Black Current Electric VW Beetle Running on FlightPower Batteries
Brothers Sam and Oliver Young made it into electric drag racing history at Santa Pod Raceway in the UK with his 1600 pound electric VW bug, "Black Current." Sam piloted Black Current to a 9.82 @ 132.22 mph run followed by a 9.51 time at 135.65 mph. This makes the speedy electric bug the "World's First Street-Bodied Electric Car" to break into the 9's. A significant historic event for EVs and electric drag racing history. The current running through Black Current is provided by FlightPower Lithium Polymer® EVO Ultra Nano batteries which have thicker innerconnects then regular RC batteries to handle the extra current.!
Electric VW Beetle Jeans 1974 - HiG (GUC)
An electric VW Beetle Jeans 1974 with a Clark 5,2 kW series-wound DC motor - A student project at Gjøvik University College by 2nd year machine engineers (2010/2011). Students: Atle Bjerke, Bjørn Dammand, Kjetil Kvammen Kolset, Jonas Langeland, Nils Turi, Daniel Helms Ålien and Jo Øyen. Project owner: Magnar Eikerol
Song: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home
Porsche Turbo vs VW Beetle - Top Gear - BBC
The Porsche 911 turbo and an ageing VW Beetle go head-to-head in an extraordinary one-mile drag race. Richard Hammond in the Porsche must cover the distance on the ground while the Beetle is dropped from a helicopter. Which will win? The Porsche or gravity? Fantastic HD clip from Series 16 of Top Gear. Go to http://www.youtube.com/TopGear to see a full list of all high quality videos available on the Top Gear YouTube channel and don't forget to visit http://www.topgear.com for all the latest news and car reviews
WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
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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)
Electric Car 2 Owner 1971 VW Squareback EV Beetle Bug Karmann Ghia wagon
This is a Very clean 1971 VW Squareback Wagon. If your looking for one of these cars this is as clean as it gets it is a 2 owner from what i know of the car. The coolest thing possibly is the fact that the car is a Electric Vehicle / EV also if you want i will include the Generator so you can make it a Hybrid. This is a great car and the electric part is done right these kits cost $7500 to $9500 and then you have to install it and have a vehicle prepped for it etc there is $15,000 to $20,000 you will not have to dump into yours if your looking for the ultimate Hybrid. call anytime Nathan 406 544 6919