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
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Сергей Стиллавин и Рустам Вахидов первые
в России протестировали
электроавтомобиль Tesla Model S. Эмоции и
впечатления в новом выпуске видеоверсии
Наша партнерская программа
6 wheel F1 car
Rare old school F1 footage of the 6 wheel Tyrrell P34 driven at Monaco.
Legend F1 commentator Murray Walker voice over.
GOTO: http://tinyurl.com/276c4a4 FOR COMPLETE REVIEW
Susan Carpenter has a look at the E-Tracer, the all-electric
X-Prize-winning "cabin motorcycle" that averages 205.3 miles per gallon
equivalent and can reach a top speed of 200 mph. The "less than $100,000"
vehicle will go into production in 2011. Its target market is California.
VIDEO BY DON KELSEN MYUNG CHUN SUSAN CARPENTER
INTRODUCING THE WORLD'S FASTEST ROAD VEHICLE AT 340 MPH
Meet the world's fastest ever road vehicle built to reach an astonishing
top speed of 340mph and get 90MPG!
The Acabion GTBO uses jet fighter technology and aerodynamics to reach its
extraordinary speed propelled by a state-of-the-art turbo-charged engine.
Its designers revealed it could reach 300mph in a blistering 30 seconds
- substantially quicker than the rival Bugatti Veyron which takes 55 seconds to
reach its top speed of 250mph.
The two-wheeled GTBO comes with two extra stabilizers at the rear to keep
it steady at low speeds - similar to those fitted to a child's first bike.
However, rather than pedal power, the two-seater has a 1300cc turbo-charged engine which produces a staggering
The GTBO's designer, former Porsche engineer Peter Maskus, described the
unusual vehicle as a "road streamliner". It weighs just 700lbs - half the
weight of the original Mini.
Although it looks a bit like a motorcycle, Dr Maskus claims it is a new
type of vehicle altogether and is the future of high-speed, low-emission
An electric version with a top speed of around 300mph is also planned.
Dr Maskus, who runs Acabion, said: "The Acabion GTBO minimizes weight and
maximizes power and aerodynamic efficiency. The effects are just out of
"The GTBO is the trendsetter towards a new generation of crafts in two
categories, both hyper efficient.
"One category is pure electric for city traffic and distances up to 300
"The other category is petrol driven with 10 times the punch and a range of
up to 1000 miles per fuel-stop.
"They both Boost the jet-like GTBO
to jet-fighter punch and to new dimensions of both efficiency and speed."
Dr Maskus said he believed the GTBO "integrates the best you can get from
cars and bikes", combined with a jet cockpit.
The vehicle can reach such high speeds thanks to its arrow shape which
reduces lifting or grip loss.
Dr Maskus added: "Building cars based on carriages was a logical thing to
do back in 1886. It is the most silly thing to do in the 21st century."
Asked whether he believed his vehicle was better than the much-lauded
Bugatti Veyron, Dr Maskus
said: "The Veyron is a
"But that is a bit of its problem - it's still a car.
"The Acabion does not even want to be a car, nor a bike. It is a new class:
a road streamliner.
"Our grandchildren will probably laugh at how slow and how inefficient cars
Dr Maskus, who is German and has also worked for Mercedes, said the GTBO
would be in production and on the road within three years.
But those wanting to buy the vehicle developed in Switzerland and the UK
will have to pay a staggering £1.5million for the privilege.
The fastest, mass-produced road car is currently the American-built SSC
Ultimate Aero TT which managed 257mph in tests verified by the Guinness
World Records in October last year.
So, do you think the Acabion is capable of 340mph? If not what top speed do
you think? For example, the Veyron has the 1000hp at 4300lbs. -
drag coefficient of .41. It has a high speed mode that basically retunes
the suspension (lowers front and rear) and rear wing that reduces the drag
to .36 to achieve -I think it was the last 60mph or so to what 253mph? It
takes 500 of those horses just to overcome the wind resistance at the top
end to allow it to continue to accelerate. Wind resistance is the biggest
problem at high speeds over 200mph, this is why it usually takes high HP.
Significantly reduced drag = greater top speed with less HP required. The
drag coefficient of the Acabion is .14 which is less than half the Veyron at 253mph. In addition the
Acabion only lacks 25% of the Veyron's horse power, and it's
83.5% lighter or 1/6 of the weight at only 700lbs. We are talking about an
additional 87mph from 253 - 340. The Veyron experiences a 60mph or so
gain dropping the drag coefficient by .05 - the Acabion drops the .36 drag
by .22 down to .14. The real problem at Acabion is that they released to
much information on this before they were willing to give the public a good
show. Now they're under pressure to deliver. I know at first glance this
thing could seem like some real BS but if your interested in speed you
should give this a serious look before you dismiss it. They spend 2 years
building just one of these, it's based on the Suzuki Hayabusa.
SSC Ultimate Aero - supercar/hypercar (top speed: 256.18mph)
World's Fastest Car...Bugatti Veyron
Top Gear tests the World's Fastest Production Automobile: Bugatti Veyron...has 1000 horses and a top
speed of 407kph! Thats 253mph.
Fastest Car in the World
AWESOME tesla roadster "LOUD" acceleration ;)
I spot this STUNNING tesla roadster in my town of sandwich on Cape Cod. I
absolutely love the blue with black wheels color combo. the owner was
really cool, and said that he has another one just like this, except with a
grey interior instead of tan. It was so creepy when he accelerated fast
away, there was NO sound, which i dont know if i like. anyway....amazing
car none the less. remember to rate, comment, and subscribe for more exotic
and supercar videos!
Electric Car tzero 0-60 3.6 sec faster than Tesla Roadster
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com
Forerunner to the Tesla Roadster.
AC Propulsion tzero Electric Car. The Tesla Roadster is based on technology
developed by AC Propulsion for the Tzero sports car.
Only 3x tzero were built in 2001.
Tango EV near-record time in 1/4 mile drag race
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.
Bjørn's Tesla Model S #2: 375 km/255 mi on a single charge in Norwegian winter
My second Tesla Model S road trip video. This time I was attempting to
drive 375 km/225 mi on a single charge, in Norwegian winter conditions. On
the way, I also carried a kitten, a flat TV and the belongings of a student
moving home to her parents.
Music under Creative Commons License:
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)
world's slimmest car TANGO on the road
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I was driving to San Francisco to visit my girlfriend's family
when I so an orange skinny car on the road. I had to drive closer to
investigate. And to my surprise this is what I saw.
After further research I learned that this could be the world's slimmest
car and that this car retails for $150,000. This is the tango electric car.
For photos of the car and it's interior checkout this link