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Enfield 8000 claims fastest EV

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by mspohr, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. mspohr

    mspohr Active Member

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    "Jonny Smith's Flux Capacitor is one of the quirkiest (but most interesting) electric vehicles on the road today. Smith, a British automotive journalist, took an old Enfield 8000 electric city car (built in small numbers in the 1970s) and transformed it into something a lot wilder. Out went the array of 12v batteries and 8hp (6kW) electric motor, to be replaced by an altogether more potent powertrain. And on July 16, Smith and the Flux Capacitor entered the record books as the world's fastest street-legal EV, running the quarter-mile in 9.87 seconds."

    The Flux Capacitor is now the world’s fastest street-legal electric car
     
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    I think it was featured on Llewellyn's Fully Charged.
     
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    Here it is...
     
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    Looks like he has updated the drive train and added more batteries to improve performance.
    The Fully Charged video is really quite fun in Llewellyn's inimitable style.
     
  5. JeffK

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    So that seats 5 adults, has modern safety features, 200+ mile range, and AWD correct? /sarcasm

    The car itself and the materials used are very lightweight to achieve that acceleration. Range is less than 55 miles. He's been working on this car for a long time.
     

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