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Old 08-12-2020, 01:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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On this page electrics top the list:

I don't think an FUV has the raw power to top 200.
I don't know what this is. Help?

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Old 08-12-2020, 04:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A still from the video of yesterday's run at about max speed (200+), as posted on Instagram. Those are the REAR tires in the foreground. You can just barely see part of the front tires in the background.

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"SECTION 6 — BONNEVILLE NATIONAL CAR RECORDS
6.A Special Construction Category"

The current records in the three classes for pure electrics. I think Special Construction is non-production cars, so an FUV might be in a more favorable class. I talked to my contact at Arcimoto and he said the gearbox would likely spontaneously disassemble somewhere above 80mph. I say 3ft diameter wheels.
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Seems they succeeded in setting a new record and will make another run this morning.

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Is anyone surprised? New record (details in the comments to the right of the group photo in this Instagram screenshot.

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Nicely framed shot. Bright salt, dark sky. Congrats to them.

I hope I can be there next year to see them run their streamliner.

There's a channel on Youtube, Randy Ross, and they're documenting an EV conversion on a beige 1971 Superbeetle much like the one I drive. This one uses the transaxle.

EV West can stuff a single motor 'small block' Tesla drivetrain into a Beetle as a bolt-in. It appears the necessary compromise is high-angle Porsche hubs because the Tesla axle line is substantially behind the Beetle's.
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EV WEST produced a 15 minute video of their trip to Bonneville with their Tesla powered "Electraliner," which got them into the 200 MPH club and set a new speedrecord in their EV class.

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I'm curious about the mods they had to make to pass safety inspection.

Bonneville rocks.
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I'm curious about the mods they had to make to pass safety inspection.

Bonneville rocks.
Bonneville does rock! If they really do take that car back next year, I wanna go again. Did you notice in the video, at 10:50, when they display the official record on the screen over the car running down the course, they only list the replacement driver? Both drivers contributed to the average, both runs exceeded the previous record. I guess if you storm out of a team and expose them to the risk of losing, they might have the right to exclude you from the record book.
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Another terrific video of the record setting run. This one is only available on Instagram it seems. https://www.instagram.com/electraliner/ ...

Notice the gauges for volts, amps, and RPM in the screen shot below. They're active.


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