The KillaCycle, ridden by Scotty Pollacheck, made drag racing history AGAIN at Bandimere Speedway October 23rd, 2008. 7.89 s @ 168 MPH is a new official record and makes KillaCycle to the world's quickest electric vehicle of any kind!
The A123 Systems Nanoposphate batteries are changing the entire landscape for electric vehicles, and battery-powered devices in general.
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)
Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle Import vs Harley - Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride 5.83et @ 232mph
Dragbike Live was on location at the Manufacturers Cup Finals held November
12-14 2010 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Georgia when Top Fuel Nitro
motorcycle legendary drag racer Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride against V-Twin
Top Fuel Harley rider Tommy Grimes aboard the Ray Price Top Fuel Nitro
entry met in the final round. Mcbride ran an incredible 5.830 elapsed time
at 232.75 miles per hour for the win! This was a historic final
round,marking the first time a V-Twin Top Fuel Nitro burner would face off
against an import Top Fuel Nitro Methane injected drag bike.
The Shocking Truth About Electric Motorcycles - /RideApart
With 9kWh in its battery pack, nearly twice the capacity of the Toyota
Prius, the 2012 Zero DS is the fastest, longest-range electric motorcycle
to ever enter production. 84mph top speed, 112-mile range. Is that enough
to make it practical, useful transportation? More importantly, can a bike
that slow be fun to ride? For more about electric motorcycles, check out
Quitgas! Clean, Quiet, Fun, Electric Motorcycle
Update February 2009
Well, I am happy with this project except for one issue in order to
service batteries and experiment with the bike, clear access to the
batteries and electronics is needed. Unfortunately, removing the Ninja
bodywork for this access requires removing the mirrors, front blinkers and
windscreen, making the bike unsafe probably illegal to ride. The solution
is some type of one-piece body that is easily removed and does not support
the mirrors and blinkers. So back into the garage it goes! So far Ive
tried several ideas for the bodywork all have been unsuccessful (or really
ugly!). My goal is to be back on the road by Summer 09 with the new
bodywork and updated batteries. Will update the video when completed! See
Note: if youre really interested in this bike, be sure to read through
(all) the comments for a lot of information!
Backyard project to create a form of local transportation WITHOUT burning
gasoline. Since I work within 5 miles of my home and do a lot of local
running around, the idea was to leave the car at home and commute with
clean, quiet electric power as much as possible.
Have been on the road only a few weeks -- still in the testing/adjusting
phase, but so far it looks like this:
Bike has a lot (too much) low end torque so it is pretty quick from a
standing start. However, the top speed right now is about 45mph. Since I
started with a low 6:1 gear ratio, I have plenty of room to change gearing
for more top speed -- however, since I use this locally (mostly on 35mph
city streets), I don't really need much more speed. Also, I chose the
Alltrax controller because it comes with free software so I can plug my
laptop into the bike and adjust motor power, throttle curve, etc.
I'm currently using four 12 volt batteries for a 48 volt bike. Since this
was an "experiment" and my first EV, I used the cheapest batteries I could
find (Wal-Mart 85 ah Marine batteries at about $45 each). They are,
however, working out well for now.
Plugs in to any standard 120 volt household outlet and takes about 6 hours
to charge (not really sure since I plug it in at night and it's ready in
the morning). The math says the range would be about 30 miles on a charge,
but it's looking like much less than that right now. Again, actual numbers
coming as soon as I complete testing and adjusting.
Total cost to build is about $2,800 which includes the cost of the original
bike, the (all-new) motor and electronics, new tires, etc. Cost to run
(electricity) should be about 2 cents per mile.
Some Details :
D&D SepEx Motor (about 45 ft-pd torque at 2000rpm)
400 Amp Alltrax Controller with PC link
Four 12 volt deep cycle marine batteries (Wal-Mart)
Four on-board battery chargers
More details coming soon. . . . . .
GO GREEN !
Nancy Avalos -- garage help, photographer, food runs!
Andy Limon (the "Rocket Scientist" from Street Tuner Challenge) -- advice
1. Marvin Gaye
4. Beach Boys
Killacycle battery powered drag bike's record-breaking run
The Killacycle broke records at the AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing
Association) Grand Finale in Las Vegas. Susan, the vidograper, caught
driver Scotty Pollacheck's beautiful burn out and 8.76 second quarter-mile
run. Carefully watch the end of the track when the powerful A123 M1
batteries burn out one of the overloaded motors, sending sparks onto the
track and a ball of glowing plasma high over the right guardrail.
Bill Dube wrecks the fastest electric motorcycle
Bill Dube wrecks the fastest electric motorcycle. He tries to do a burn
out and he is not the normal driver. Darwinism applies to government
scientists as well. more info at
Building VoltZilla The Electric motorcycle "forkencycle"
This is my 1976 Honda CB 550 that i converted to electric. I took an old
Raymond model 20 fork truck and used the guts for my motorcycle. This is
photo video of building the bike, there will be more to come. After
turning in the scrap from the forktruck, I spent $15.61 as of right now,
including the cost of new tires. It covered the cost of almost everything I
bought to make this project happen... "voltzilla" is its name, thanks rob
for the name ... How did u get voltzilla out of killacycle? Haha LOL yahoo
its a ForkenCycle
Google Voltzilla for more info!