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EV Racing

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Nik, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Nik

    Nik Dreaming no more :-(

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    Watching the video (sorry, can't find link) of the EV motorbikes on the TT course, and reading about the Quimera in this thread, I was thinking that the limited energy storage capacity of EVs may actually be an advantage.

    Quimera say "At the race track, at maximum power, the pack has only enough power for 18 minutes of racing, or 30 minutes at about half-throttle"

    Now, 30 minutes is about the duration of a World Superbikes race, so there's no need to run for an hour and a half like an F1 race. Two races works well in many sorts of racing.

    In the TT video, the riders make a lot about the need to conserve energy by maintaining a position behind the leader, much like in pro cycling. In cycling, this leads to close teamwork and makes tactics very important. Overtaking is easy because you're not going flat out, but going to the front is a tactical decision.

    Would an EV racing series work best with 3 or 4 cars per team, and different setups in each car (one optimised for the final sprint, a la Mark Cavendish, another to be the lead-out man?)?
     
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    The sling-shot! Get these guys to drive:
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    Shake and Bake!
     
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    Just watch out for this guy:
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    (BTW, J.Clarkson does a passable Borat impersonation)
     
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