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Old 10-26-2010, 09:37 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Jack Rickard of EVTV Electric 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster EV is having a contest that gives away Lithium batteries, a motor, a controller,and a charger. Some folks have encouraged Lee to enter, it would be great to see him finish the car. Lee also has a business case that I think would appeal to Jack.
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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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Old 10-28-2010, 06:20 AM   #32 (permalink)
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A 30 kWh LiFePO4 pack in that car would give it a 'real world' 250+ mile range. A 60 kWh pack(which could easily be fit without the car getting overloaded), a 500 mile range...

The Sunrise would have been a $20,000 car in mass production in 1996, with NiMH batteries, was NHTSA approved, and the major automakers wouldn't touch it.
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...The Sunrise would have been a $20,000 car in mass production in 1996, with NiMH batteries, was NHTSA approved, and the major automakers wouldn't touch it.
It uses a one piece fiberglass construction which basically means it would require frame straightening after any moderate crashes Something that is not a popular idea in the Big Autoworks. The design is quirky and the drivetrain is BEV, both of which are only the domain of short lived cars or small Automakers.

I love the DIY factor here but there are many factors that limit it. Hopefully it happens so I watch and wait.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:35 PM   #35 (permalink)
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