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
I editied togehter this moive for John "Plasmaboy Wayland" some of you may have already seen this video under 0c10 my old youtube account I deleted this morning because of some technical issues.
The White Zombie is a 1972 Datsun converted into a fully electric car. If you have any questions about the White Zombie just visit the website at
Running On Lithium: Electric Ford Cobra vs. Subaru Impreza RS
Michael Kadie and John Wayland are racing their electric cars on a Saturday night at Portland's International Raceway. It is Michael's first electric kit car - a Ford Cobra and he is preparing for his first race against a Subaru Impreza RS.
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. Thanks for looking!
Li-ion - Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE
This side-by-side two seat urban car was the sleeper of the competition. Built on a lightweight aluminum chassis and carrying 20.7 kWh of perhaps the best available lithium-ion batteries for BEV applications (Dow-Kokam), the vehicle still weighed in at only 2176 pounds. Paired with a permanent magnet electric motor of 38 kW continuous power and a 91.5% efficient battery charger, the Wave II demonstrated outstanding low mechanical and aerodynamic drag resulting in high efficiency.
Team Name: Li-Ion Motors
Location: North Carolina
Vehicle: Wave II
Class: Alternative Side by Side
No. of wheels: Four
Drive type: Battery electric, front-wheel-drive
Power source: Lithium-ion batteries
For more information: http://progressiveautoxprize.org
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WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
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 than 7%.
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 car.
Datsun 1200 EV Specs:
- Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8 inch
- 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)