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Cavanagh
08-28-2006, 02:04 AM
http://autos.msn.com/as/minishow/article.aspx?contentID=4024172&s=Pebble2006

I hear that some Electric cars have really fast acceleration...but anyhow, these are lookin good.

alltracman78
08-28-2006, 02:44 AM
Electric motors have ALOT of torque..
Way more than a comparable Gasoline engine.

The only bad thing is you dont' get to hear the same engine sounds....

RoB
08-30-2006, 01:18 AM
I would definately drive a Toyota Volta!

2kSnakEater
08-30-2006, 01:45 AM
Tesla Motors will bring its electric-powered Roadster to market next summer at an expected price of $100,000. Photo: Bruce Whitaker

I would buy but not a $100k

d1alltrac
08-30-2006, 03:03 AM
Tesla FTW! I would like to have one of those myself, I can't wait until something similar but affordable is produced. I think the main thing that has me interested is that electric cars have peak torque at idle.

extremeskillz
08-30-2006, 01:24 PM
Yep i have a thread on this do a search for it. EV's are goin to be my next hobby when i get older. Probablly goin to convert a fifth gen to and EV. WIll be hot, fast and will smoke most cars on the road with the right battery config. I know a lot about EV's as you can tell.

Right know AC Propulsion just did a conversion to a scion Xb and they call it the e-box. http://www.evworld.com/view.cfm?section=article&storyid=1084

www.evworld.com did the interview check it out and http://www.acpropulsion.com/ for there past projects. And you want to see sick racing EV's check out www.nedra.com

extremeskillz
08-30-2006, 01:42 PM
Tesla FTW! I would like to have one of those myself, I can't wait until something similar but affordable is produced. I think the main thing that has me interested is that electric cars have peak torque at idle.
There is no idle. they are on standby when no current is goin though them. at 1 rpm the electric motor puts motion to the wheels. You get torque thoughout the motors power ban making it 90% effient compare to IC engines. 95% on better motor, the rest is heat engery that gets wasted. The telsa is nice and wait to see them mass produced to the price of a Lotus. They will do very well when they are release to the public.

Ive seen home brew conversions and the main problem we all experience is the batterys. Lithium ion batteries are the savior of EV's due to there longer life cycle and discharge rates. When Lithum Ion becomes more main stream for us auto guy, you go pick one up a local Auto parts store and they will last longer then any other battery made now. Lithium Ion is starting to go down in price and when they do more home brew conversion will be out there as well. Search the internet. There are tons of info on how to convert gas to electric. Its all about the research.

extremeskillz
08-30-2006, 01:43 PM
O guys here is my Thread on the Telsa and on EV's in general:
http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18816&highlight=telsa