Bill Caswell Takes the BMW M3 Electric Pikes Peak Race Car for a Test Drive - EV West
Rally racing's favorite privateer and Pikes Peak veteren, Bill Caswell, stopped by the EV West shop to take the electric M3 for a test ride. Ride along with Bill as he takes his first ride in a performance oriented electric vehicle.
This Electric E36 Makes 850 lb/ft of Torque at the Wheels! - /TUNED
EV West isn't like other electric car builders. They aren't trying to save
the planet from gasoline emissions, they are trying to build race cars
using electric technology for events that can best use that technology. The
Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, with a total driving distance of under
20 miles at very high elevation, is one of those events. We take their
Pike's Peak M3 to the Dyno to find out what 400
Kilowatts means in horsepower, then to see how
EV West Electric Motor Accessory Plate Installation Video - Power Steering, Vacuum, AC Compressor
Matt Hauber covers the details of our Accessory Plate for the NetGain
series motors for electric vehicles. This kit comes complete with
everything you need for your electric motor driven systems, and includes a
KRC Power Steering Pump and a belt driven vacuum pump. Also includes a
bracket for your OEM AC compressor and a belt tensioner and crank pulley.
Matt covers the easy installation of this kit.
Electric Factory Five 818 Project - Track Shakedown - EV West / 33 Machine
In this introduction video of the Electric 818 car by EV West and 33
Machine, we take it out to Adams Motorsport Park for an initial shakedown.
The car is powered by a HPEVS AC2-35 dual AC motor setup running at 144kW.
The car has 16kWh of capacity, and can drive about 60-70 miles on it's
lightweight lithium ion battery pack. Recharging is done through an onboard
5000kW charger, and is public charge station compatible, making this street
legal electric rocket ship a great way to run around town, and still have
track-worthy performance. The current weight of the car is 1700 pounds, but
it still needs just under 250 pounds of bodywork added to the car giving an
estimated final weight of 1950 pounds. For those looking for more
information on this project, please visit EVWest.com or 33machine.com
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He Drove A $500 Craigslist Car In Rally Mexico - AFTER/DRIVE
Bill Caswell ditched his white-collar job for a life of automotive
adventures. He's tackled WRC Rally Mexico in a $500 BMW, built and ran a
BMW buggy in the Baja 1000 and raced Pike's Peak. What's his next
adventure? Find out.
Dual Motor Electric Vehicle Drivetrain With Powerglide 2 Speed Transmission Walkthrough by EV West
Here's a brief 10 minute video that gives a nice overview of the EV West 2
speed Powerglide transmission that runs without a torque converter direct
drive to 2 coupled Warp 11 motors. Depending on the voltage and current,
these twin motors can put out well over 1000 lb/ft of torque, and 600+ horsepower. We used
this motor and transmission combination to power our BMW M3 to the summit
of Pikes Peak in 2012 setting an all time record for street legal electric
cars. The strength and reliability of this system is key. For more
information regarding this bolt in drive train, please visit
http://evwest.com for the latest updates.
Inside a Lithium Ion Electric Car Battery Cut Open by EV West
We take a quick look at what is inside the typical lithium iron phosphate
battery cell used in electric vehicles and solar energy storage by cutting
into it with a table saw. Kids, don't try this at home. We are doing this
purely out of curiosity and wanted to share what we found. We hope you find
For vehicle build photos, visit us on Instagram @evwestdotcom
2012 BMW M5 vs Nissan GT-R: Driven & Drifted - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris reviews the new 2012 BMW M5 and Nissan GT-R, in the rain. Do
these two cars belong together? Probably not - but it's perfect for YouTube
search results, and thats why we're doing it. Watch as Chris reviews the
two cars on the street and on the track.
Read Chris's PistonHeads article here:
EV West M3 Onboard Run At ReFuel Races Laguna Seca 2014
Here is some onboard footage from the 2014 ReFuel Races Sport Electric TT.
The EV West electric E36 M3 placed 1st in the EV Conversion Class, and set
the 2nd fastest lap time of the day behind a Tesla Roadster. The M3 managed
to take a win over favorites in the prototype class, and the ever
threatening Tesla Model S. The electric M3 was driven by Michael Bream,
and the ReFuel Races were held on July 20th, 2014 by Speed Ventures.
EV West Pikes Peak Official Run 2012 - Electric BMW M3 - First Converted Car to Race
Here's our official timed run for the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill
Climb. We had an issue with a couple of Go Pro cameras due to the delays
caused by Monster Tajima's fire, and Dallenbach's crash, so unfortunately,
we don't have in-car footage. The EV West M3 holds the mountain record with
an 11:58.929 for a street converted car. Good enough for 4th in electric,
and beating out last year's world record (later to be beaten by Toyota MG).
WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/
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
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
Datsun 1200 EV Specs:
- Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8
- 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)
BMW E30 M3 Vs Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16! - Head 2 Head Episode 12
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine's Jason Cammisa
rekindles a classic European sports sedan battle, pitting the legendary BMW
E30 M3 against it's Cosworth-powered rival, the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16.
Find out which homologation special is the most special of all!
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