The Eliica (or the Electric Lithium-Ion Car) is a battery electric vehicle prototype or concept car first shown in 2004 and designed by a team at Keio University in Tokyo, led by Professor Hiroshi Shimizu. The 5.1 m (17 ft) car runs on a lithium-ion battery and can accelerate from 0100 km/h (62 mph) in four seconds (faster than the Porsche 911 turbo at the time). In 2004, the Eliica reached a speed of 370 km/h (230 mph) on Italy's Nardò High Speed Track. The team's goal is to exceed 400 km/h (250 mph), breaking the record set by today's street-legal gasoline-powered vehicles.
Pundits criticized the 996's styling a great deal, largely because it shared its headlamps— indeed much of its front end, mechanically— with the less expensive Boxster. The 996 had been on the drawing board first and was a more advanced car in some respects, but the cost-cutting seemed inappropriate for an expensive car. Otherwise, the Pinky Lai-penned shape followed the original Butzi Porsche design very closely; the Carrera model had a 0.30 Coefficient of drag. The interior was further criticized for its plainness and its lack of relationship to prior 911 interiors, although this came largely from owners of older 911s.
New Electric Car Unveiled in Japan
Japans Mitsubishi Motors has just unveiled its new i-MiEV electric car. The
vehicle is priced at just over 47,000 U.S. dollars, less than other rival
electric cars but still a hefty price compared to popular hybrid combined
Plug it in, charge it up and drive it away. The new age of EVs, or electric
vehicles, has come along and Japan's Mitsubishi Motors hopes the new I-MiEV
will energize the otherwise slow electric car business.
Mass production has already begun with over 2,000 on order. With Mitsubishi
Motors' president saying output will hit 30,000 over the next few years.
The president is also sending a strong message that electric cars are not
only more economic to run, but also have less effects on the environment.
[Osamu Masuko, President, Mistubishi Motors]:
"We believe that EVs are the ultimate solution to atmospheric pollution,
global warming and the end of oil. Introducing the 100 percent - electric
i-MiEV onto the market will both test the pinnacle of current technology
and lead the way to a new era."
The I-MiEV, which gets 160 kilometers on a 30-minute quick charge, will be
sold at about $47,600 U.S. dollars.
The I-MiEV takes about seven hours to charge on a 200-volt outlet, and will
soon be ready to roll onto roads in both Japan and abroad.
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Quimera AEGT01 at Motorland F1 race track
Maximum power: 700 ps
Top speed: 300 km/h
Quimera is very proud to announce that the AEGT001 (All Electric GT 001)
Shakedown, performed the 26th of august, at F1 Circuit of Alcañiz
(Motorland), Spain has been a complete success. During this Shakedown some
critical parts and concepts were tested with outstanding results (speed,
temperature, gearbox, batteries, BMS, mechanical solutions, cooling). The
whole team is now very confident to take the project further in the
development and to start the promotional and testing activities in order
to let the world know about this reference project.
The next steps are:
- Official presentation at Motorland, Alcañiz, Spain. the exact date is
yet to be defined but it will happen during september.
- Frankfurt Motorshow presentation
- Kick-off of the second phase with the introduction of further
- Two protoypes will be manufactured in the coming months and official
tests for interested professional teams and drivers will be conducted first
5 Minutes of EPIC Flat-6 Sound - Porsche 911 SC Rally Special
Here is a 5-minute video dedicated to the sound of the famous Porsche 911
SC RS 'Rally Special', including tons of accelerations, drifts, flybys, Exhaust flames and even some onboard
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ZAP Alias Electric Car on the Road [HQ]
ZAP Alias Electric Car Debuts at North American International Auto Show
DETROIT (January 8, 2010) Electric transportation pioneer ZAP (OTCBB:ZAAP)
of Santa Rosa is previewing its Alias 100 percent electric sports car at
the North American International Auto Show, January 11-24 in Detroit,
Michigan. The display is part of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X
PRIZE, a competition with a $10 million purse for production-capable
vehicles that exceed 100 miles per gallon or energy equivalent.
The ZAP Alias will be located in the auto show debut of Electric Avenue, a
section on the main floor that will showcase electric vehicles and
technology. The exhibit area will feature nearly 20 vehicles as well as
symposiums and special events. For more information, visit
The Alias was designed by ZAP and European engineers. Powered by an array
of large-format lithium batteries, the base model Alias can top 85 miles
per hour and travel over 100 miles on a charge. The drive system uses a
compact, high-efficiency, air-cooled, AC-induction motor and carries an
expected list price of around $35,000.
DIY Electric Car: 06 Adapter Plate
This is an excerpt from my BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR instructional DVD.
In this video, we talk about building a plate that will mount the motor to
Nissan Leaf 2013/14 - testing the world's best selling electric car [Review]
http://www.redferret.net/?p=42084. The Nissan Leaf 2013/14 is the latest
model of the world's best selling electric car. The Leaf Tekna which we
used for a week, comes fully loaded with heated seats, heated steering
wheel, a solar panel on the rear wing and the typical features of most
modern EV cars.
We found it to be a pleasure to drive and surprisingly nimble for such a
spacious vehicle. More details can be found at www.redferret.net.
WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
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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)