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.
Speed Records White Zombie
The White Zombie as appeared on The Speed Channel's "Speed Records".
See http://www.PlasmaBoyRacing.com/ for more info, or www.NEDRA.com
Inizio RTX - World's Fastest Electric Car Vs. Tesla Roadster
Designed by Li-Ion Motors, the Inizio all-electric supercar is capable of
speeds up to 170mph and achieves 0-60mph in just 3.4 secs (Tesla Roadster,
0-60mph in 3.7sec). Green Energy News speaks with NASCAR driver turned
environmentalist, Leilani Munter, about the all new electric sportscar
which competes with (and surpasses) the Tesla Roadster in many areas.
Footage from 2011 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS).
Electric Car Drag Racing | Oregon Field Guide | OPB
The Pacific Northwest may not have much NASCAR, but it's the home of NEDRA:
The National Electric Drag Racing Association. Come out to the drag strip
at the Portland International Raceway for some racing gone green - without
a drop of gas. Watch John Wayland's all electric White Zombie leave modern
sports cars in his dust while he sets world records.