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.
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.
500 HP Toyota Pikes Peak Electric Race-car TMG EV P002
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/
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 Toyota Race Car: Stuns Nordschleife Lap
If you had told us that an electric Toyota racing car could lap the famed
Nordschleife in 7:47, we'd have said you were smoking crack. We now have to
eat our words. This Toyota Racing Electric car screams. Watch the video and
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.
Check us out on:
Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/tflcar )
Twitter: ( https://www.twitter.com/tflcar )
and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at:
The Fast Lane Truck ( http://www.youtube.com/user/tflcar )
The Mitsubishi i Electric Car at the 2011 MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Managing Editor John Rockhold talks with Jonathan
Holloway about the Mitsubishi i, an all-electric car on display at the 2011
MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Puyallup, Washington. Mitsubishi is one of the
main sponsors of the FAIR in Puyallup, and its electric car has been
turning heads and creating buzz all day.
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
first electric car
First electric car.
The original from 1835 resides in the University Museum Groningen. Replica
built and filmed by Anton Stoelwinder Gorredijk
Electric Cars Racing in the French Alps - FAST!
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Fast electric cars racing in car race in Monte Carlo(or possibly the French
Alps - France)
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the comments. Thanks.
Cómo Lo Hacen Coches de Fórmula 1
Este documental, emitido por Discovery MAX, nos muestra como se hacen los
trabajos más crudos y difíciles del mundo, como el de fabricar un coche
de fórmula 1. (C) Copyright Discovery Max 2013.