7/25/2009 21:23 Portland International Raceway Drag Race
Alec Proudfoot drives Jorg Brown's Tango EV in near record time for
new modified production EV, 228 V (193 to 240 V) class.
12.969 seconds for 1/4 mile drag race with top speed of 99.84 mph.
Tango - Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE
Tango is an innovative half-lane tandem two-seat commuter car with over 33
kWh of lithium-ion battery storage. This striking vehicle challenges our
perception of what a vehicle can be. A crowd favorite, this BEV is poised
to enter low-volume production.
Class: Alternative (Tandem)
No. of wheels: Four
Drive type: Rear-wheel drive
Power source: 2 100-hp electric motors, one driving each rear wheel. Fuel
type: Electricity. 1.6 kwh of lead-acid batteries are standard, but in the
Xprize competition, the car will run with about 8 kwh of lithium-ion
Claimed range: 40 miles with lead-acid batteries; 200 on lithium ion
Charging: 110-volt, 40 amp on-board charger.
For more information: http://progressiveautoxprize.org
Watch Awards Show Live 9/16/2010
WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/
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
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
Datsun 1200 EV Specs:
- Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8
- 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)