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
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.
The 700 HP VF Engineering BMW M3 - /TUNED
TUNED visits one o our favorite California tuners, VF engineering, who have
upgraded the E92 M3's power, suspension, and brakes in order to turn the m3
from a balanced, focused machine into an absolute monster.
The McLaren P1 Test. On Road and Track - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris drives the new $1.2 million McLaren P1 at the Yas Marina Grand
Prix circuit in Abu Dhabi UAE. Before taking to the track at night, Chris
Harris chats with Chris Goodwin, the Chief Test Driver for McLaren
Automotive to discuss the technology of McLaren's latest offering, perhaps
the definition of the modern day hypercar.
Fair warning, the McLaren Chris Harris drives in this video is the XP7, the
pre-production prototype for P1. The car has had a long life over the past
15 months, driving around the world and clocking over 40,000 hard miles.
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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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.
Folding moped & EV motorcycle that can't fall (thanks to gyroscopic stability)
Danny Kim has started his own car company, though, except for the old Land
Rover he converted to run on biodiesel, his "cars" all have two wheels.
He's patented a couple of electric cargo scooters, one of which folds up
entirely to fit in elevators, pickup trucks... your apartment.
The vehicle that could put Lit Motors on the map is his C1. Part
motorcycle, part car, he calls it a cyclecar. It's two-wheeled and tilts
and leans like a motorycle, but it's fully enclosed and steers like a car.
And best of all, thanks to gyroscopes, it doesn't fall down.
The Lit Motors design house in San Franciso's SOMA is layered with his
designs. Kim takes us for a tour of the old warehouse where he parks his
biodiesel Land Rover, his patented EV cargo scooters and his cyclecar
Music credit: Music credit: "Danse Macabre - No Violin" by Kevin MacLeod