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.
Car Crash Compilation # 63
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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
Tango v Tesla @ Infineon Nov 30th
On Nov 30th, the fastest production electric vehicles in the U.S. went
head-to-head. While their first meeting had a number of issues, most
notably the underfilled Tango battery pack, and the Tesla's non-upgraded
drivetrain, the 1/4 mile time is quite close and indicative of races to
In this race, the Tango got 92.15mph in 14.480 seconds, beating its 14.7
"dial" handicap and thus losing the competition; the Tesla got 101.23mph in
14.666 seconds, slower than its 14.5 "dial" handicap and allowing it to
proceed to the next round. (Two rounds later, the Tango's driver got
behind the wheel of the Tesla and also beat its "dial" handicap... and thus
Epilogue: the cars compete in different voltage classes, and thus both were
able to set NEDRA records for fastest production electric vehicle that day.
See http://www.nedra.com/record_holders.html The previosu NEDRA record
for production electric vehicle was the GM EV-1, at 16.26 seconds and
The Best of George Ray's Wildcat Dragstrip
A little tribute vid for George Ray who passed away in Dec. of 2009, plus
some highlights from some of Urban Hillbilly Action Videos many trips to
George Rays Wildcat Dragstrip...... http://www.urbanhillbilly.us
Filmed at the ASRA Nostalgia Weekend. I57 Dragstrip, Benton IL. June 8
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)
Two Tangos on the Road
Here is a video of two Tangos lane sharing (a time-saving perk in heavy
commute traffic). The all-electric Tango has a powerful acceleration of
0-60 in 4 seconds; a race car roll cage and superior quality and handling.
Visit us at www.commutercars.com for more info.
Commuter Cars' TANGO
"It takes two, to Tango! This is one of the most exciting new electric
car...coming soon! More info @ www.commutercars.com
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5th Scale BurnOut Time! FG Dragster Test Runs
Finally, I'm taking my FG Dragster out for a testrun. The dragster is
powered by a BZM 28.5 Torque Tuned engine which I dropped in a FG
Sportsline 2WD. I've converted my Sportsline chassis to a 1970's Dodge
Challenger, with lots of custom parts. In the video series you will be able
to follow this build from the very start, to the point where it will
finally start burning some rubber!
The custom servo setup works great, the BZM has massive torque, and I love
running this scaled down muscle car! A few alterations will be made in the
future, such as a bit thicker diff oil, and perhaps a different clutch to
make it engage a bit more aggressively. For a first run, I was more than
satisfied and this ride is everything I hoped it to be.
For more information about the FG Sportsline, visit the FG Modellsport
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When you install your electronics in your gas powered car, always remember
to use a killswitch. Killer RC has a great range of products that assist
you in interrupting the ignition of the car and turning the engine off in
case of emergency. Safety first, for yourself and those around you.
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"Hoorn Staat Op" by Dubbel B & Ontoppadiz ft. DJ DNS
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