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
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
Tango-EV sets Record 1/4 Mile Time 7/25/2009
7/25/09 9:58PM at Portland International Raceway
Alec Proudfoot drives Jorg Brown's Tango-EV Electric Car.
Sets new modified production EV, 228 V (193 to 240 V) class record.
12.874 seconds with top speed of 101.1 mph in the 1/4 mile drag race.
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.
Opel Agila Electric Conversion 20Kw part 2 Homemade controller
Motor: Permanent magnet DC motor 230V 207A peak
Battery: LiFePO4 72 cells in series A123 Systems 20Ah
Lithium 4,4Kwh in total
Controller Homemade 220A 300v continuous MC33035 IC
Servo-brake: Electric vacuum pump 70w
Max Speed: to be tested estimate ~ 55km/h
Wh/Km : 56 at 17km/h not 100 % accurate
Website : http://www.masinaelectrica.com
Electric Car Drag Racing in Hagerstown, MD
The Power of DC is held every summer by the Electric Vehicle Association of
Washington, DC and sanctioned by the National Electric Drag Racing
Electric Car 2 Owner 1971 VW Squareback EV Beetle Bug Karmann Ghia wagon
This is a Very clean 1971 VW Squareback Wagon. If your looking for one of
these cars this is as clean as it gets it is a 2 owner from what i know of
the car. The coolest thing possibly is the fact that the car is a Electric
Vehicle / EV also if you want i will include the Generator so you can make
it a Hybrid. This is a great car and the electric part is done right these
kits cost $7500 to $9500 and then you have to install it and have a vehicle
prepped for it etc there is $15,000 to $20,000 you will not have to dump
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Running On Lithium: White Zombie vs. Corvette
Running On Lithium. Are backyard engineers pioneering the future of the
electric car? As street-legal electric cars race against muscle cars, this
documentary provides a thrilling insight into the future of renewable
energy. Journeyman Pictures TV
1978 NHRA Sportsnationals
The late, great, Modified eliminator. If you've never witnessed Modified
Production and Gas-class cars in action, you really missed drag racing's
most exciting era!
Sure, drag cars are making more horsepower and torque than
ever, with resulting quicker and faster ET's and MPH, but the sounds of these
high rpm, manual shift race cars--sans any electronic rev limiters--is no
longer around. Ditto for the mean sounding/cool looking dry hops, as the
cars approach the start line (after the burnout) is unfortunately, a thing
of the past.
Electric Vehicle Hits and Misses - Autoline This Week 1647
They arrived with such fanfare a couple years back, that you'd have thought
we'd all be driving electrics by now but that's not the case. In fact, even
today some manufacturers are reticent to even offer an electric option. But
that hasn't stopped everyone from the biggest OEMs to the single car
startups from designing and building all-electric cars. On Autoline This
Week John McElroy and his panel look at the world of electric cars, if
there's a want, a need or a business case to be made for their existence.
Joining John in studio is Csaba Csere, the former Editor-in-Chief of Car &
Driver magazine and Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics. Get more video everyday at