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Worlds fastest street legal ELECTRIC CAR 1972 Datsun 1200 Whtie Zombie.
This car is based in Oregon... there are something like 18 hydro electric power plants in that state! Hydro generation accounts for 58% of all electricity in Oregon (Over 70% in Washington) and coal accounts for less than 7%.
Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it costs just $1.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at $20.00 per 100kms.
EVs use between 1/6th and 1/10th the energy of a comparable ICE powered car.
Datsun 1200 EV Specs:
- Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8 inch
- Controller - Zilla Z2K EHV 2000 Amp
- Battery - 60x 16 Ah Hawker Enersys 'Genesis' Lead-Acid 360 Volts
- Final Drive ratio - 4.11 : 1
- Weight - 2,450 Pounds (1,113 Kilograms)
Electric Ariel Atom vs Porsche Carrera GT Ferrari 360 Spider NO CONTEST
Electric Ariel Atom vs Porsche Carrera GT Ferrari 360 Spider
Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used
to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air
conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and drive line
inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel
efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it
costs just $1.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at
$25.00 per 100kms.
Ferrari 360 Spider - 400Bhp / 3197lb
Porsche Carrera GT - 605Bhp / 3043lb
Wrighspeed X1 - 220Bhp / 1536lb
• 3-phase AC induction motor, 236hp at the motor shaft
• 182 ft lbs torque at the motor shaft, from 0 rpm to 6,000 rpm
• 13,300 rpm rev limit
• weight 1,536 lbs
• no clutch, single gear ratio 8.25:1
. 25kw/hr Li-ion battery pack.
Porsche Carrera GT Vs. Electric Car Wrightspeed X1
DIY Cheap Porsche EV conversion $6500
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DIY Cheap Porsche EV conversion cost only $6500.
It is THE most basic EV conversion possible, yet it still makes the evening
news in Arizona and the AP newswire, even the front page of Yahoo.
$8200 worth of EV parts inc 12x deep cycle SLA (144 volts) and DC
drivetrain minus $1700 from selling the old Porsche motor.
The best part: 22 mile round trip costs 21 cents per charge (off peak
overnight) that's $0.01 per mile!
Car has a range of 50 miles per charge.
WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER Current Eliminator V 1/4 Mile
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WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER
World record ET for an Electric Car Current Eliminator V 7.956 @ 159.85
MPH. Powered by Altairnano batteries. Record since beaten by Killacycle but
still the fastest EV car.
This Electric E36 Makes 850 lb/ft of Torque at the Wheels! - /TUNED
EV West isn't like other electric car builders. They aren't trying to save
the planet from gasoline emissions, they are trying to build race cars
using electric technology for events that can best use that technology. The
Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, with a total driving distance of under
20 miles at very high elevation, is one of those events. We take their
Pike's Peak M3 to the Dyno to find out what 400
Kilowatts means in horsepower, then to see how
Behind the scenes of building an electric car - The journey
Follow us on a journey of the successes and dissapointments that were
Team Swinburne Electric 2010, AKA tse_10, was the first year a group of
Swinburne engineering students endevoured to develop and build an Electric
Vehicle for the Formula SAE competition. The team hit trouble when they
blew up their motor controller, just over a week before the competition.
The team then borrowed another motor controller which also ended up
blowing. The team then borrowed ANOTHER motor controller, to which they had
some success, until the night before the competition, when it also blew up.
In total the team blew up 3x $4,000 controllers, 6 times (after repairs).
It is thought that the motor is faulty and is causing the issues.
Final Year Members:
Non Final Year Members:
Jacob Vu Tran
ATA and MEVIG
Warning: Although edited, this is behind the scenes footage and may contain
some course language and/or offensive behaviour.
INTRODUCING THE WORLD'S FASTEST ROAD VEHICLE AT 340 MPH
Meet the world's fastest ever road vehicle built to reach an astonishing
top speed of 340mph and get 90MPG!
The Acabion GTBO uses jet fighter technology and aerodynamics to reach its
extraordinary speed propelled by a state-of-the-art turbo-charged engine.
Its designers revealed it could reach 300mph in a blistering 30 seconds
- substantially quicker than the rival Bugatti Veyron which takes 55 seconds to
reach its top speed of 250mph.
The two-wheeled GTBO comes with two extra stabilizers at the rear to keep
it steady at low speeds - similar to those fitted to a child's first bike.
However, rather than pedal power, the two-seater has a 1300cc turbo-charged engine which produces a staggering
The GTBO's designer, former Porsche engineer Peter Maskus, described the
unusual vehicle as a "road streamliner". It weighs just 700lbs - half the
weight of the original Mini.
