The French Pyrenees town that staged the world's first Grand Prix nearly a century ago now hosts the world's first electric car Grand Prix. Pau in southern France has seen many a race since 1901 - but none as quiet as this one.
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A century after Grand Prix racing started in Pau, the French town has staged the world's first Electric Grand Prix.
All 12 entries used the same vehicle, the Exagon-built Andros racing car.
Originally designed for racing on ice, the car can reach speeds of 112 miles per hour.
Winding through the picturesque town of Pau, the 1.7 mile course hasn't changed much over the decades.
Its winding route through the town has earned it comparisons with better-known Monaco.
But it's Pau that has the honor of having hosted the very first Grand Prix in 1901.
The resort in southwestern France, just 31 miles from the Spanish border, is a proven testing ground for future Formula 1 world champions on Formula 2, 3 or 3000 vehicles.
For the die-hard motor sports fans raised on the roar of high-powered petrol engines on full throttle, electric car racing might seem a little tame.
But others found the low-pitched whine -- a bit like a jet engine but much quieter -- a pleasant change from the ear-splitting roar of the traditional racing engine.
Participants included Nicolas Prost, the son of France's Formula 1 World champion Alain Prost, as well as Fabien Barthez, the former goalkeeper who helped France win the World Cup in 1998.
But neither could defeat the reigning champion of the Andros Trophy electric series on ice.
Adrien Tambay won the race ahead of Mike Parisi and Soheil Ayari, who came in third.
500 HP Toyota Pikes Peak Electric Race-car TMG EV P002
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Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) is set to tackle the high altitudes of the
legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb using a secret weapon -
Unlike conventional combustion engines, the fully electric drivetrain of
the new Toyota EV P002 racecar maintains full power even in the thin air of
the hill climb's 19.9 kilometre course. http://bit.ly/A6YZEK
Electric Race Cars ready to storm 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Super powerful and crazy fast electric race cars
are a completely new breed of vehicles that promise to make for exciting
racing this year at the 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb. We caught up with
Toyota Electric Car TRD team (last year's record setting team ) and
Mitsubishi as they practices running the 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the
early hours of the day before the big race this weekend.
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The Ultimate Electric Car - Coming to Continental USA ... Better Place Inc.
April 27, 2011 ... Better Place is coming to the continental USA within a
few months. The prototype production in Israel and Hawaii was a great
Get ready to 'throw away' the keys to your gas guzzling clunkers of
Better Place, Sheraton Waikiki and Hawaiian Electric Partner on EV Charge
Network in Hawaii
September 30, 2010
Better Place announced today the start of its initial deployment of EV
infrastructure in Hawaii, with the launch of a project to incorporate its
electric-vehicle infrastructure in Honolulu, in partnership with Kyo-ya
Hotels & Resorts' Sheraton Waikiki Resort and Hawaiian Electric Company.
The project will start with a small number of charge spots in Waikiki and
around Oahu and includes seven electric vehicles. Better Place will manage
the charging of the vehicles via a network operations center located in
Palo Alto, California.
"Hawaii's commitment to being a world leader in renewable energy, as
demonstrated by the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, aligns very strongly
with our mission to help end the world's reliance on oil," said Jason Wolf,
Vice President of Better Place's North American Operations. "This project
marks the beginning of our initial, pre-commercial infrastructure
deployment in Hawaii. It supports the state's goal of leading the nation
in renewable energy use, which Better Place will integrate into the grid
via electric cars."
Rimac - Electric Concept One Super Car 1088hp
Rimac - Electric Concept One Super Car 1088hp
Power output: 1088 hp
Torque: 1600 Nm from 0 to 6500 rpm
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2,8 seconds
Range: up to 600 km (realistic range -- 500 km)
Braking distance: 31.5m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral g-force: 1.4 g
Efficiency: 140-550 Wh/km
40 kW on-board charging
100 kW fast DC-charging
Weight-to-power ratio: 1.79 kg/hp
Weight distribution: 42% front, 58% rear
Total length: 4548 mm
Total width: 1997 mm
Total height: 1198 mm
Ground clearance: Rear: 115 mm, Front: 105 mm
Wheelbase: 2750 mm.
Dry weight: 1950 kg
Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry
Configuration: 1400 cells - 200 series, 7 parallel
Voltage: 650V nominal
Capacity: 91 kWh
Cooling: Freon (gas) with high-voltage heat pumps
Milled aluminum and sheet aluminum housing
Rimac Automobili Active Battery and Thermal Management Systems
Several layers of redundant safety and protection systems
Carbon fibre monocoque with integrated battery-pack
Carbon fibre sub-frames (front and rear)
Carbon fibre crash structure
Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones, fully adjustable, pushrod
Electronically adjustable ride height.
Fully machined aluminum uprights and wishbones
Rear: Rimac Automobili D-PM-OC-600 -- high speed dual permanent magnet
oil cooled motors, 600 kW peak, 10.000 RPM, up to 97% efficiency
Front: Rimac Automobili D-PM-OC-400 - high speed dual permanent magnet
oil cooled motors, 400 kW peak, 10.000 RPM, up to 97% efficiency
Dry sump lubrication
Milled aluminum housings
Reduction gearbox ratio: 3,5
Rack and pinion electrically power assisted steering.
Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 390 mm, 36 mm wide.
6-piston calipers, power-assisted.
Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide.
4-piston calipers, power-assisted.
Up to 800 kW of regen-braking (adjustable)
Front and side air-bags
Torque Vectoring with stability function
Safety disconnect systems in case of crash
Multiple ECU architecture for monitoring of safety-relevant electronic
Full carbon-fibre body.
SRI EV1 Electric Off Road Racer - SRD - EV West - First Electric Baja Race Car
Trial testing footage of the SRI (Strategic Recovery Institute) EV1 Race
Car. The all electric Off road racer was built by SRD - Strategic Racing
Designs in Vista, CA, with an all electric drivetrain built by EV West. The
car has swappable, and rechargeable Lithium Ion battery packs for quick pit
stops and on the fly chase truck charging. With instant torque and quick
punch of 400 kW of power, this car has smooth, linear power delivery that
makes you think it's a full size RC car.
Weight: 5000 pounds
Volts: 230 volts x 2 packs
Recharge Time: 5 hours
Range: 80-100 miles
Top Speed: 100 mph in the dirt
Motors: Twin NetGain 9" DC
Controller: 2 Soliton 1's
Cells: 138 CALB 180Ah
Transmission: Mendeola 4 Speed
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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
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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.