Electric Car Drag Racing in Hagerstown, MD
The Power of DC is held every summer by the Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, DC and sanctioned by the National Electric Drag Racing Association.
Team WarpSpeed EV MotorSports - Warp Factor II 2011
Lebanon Valley Dragway, NY. Racing in the East Coast Electric Drag Racing Series. 10.08 seconds in1/4 mile @ 127.75 mph.
"Warp Factor II" driver by Ron Adamowicz. The Camaro is powered by Lithium Polymer Pouch cells, The DC electric motors are produced by Netgain Motors.
WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER Current Eliminator V
WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER
World record ET for an Electric Car Current Eliminator V 7.956 @ 159.85 MPH. Powered by Altairnano batteries. Record since beaten by Killacycle but still the fastest EV car. http://goo.gl/ek8Dj
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)
Car concept, Zeus EV 2010, design electric vehicle.
This is the Zeus Electric Vehicle, is a sport car concept with a system to save energy, it was designed for Michelin Challenge Design 2010, it passed the first stage, but was not selected as finalist, we will continue their development.
Puma Sports Car electric www.evdrive.co.za
All electric Puma Sports Car news -- another South African first... ?
SOUTH AFRICA (January 29, 2011) EV DRIVE TEAM - On Sunday 23rd of January, the EV Drive team tested their prototype electric Puma Sports Car at Rock Raceway, South Africa.
"On the drag front the crowds went absolutely wild as the Ice & Dice Street draggers went down the 1/8th mile strip in the old fashioned way Robot to Robot style. A surprise arrived in the form of a classic locally manufactured vehicle. Not one but two Pumas arrived on scene with the white Puma powered by fossil fuel and a GREEN all electric PUMA SPORTS CAR powered by batteries. Yip, that's right, an electric powered Puma Sports Car made it's début at Rock Raceway surprising everyone by the amount of power it can put out, keeping up to it's fossil fuel powered cousin", said Abie Sada, press and media liaison representative from the Rock Raceway, South Africa.
Lourens Terblanche , race driver of the white fossil fuel Puma Sports Car and owner of LOURENS Exhaust fitment centre in Vereeniging South Africa said " I don't like this hype for electric cars , how must I make a living from replacing Exhausts...? Bad news for the Exhaust industry! "
On Monday 24th of January, some high speed testing was done at Midvaal Raceway, South Africa with amazing results.
"I witnessed something very special. A Puma Sports Car was going around the raceway without the usual noise. To my surprise I was told it is powered by only an electric motor. Lap times were recorded under 2 minutes, quite fast for an 'off the workshop and on the racetrack' version. It is refreshing to see a car serving the environment", says Nino Venturi, owner of the Midvaal Raceway, South Africa.
"EV Drive Team has broken new ground in South Africa with the new Electric propulsion vehicle in the shape of the Puma Sports Car....This car has the looks of a sports car with an inner of an electric train. The best about it is the no roar (absolute silence) .The performance of the car was breathtaking, not standing back for the fossil fuel car. On the track the handling, breaking and straight-line speed was just as good as any other vehicle. Amazing acceleration with instant torque on the back wheels .I am very impressed" ...said Johnny Naude - Motorsport South Africa (MSA) race official during recording session and data logging of lap times at Midvaal Raceway, South Africa....
"The electric Puma Sports Car has adequate torque and power throughout the rev range. I've found the suspension and handling good taking into account it has not been set up for racing yet", replied EV DRIVE team test driver, Shane Kroon.
The EV Drive team is researching and developing the all electric Puma Sports Car powered by ECOTRICITY (eco friendly alternative renewable energy.)
More information and video footage of above is available on their website www.evdrive.co.za
New Tesla Roadster 2010: electric supercar
iGIZMO drives Tesla's Roadster 2010, a battery-powered supercar that can hit 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds. Is electric power the future?
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