Although it looks a bit like a motorcycle, Dr Maskus claims it is a new
type of vehicle altogether and is the future of high-speed, low-emission
An electric version with a top speed of around 300mph is also planned.
Dr Maskus, who runs Acabion, said: "The Acabion GTBO minimizes weight and
maximizes power and aerodynamic efficiency. The effects are just out of
"The GTBO is the trendsetter towards a new generation of crafts in two
categories, both hyper efficient.
"One category is pure electric for city traffic and distances up to 300
"The other category is petrol driven with 10 times the punch and a range of
up to 1000 miles per fuel-stop.
"They both Boost the jet-like GTBO
to jet-fighter punch and to new dimensions of both efficiency and speed."
Dr Maskus said he believed the GTBO "integrates the best you can get from
cars and bikes", combined with a jet cockpit.
The vehicle can reach such high speeds thanks to its arrow shape which
reduces lifting or grip loss.
Dr Maskus added: "Building cars based on carriages was a logical thing to
do back in 1886. It is the most silly thing to do in the 21st century."
Asked whether he believed his vehicle was better than the much-lauded
Bugatti Veyron, Dr Maskus
said: "The Veyron is a
"But that is a bit of its problem - it's still a car.
"The Acabion does not even want to be a car, nor a bike. It is a new class:
a road streamliner.
"Our grandchildren will probably laugh at how slow and how inefficient cars
Dr Maskus, who is German and has also worked for Mercedes, said the GTBO
would be in production and on the road within three years.
But those wanting to buy the vehicle developed in Switzerland and the UK
will have to pay a staggering £1.5million for the privilege.
The fastest, mass-produced road car is currently the American-built SSC
Ultimate Aero TT which managed 257mph in tests verified by the Guinness
World Records in October last year.
So, do you think the Acabion is capable of 340mph? If not what top speed do
you think? For example, the Veyron has the 1000hp at 4300lbs. -
drag coefficient of .41. It has a high speed mode that basically retunes
the suspension (lowers front and rear) and rear wing that reduces the drag
to .36 to achieve -I think it was the last 60mph or so to what 253mph? It
takes 500 of those horses just to overcome the wind resistance at the top
end to allow it to continue to accelerate. Wind resistance is the biggest
problem at high speeds over 200mph, this is why it usually takes high HP.
Significantly reduced drag = greater top speed with less HP required. The
drag coefficient of the Acabion is .14 which is less than half the Veyron at 253mph. In addition the
Acabion only lacks 25% of the Veyron's horse power, and it's
83.5% lighter or 1/6 of the weight at only 700lbs. We are talking about an
additional 87mph from 253 - 340. The Veyron experiences a 60mph or so
gain dropping the drag coefficient by .05 - the Acabion drops the .36 drag
by .22 down to .14. The real problem at Acabion is that they released to
much information on this before they were willing to give the public a good
show. Now they're under pressure to deliver. I know at first glance this
thing could seem like some real BS but if your interested in speed you
should give this a serious look before you dismiss it. They spend 2 years
building just one of these, it's based on the Suzuki Hayabusa.
SSC Ultimate Aero - supercar/hypercar (top speed: 256.18mph)
World's Fastest Car...Bugatti Veyron
Top Gear tests the World's Fastest Production Automobile: Bugatti Veyron...has 1000 horses and a top
speed of 407kph! Thats 253mph.
Fastest Car in the World
Extra! 300mpg Electric Car, GT-R Free Rides
This week, Driving Sports TV (http://bit.ly/dsp0rts) brings you another
Extra! news update. First, we visit the Bridgestone Proving Grounds where a
class of kids test their 300mpg electric car. Then, it's off to Portland
Oregon for a ride in a 600whp GT-R!
DIY Electric Car: 04B DC Motor Basics, Part 2
Showing how to build an electric car, we continue looking at how a DC motor
This is an excerpt from BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR, an instructional DVD
available from 300MPG.org:
Please visit my blog to learn about other projects, including the electric
motorcycle and DIY Hybrid Pickup Truck.
FASTEST STREET CAR IN THE WORLD! Larry Larson runs 6.95 @ 209 on Drag Week!!!
http://www.1320video.com/store/dvd/ Larry Larson proves his car once again
to be the fastest street car in the world by completing Hot Rod Magazin'es
Drag Week 2010 AND making the first 6 second pass in Drag Week history! Not
only did he make a 6 second pass, but he made that pass after driving 1200
miles on country roads, rain, and he did it 20 minutes after a 7.005 pass,
hot lapping the car!