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Electric vehicles in Baja 1000 Mile Off Road Race

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:59 am
by TonyWilliams
I've been asked to join the board for this electric vehicle race effort for the 2013 Baja 1000:


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Re: Electric vehicles in 2012 edition Baja 1000 Race

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:58 pm
by Rokeby
(EV Joke)

Maybe if we get started right away we could have healthy, productive
current bushes at prepositioned strategic locations along the course. :D

Your choice:
Black Current
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Red Current
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Uh oh!
Maybe you need both; red for +, black for -.

Re: Electric vehicles in 2012 edition Baja 1000 Race

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:43 pm
by TonyWilliams
Rokeby wrote:(EV Joke)

Maybe if we get started right away we could have healthy, productive
current bushes at prepositioned strategic locations along the course. :D
Maybe you need both; red for +, black for -.
Well, there are plenty of bushes! Usually with big thorns on them.


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Re: Electric vehicles in Baja 1000 Mile Off Road Race

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:50 pm
by TonyWilliams
I edited the first post.

Re: Electric vehicles in Baja 1000 Mile Off Road Race

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:18 pm
by smkettner
Are they running off the shelf Optima batteries? Compartment looks small to me.

Re: Electric vehicles in Baja 1000 Mile Off Road Race

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:27 pm
by TonyWilliams
smkettner wrote:Are they running off the shelf Optima batteries? Compartment looks small to me.
They aren't Optima at all... they had this car at a show recently, and the Optima guys put their sticker on it.

The two packs are 1800 pounds, 83kWh.

Re: Electric vehicles in Baja 1000 Mile Off Road Race

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:24 am
by DaveEV
This EV (SRI EV1 Electric Off Road Racer is what they're calling it) is being built and prepped by the guys over at EV West in San Marcos, North San Diego County.

They don't have any info on the project up on their website, but they have some videos up on YouTube and some posts about it on their Facebook page.

The pack is built using LiFePO4 CALB batteries I believe.

Re: Electric vehicles in Baja 1000 Mile Off Road Race

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:28 am
by TonyWilliams
drees wrote:This EV (SRI EV1 Electric Off Road Racer is what they're calling it) is being built and prepped by the guys over at EV West in San Marcos, North San Diego County.

They don't have any info on the project up on their website, but they have some videos up on YouTube and some posts about it on their Facebook page.

The pack is built using LiFePO4 CALB batteries I believe.
That is the car.

"It has 2 Warp 9" DC motors, 2 Evnetics 1000 AMP controllers & 2 180AH 231V nominal CALB battery packs for a total of 83KW's of total energy storage"


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Re: Electric vehicles in Baja 1000 Mile Off Road Race

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:40 am
by abasile
I wonder what effect shock and vibration have on Li-ion batteries, both in the short term and in the long term. An off-road vehicle like this should experience plenty of that...

Re: Electric vehicles in Baja 1000 Mile Off Road Race

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:01 am
by smkettner
TonyWilliams wrote:
smkettner wrote:Are they running off the shelf Optima batteries? Compartment looks small to me.
They aren't Optima at all... they had this car at a show recently, and the Optima guys put their sticker on it.

The two packs are 1800 pounds, 83kWh.
That is kinda cheezy for Optima unless they are an official sponsor providing something.
Very misleading at the very least.