Behind the scenes of building an electric car - The journey
Follow us on a journey of the successes and dissapointments that were tse_10.
Team Swinburne Electric 2010, AKA tse_10, was the first year a group of Swinburne engineering students endevoured to develop and build an Electric Vehicle for the Formula SAE competition. The team hit trouble when they blew up their motor controller, just over a week before the competition. The team then borrowed another motor controller which also ended up blowing. The team then borrowed ANOTHER motor controller, to which they had some success, until the night before the competition, when it also blew up. In total the team blew up 3x $4,000 controllers, 6 times (after repairs). It is thought that the motor is faulty and is causing the issues.
Final Year Members:
Non Final Year Members:
Jacob Vu Tran
ATA and MEVIG
Warning: Although edited, this is behind the scenes footage and may contain some course language and/or offensive behaviour.
NHRA Drag Racing Pro Mods & Doorslammers - Mission, BC - June 27/09 part 1 of 4
CanadaMotorSports - Drag racing at Mission Raceway Park, Mission BC, part 1 of 4. June 27, 2009. Check out parts 2, 3 and 4 for more amazing drag racing including top end 200+ mph passes! Pure Sound! No music, just cars!
NHRA Drag Racing, featuring 8 second door-slammers, pro-mods, pro streets. Look for Rick DiStefano's beautiful Pro-mod 1953 Chevrolet Corvette.
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New Electric Cars Are Better
Just showing off some of the cool new electric cars and putting to rest some of the myths out there. When people think of electric cars, typically they think of older ugly slower models, lead-acid batterys, and BS propaganda they've read slamming the "electric cars"(as though they all carried the exact same attributes)
The battery technology has changed(and will change even more when nanowire battery becomes common), the speeds have changed, the climate versatility has changed, the prices are changing, the car companies are changing... everything is changing for the better. I expect to see a lot more support for EV's during and after 2010.
Music, San Francisco, by:
Running On Lithium: White Zombie vs. Mazda Turbo
This is the beginning of the docu "Running On Lithium" and it features John Wayland's Electric White Zombie vs. Mazda turbo Rotary Power.
Clip from the documentary: 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. Thanks for looking!
80+ mph Electric Truck Conversion Part 1
http://www.useafuel.com - Converting a gas powered 93 Mazda pickup to a 100% electric vehicle. This is a freeway capable conversion kit with speeds of 80+ mph. Part 1 shows all of the steps taken to remove old and install new components.
Inizio RTX - World's Fastest Electric Car Vs. Tesla Roadster
Designed by Li-Ion Motors, the Inizio all-electric supercar is capable of speeds up to 170mph and achieves 0-60mph in just 3.4 secs (Tesla Roadster, 0-60mph in 3.7sec). Green Energy News speaks with NASCAR driver turned environmentalist, Leilani Munter, about the all new electric sportscar which competes with (and surpasses) the Tesla Roadster in many areas. Footage from 2011 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS).