The cells send their reserves to a rear-mounted motor of undisclosed capacity and are claimed to endow the Aura with some 400 miles of range, making it one of the longest-range functional EVs yet built. But where the Aura most obviously differs technically from mainstream series-production EVs is in its potential to reduce range anxiety with a bespoke battery management platform.
Conjure’s Android-powered HMI system, displayed via a self-levelling 5.0in circular display in the steering wheel and a 10.0in central touchscreen, uses Spark EV’s energy-optimisation technology to offer highly accurate and realistic battery-charge estimates, based on a vast array of influencing factors, including your driving style, the weather and the surrounding environment.
Spark says its software can ensure “the driver will never run out of electricity unexpectedly or wait on a charge point for longer than is necessary”, giving readings to within 99.5% accuracy.
Many EVs on the road today, Spark EV claims, give “up to 100% inaccurate” charge indications, as they don’t analyse enough external data. Its own system can provide “near-perfect” energy optimisation mid-journey” and can be connected to a ‘digital twin’ of the car to provide the driver with analysis of regular driving routes to boost range and reduce environmental impact.