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Old 09-07-2020, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EVs at LeMons Races

How long will it be before there are commonly EVs at LeMons? Even winning?

This article from the NYT on Sept 3 discusses EVs at LeMons and the EVWest "electraliner" record setting run at Bonneville recently. It is a good story. Example: "Mr. Hilleman won a Lemons event in 2017 in a 10-year-old Prius hybrid. “There is no enjoyment in life greater than passing a Mustang on the outside of the carousel at Sears Point in a Prius,” he said."

The article notes the challenges and discusses some of the rules, technology, and prospects for EVs at LeMons events:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/03/b...of-lemons.html

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But what theme to go with... giant tazer, giant dildo, giant golf cart, giant vacuum cleaner... yeah, giant vacuum cleaner for maximum down force!
"Electrolux!"
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To race a road course you will be running some where around 1 to 2 miles per kwh, best case scenario.
At 94mph my leaf sucks down close to 1 kwh per mile.
So you could be burning through 50 kwh per hour easy.
Doesn't seem practical now.
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Not LeMons, but what of the Gambler 500?
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One of the futures of racing is there in those cars. That whine of the motors... the capacity for sliding and wheel spin... the acceleration in a small package... eventually this just has to become commonly accepted as one of the coolest types of racing platforms. Racers love speed and here's lots of it.
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