteries! Currently, we have been putting the batteries in fragile, acrylic boxes (you can check them out here). This is good for our prototype stages, however, they will probably not withstand the trip across the country.
The new modules will be made of a strong composite material that can handle the harsh environment of a car. You can see the renderings of our new module boxes here. The soft tooling for 50 modules will run around $14,000 (our phase 1 target goal). This soft tool is made off of a CAD file and a 3D printed model. Composite material is then injected into the soft tool to form the module housing. This one piece piece box will make for a safer, more robust battery module.
Again, we thank you for your donation and continued support!