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ariel atom v8--rebuilding to--electric car (wrightwpeed x1) Tesla engine??

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by theG, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. theG

    theG New Member

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    Hey, I really want a ariel atom v8, since I cant find the wrightspeed x1 (electrical model) for sale, since it is a prototype. I want to rebuild it to a powerfull electriccar, as powerfull as the wrightspeed x1, or more ;)

    I haven´t yet researched as much about the technology used in the car, so thought i would post a thread in here. I know it is possible, and I am gonna do it some day soon. Is there someone that knows, and can tell me about the technology needed, and where to get the parts I need.

    Thanks
    have a good day everybody.


    Lars G
    Denmark
     
  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    #2 TEG, Sep 21, 2011
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    The original Wrightspeed X1 uses an AC propulsion AC-150 drive-train "kit".
    AC Propulsion | Creating electric vehicles that people want to drive
    (This is very similar to the drivetrain used in the Mini-E.)

    I guess they call it "TZero technology" now.

    Ian Wright custom engineered a bunch of support electronics and mechanical interfaces to integrate the kit with the Atom chassis.

    But now it looks like they are designing their own drivetrain for the next generation:
    Wrightspeed, Inc. - Circuit
     
  3. vfx

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    Cool but I thought he was onto trucks.
     
  4. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    I think the truck line is the more mainstream business that helps fund the super-car fun on the side.
     
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    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Nice hobby!
     
  6. domenick

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    Ambitious, but great project!
    I would consider a slightly different drivetrain, starting with a liquid cooled motor and controller. Perhaps from VectoPower. Battery-wise, I would speak to Derek Barger at High Tech Systems about a custom battery set up.

    This is assuming you have deep pockets. :smile:
     
  7. theG

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    Thanks, I am gonna check it out, it takes what it takes, and it costs what it costs, and yeaar, really looking forward to getting startedon the project :D
     

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