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Radical SRZero

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TEG, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. domenick

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    I believe the (Evo Electric) motors were specially wound for this car. The idea was to tone down performance and increase durability.
     
  2. JRP3

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    That doesn't really make sense. If you want to tone down performance you just set the controller to limit amp draw which keeps heat down and thereby increases durability. They could have rewound the motors to run better at a different pack voltage.
     
  3. domenick

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    Appears I don't have it from the horse's mouth, that I can find. I'm sure I read or heard that a couple times somewhere though but I can find no trace of it now.
     
  4. TEG

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    #24 TEG, Dec 4, 2010
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    horses-mouth.jpg

    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/05/racing-green-endurance-srzero/
    http://www.connect-green.com/the-green-car-that-couldthe-story-of-srzero/
    http://www.theengineer.co.uk/one-for-the-road/1006273.article
    http://carnews.gossipblender.com/car-news/pan-american-charge-students-plan-15000-mile-journey-in-electric-sports-car/

     
  5. JRP3

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    As I said.
     
  6. domenick

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    Thanks Teg. :smile:
     
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    The RGE team's documentary is being aired on BBC World News over the next few weeks. The first episode is on today, see http://www.bbcworldnews.com/Pages/Schedules.aspx

    Unfortunately, the only place you can't see this BBC channel (without re-pointing satellite dishes) is Britain. Would anyone be kind enough to record and youtube it please?
     
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    Starting now
     
  10. dpeilow

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    My copy of the DVD just arrived. I'm half way through the first disk - excellent, seat of the pants stuff.

    Seriously recommend you buy a copy if you missed the series on BBC World.

    Racing Green Endurance - DVD Order
     
  11. JRP3

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    Are they smoking crack?
     
  12. dpeilow

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    Claudio is fairly well known, but yeah - that's a lot.

    Fortunately you can get the normal version for $32.
     
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    I finished disc 2 earlier. One word: Amazing. The stuff they had to deal with in the second half of the trip was insane.

    Well worth buying for all EV fans. Probably the best EV documentary you'll see this year...
     
  14. TEG

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    #35 TEG, Apr 23, 2011
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    You would put it up against "Revenge of the Electric Car" ?
     
  15. dpeilow

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    Well, I haven't seen the latter. But I have a hunch it's going to be a 2 hour advertisement.
     
  16. JRP3

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    Another take on the adventure:
    http://jackrickard.blogspot.com/2011/05/let-voting-begin.html
     
  17. Slackjaw

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    I just got my DVDs and have to agree with David that this is excellent stuff! Really entertaining. They don't go into a lot of technical detail but it is action-packed and nicely filmed. The sound seems a bit fuzzy, but I also had to stop watching at one point because I couldn't hear over the sound of the Roadster charging in the next room (basement home theatre, door into the garage... I leave the door open so that that basement AC can better cool the garage when the Roadster is charging in "hair dryer" mode).

    Thanks for the pointer to this series, which I would otherwise have missed.
     
  18. rabar10

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    Why did this remind me of the cliché movie or commercial scene when someone is trying to talk to the guy in the muscle car, who is revving the engine to drown him out? :biggrin:
     

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