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
48V electric dirt bike
Yamaha yz426f with Advance DC motors motor, 4 Genesis lead acid batteries,
and alltrax axe 4845 controller.
This is initial assembly with controller set at 200A. Still need to lots
of finalization as far as wiring, batery securing, cosmetics, etc.
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,
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,
The EV Drive team is researching and developing the all electric Puma
Sports Car powered by ECOTRICITY (eco friendly alternative renewable
More information and video footage of above is available on their website
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.
Drag Racing: porsche 944 VS Nissan Leaf
Drag Racing: many videos along at the mason dixon dragway the most nissan
leaf vs 3 other vehicles. the very first is an electric delorean, the
second is an electric porsche 944, the third and final vehicle may be a
The McLaren P1 Test. On Road and Track - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris drives the new $1.2 million McLaren P1 at the Yas Marina Grand
Prix circuit in Abu Dhabi UAE. Before taking to the track at night, Chris
Harris chats with Chris Goodwin, the Chief Test Driver for McLaren
Automotive to discuss the technology of McLaren's latest offering, perhaps
the definition of the modern day hypercar.
Fair warning, the McLaren Chris Harris drives in this video is the XP7, the
pre-production prototype for P1. The car has had a long life over the past
15 months, driving around the world and clocking over 40,000 hard miles.
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!
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
To see other videos from this project, please click the playlist at:
Electric Ariel Atom vs Porsche Carrera GT Ferrari 360 Spider NO CONTEST
Electric Ariel Atom vs Porsche Carrera GT Ferrari 360 Spider
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 drive line
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
$25.00 per 100kms.
Ferrari 360 Spider - 400Bhp / 3197lb
Porsche Carrera GT - 605Bhp / 3043lb
Wrighspeed X1 - 220Bhp / 1536lb
• 3-phase AC induction motor, 236hp at the motor shaft
• 182 ft lbs torque at the motor shaft, from 0 rpm to 6,000 rpm
• 13,300 rpm rev limit
• weight 1,536 lbs
• no clutch, single gear ratio 8.25:1
. 25kw/hr Li-ion battery pack.
Porsche Carrera GT Vs. Electric Car Wrightspeed X1