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Old 09-29-2008, 12:51 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Sweet, lets see this one go better than the Tropica

A decent hobbiest solution is the best start since now we have few "Standard" methods to work with and none are very areodynamic.

I am already waiting for it to come into production so I can buy one.

Much easier to bypass problems when you leave some assembly required, especially legal issues

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Thanks for the info. I prefer adapting a pre-existing rolling chassis into a Kit Car as opposed to a ground-up tubular frame.

If you had a 217 mile range in 1996, where do you think you'll be at today?
I assume that refers to highway speed given a 90ahr 288v pack gave that range my guess would be a more conventional lead acid 200ahr 72v setup (which is easy to find) would give you about 40-80 miles range depending on speed. (just a guess) Until he completes #1 it won't be known how fast or far. And the SIZE battery pack also greatly affects range curves and weight with lead.

A lead sled is about the only way you get far with lead.


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Old 09-29-2008, 02:19 AM   #22 (permalink)
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"A lead sled is about the only way you get far with lead."

So true

FYI, Donations made to the project now can be credited toward the purchase of a kit latter (details on Lee's website)
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Ladies and gentlemen,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune has written a wonderful article about Lee and the Sunrise EV2. You can read it at the following link:

He's jazzed about the potential of electric
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Lee is so dang awesome, I can hardly stand it. Every day he offers elegant advice on the evdl and the EVTech list. I've learned so much from him. I can't wait to see how his project turns out. I heard he had to go back working for the man to help make ends meet and raise money for the project. If the government sent a couple million his way, we'd be oil free in a month.
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Hi,

In the process of looking for this thread, I found out that Solectria is now (owned by) Azure Dynamics, and they are located very close to me in Woburn MA. I had no idea...

I also found that someone recently sold a Solectria Sunrise:
Stephen Taylor's Solectria Sunrise
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Lee Hart's Sunrise 2 Mule (sample car) is going to be ready for driving in a few weeks, assuming no major difficulties come up! ya!
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Hi Paul,

Are you saying that the Sunrise 2 will be in Woburn, MA in a few weeks? It would be great to see it, that's for sure!
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Assuming lee doesn't hit any major snags, yes! but it's just his test vehicle.
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Last I talked to Tim Meddic, he and Lee had the crazy thing running up and down the driveway on a couple of batteries. I don't know what the status of the body is, but the frame is pretty much ready to go. I got to sit in it last winter and if things go as well as they were then, Lee's got a winner on his hands. Hopefully I'll see Lee at the EAA meeting this Thursday.

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