P&S EV Conversion #1: Connecting Motor to Transmission
This video shows how to cheaply connect an electric motor to a manual
transmission. Usually this step can cost anywhere from $500 to $1000, but
you can do it yourself for under $100 with only some relatively basic
Electric Pinto on the dyno
Electric Pinto in Alaska does 314hp at the wheels! The lurch is it
"shifting" the motors from running in series to parallel.
WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER Current Eliminator V 1/4 Mile
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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.
Electric RX7 drags a Dodge Viper
"Maniac Mazda" beating a gas Dodge Viper at the 1999 NEDRA National
Electric Drag Races in Woodburn, Oregon.
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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
Two Wheeler Self Balancing Electric Car
In a nondescript building on the grittier side of downtown San Francisco,
the future of personal transportation is being born — at least according
to this baby's Dr. Frankenstein, an affable 33-year-old named Daniel Kim.
Sitting in the glare of a few spotlights is the LIT Motors C1, an enclosed
two-wheeler that combines the flexibility and fuel efficiency of an
electric motorcycle with the safety, comfort and storage space of a small
But there's a true innovation at work: the C1 has two powerful on-board
gyroscopes generating 1,300 ft-lbs of torque that keep the two-wheeler
upright even when struck by a larger vehicle. "It would take an elephant to
knock this thing over," says Kim.
To prove the point, Kim has lashed the C1 to the bumper of his completely
rebuilt Land Rover (a pet project of the Portland, Ore., native the
preceded a degree at Rhode Island School of Design) and stepped on the gas.
The C1 got slightly airborne, but never fell over.
"I think (LIT has) a chance of making it for two reasons," says Kim. "One,
after traveling the world I saw that a huge percentage of motorists travel
alone, and in the developing world most of them are on two wheels. And two,
I don't have to hire anyone to design, because I do it all myself. I like
to think I'm de-risking the company that way."
In fact, Kim's high-tech titanium glasses, ring and overcoat were all
whimsical projects of this inveterate tinkerer who, like Steve Jobs,
attended but then dropped out of Reed College before going on to RISD. "I
should have graduated from Reed just so people would stop making that
comparison," Kim says with a smile.
The C1 was born out of Kim's desire to become the next big deal in
transportation, a moment that's still more than a year away. The
dozen-staffer start-up company currently has one mock-up (a sleek white
bubble sitting on massive tires) to show prospective customers and
investors, and one raw but functioning prototype. LIT wants to raise $5
million to $10 million to develop its proprietary software and create a
true beta version of the C1 that would then lead to a production run of
1,000 units in 2014. Kim says Silicon Valley venture capital firms and auto
industry players have made overtures.
And he may try a new Kickstarter campaign.
The C1 will have a 200-mile range, do zero-to-60 mph in 6 seconds with a
120-mph top speed, and initially cost around $24,000, with the price
falling to $19,000 after tax credits. LIT's chief marketing officer Ryan
James says LIT wants to scale production so the price drops to around
$12,000 after credits.
James says LIT's target customers include people who already ride
motorcycles but are concerned about safety, don't like dressing up in bulky
riding gear and crave more storage space. But an ever larger market "would
be people who might have never ridden a motorcycle but are looking for a
solution to their commuting headache," he says.
Adds Kim: "A company like (electric car manufacturer) Tesla has done
amazing things to make the alternatively powered vehicle sexy, but what
we're making might fit into more people's lives." He cites not only studies
that indicate that more than half of daily commuters drive alone, but also
notes that increasing congestion and parking issues could be mitigated by
C1 ownership. Because the machine would be classified by the U.S.
Department of Transportation as a motorcycle it qualifies for
lane-splitting, carpool lanes and motorcycle parking areas.
There's also another potential market for Kim's creation, as shown by a
local California Highway Patrol officer who recently was poking around the
C1. Kim wondered whether his machine would appeal to law enforcement, and
the response was positive. "The safety (to the C1 driver) and the fact that
you're out of the elements in that bubble seemed very appealing to him,"
Sitting inside the C1, you're immediately struck by the airy feeling inside
what could be a claustrophobic cocoon, due to the myriad transparent panels
overhead and the considerable elbow room inside. The C1 operates much like
a car, with a steering wheel that works in concert with the two gyroscopes
sitting beneath the driver. Turn in either direction and the C1 knows to
slightly lean the machine over in that direction to facilitate the turn.
"It's not like riding a motorcycle, where you the rider has to lean," says
Kim. "It's more like piloting a fighter jet, where you turn and the plane
An accelerator pedal sends electric current to the two wheel-mounted
motors, while the brake pedal scrubs off speed; there's a small space for
cargo behind the single seat. More Details:-
WORLDS FASTEST ELECTRIC BIKE 0 - 60 MPH 0.8 seconds
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WORLDs FASTEST ELECTRIC VEHICLE Killacycle A123 Battery powered drag bike
NEW ELECTRIC VEHICLE WORLD RECORD 7.82 @ 168 MPH
Now running 1210 A123 M1 Nanophosphate Li-Ion battery cells that produce
500 hp (up from the previous record set with 990 A123 M1 cells and 350 hp)
S10 EV 1st Motor Spin-up & Energize Electric Clutch
This is the 1st spin-up of the Warp 9 motor and I energize the electric
clutch, that will be used for regeneration during braking.
I am holding my breath and keeping my fingers crossed...........
There are no unusual noises or vibrations.
The next test is to see if my rewiring of a HD alternator will make any
voltage for regeneration.