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.
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Eliica - Super Electric Car - Part 4 of 6
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 0--100 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.
The Eliica weighs in at 2,400 kg (5,300 lb) and seats the driver and three
passengers. The body was tested in a wind tunnel. The front doors open
forward and the rear doors open upward like wings. The car's platform
contains 4 tracks of 80 batteries, which make up one third of the vehicle's
cost. They currently require about 10 hours of recharging from empty to
full charge, and can be easily charged off a residential power grid.
The car has eight wheels enabling it to be closer to the ground for better
traction. Each of the wheels has a 60 kW (80 hp) electric motor, giving a
480 kW (640 hp) eight wheel drive which can tackle all kinds of road
surfaces. The four front wheels steer. The electric motors mean that the
Eliica can deliver a smooth acceleration free from gear shifts of about 0.8
g. Each wheel contains a disc brake and employs a regenerative brake system
to recover energy.
There are currently (as of 2005) two versions of the Eliica: a Speed model
and an Acceleration model. The Speed model is made to challenge
gasoline-based records and has a top speed of 370 km/h (230 mph) with a
range of 200 km (120 mi). The Acceleration model is made for the street and
has a top speed of 190 km/h (120 mph) with a range of 320 km (200 mi).
The estimated cost of development was in excess of US$320,000. Once the
team receives corporate sponsorship, they plan to produce at least 200
units. As of early 2007, the projected price was ¥30,000,000 JPY (about
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Behind the scenes of building an electric car - The journey
Follow us on a journey of the successes and dissapointments that were
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:
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ATA and MEVIG
Warning: Although edited, this is behind the scenes footage and may contain
some course language and/or offensive behaviour.
Mini Cooper vs Porsche Carrera S 997
When production of the classic Mini ceased in 2000, BMW (the new owner of
the brand) announced the successor to the Mini—which is variously called
the "BMW MINI" or the "New MINI". The brand name for the new car is MINI
(written in capital letters)
In 2004 the 911 was heavily revised and the 996's replacement, the 997,
was unveiled in July. The 997 keeps the basic profile of the 996, bringing
the drag coefficient down to 0.28, but draws on the 993 for detailing. In
addition, the new front fascia is reminiscent of the older generation, with
the traditional "bug eye" headlamps. Its interior is also similarly
revised, with strong links to the earlier 911 interiors while at the same
time looking fresh and modern. The 997 shares less than a third of its
parts with the outgoing 996, but is still technically very similar to it.
Initially, two versions of the 997 were introduced— the rear wheel drive
Carrera and Carrera S. While the base 997 Carrera produced 325 PS (239 kW)
from its 3.6 L Flat 6, a more powerful 3.8 L 355 PS (261 kW) Flat 6 powers
the Carrera S. Besides a more powerful engine, the Carrera S also comes
standard with 19 inch (48 cm) "Lobster Fork" style wheels, more powerful
and larger brakes (with red calipers), a more sporty suspension, complete
with PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) which allows for
electronic adjustability of suspension settings, Xenon Headlamps, and Sport
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is the National Football League's (NFL) end-of-season championship game.
Whereas other professional sports teams (Major League Baseball teams, for
example) win championships by prevailing in a series of games, the two
teams vying for the NFL championship each year get only one chance to win.
The Super Bowl is a winner-takes-all engagement. The game is intriguing,
dramatic and exciting because of the finality of its outcome. According to
the NFL, the potential global audience of the Super Bowl is estimated at
over a billion people, though this figure has not been verified [source:
In many ways, the Super Bowl is more than just a sporting event. A large
percentage of people who watch the Super Bowl watch it just for the
commercials. The game is such an enormous public spectacle that advertisers
will pay huge fees for commercial slots, which are the most expensive in
television. In 1967, Super Bowl ads cost only $42,000 (equivalent to
approximately $121,000 in 2008). In 2009, 30 seconds of commercial time
cost around $3 million.
Since Super Bowl commercials receive so much hype and anticipation,
advertisers have to live up to a lot of pressure. Some of the most famous
Super Bowl commercials have been for Pepsi, Budweiser, Nike, McDonald's and
Reebok. ¬Probably the best-known Super Bowl commercial of all time was the
1984 commercial, in which Apple promoted its new Macintosh computer. The
commercial was meant to evoke George Orwell's "1984," and after that Super
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DIY Electric Car: 04A DC Motor Basics, Part 1
Showing how to build your own electric car. In this segment, we take a look
at the basics of how DC motors work. This video is an excerpt from the
instructional DVD "BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR", available from
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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.
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)
Super car driver idiots [NO pics, only videos]
I got bored with all the "super car crashes"-videos here on YouTube that
only contained PICTURES, CRAPPY MUSIC or/and clips of pure racing cars on
official racing events.
This compilation DOES NOT include pure racing cars on official racing
events - only real life FAILures on the STREETS, made by people with more
money than driving skills...
(Though, even the best car drivers can crash too of course.)
Notice 1: The "Dodge Ram" may not be a super car, but still it's a SRT10
with the 8.3L Viper V10 which produces 510hp. Pretty super for a pick up,
don't you think? It has more power than several of the cars in this video.
The intention with this video was to show that skills doesn't come with
Notice 2: Tire is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada. Tyre is
preferred in most varieties of English outside North America. And I'm from
Sweden. So please think outside your box (country), you who claims "tyre"
is incorrect spelling.