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GREEN(ER) VEHICLES

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GREEN(ER) VEHICLES

Postby zappdog » Thu May 14, 2009 9:07 am

ALE'
FROM FUEL VAPOR TECHNOLOGIES OF BC
92 MILES PER GALLON
0 - 60 IN 5 SECONDS
1.7 LATERAL G;S ON THE SKID PAD
SPEED CHANNEL VOTED IT THE "CAR OF THE SHOW" AT S.E.M.A. SHOW

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Re: GREEN(ER) VEHICLES

Postby zappdog » Thu May 14, 2009 9:55 pm

MERLIN

THIS WAS A DESIGN I STARTED PLAYING WITH MANY YEARS AGO (25 YEARS ?). IT WAS SORT OF A DREAM TO PERHAPS HAVE A SHOP WERE I WOULD BE ABLE TO BUILD IT FOR REAL SOMEDAY. A FEW YEARS BACK I STARTED ORGANIZING ALL MY NOTES AND DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO START A MODEL OF IT. IT LOOKS LIKE 1/24 SCALE WILL BE THE CLOSEST I WILL EVER GET TO IT.

2 SEAT MICRO SPORTSCAR. INLINE SEATING, REAR ENGINE, REAR WHEEL DRIVE.
ENGINE IDEAS - 1200CC INLINE 4 WATER-COOLED, EFI FROM HONDA MOTORCYCLE OR SIMILAR BIKE INCLUDING TRANSMISSION AND POSI-TRACK REAR END. PADDLE SHIFTERS ON WHEEL. DRIVE COULD EASILY BE ELECTRIC USING LATEST DRYCELL BATTERIES, UTILIZING ALUMINUM BUS BARS INSTEAD OF WIRE FOR MAJOR CONNECTIONS. BUS BARS COULD BE RUN TO ANYWHERE YOU WOULD WANT TO HIDE BATTERIES.
FRAME - WELDED ALUMINUM TUBING BOX FRAME WITH CARBON FIBER GUSSETS.
SUSPENSION - 4 WHEEL INDEPENDENT COIL-OVER SHOCKS, A- ARMS IN FRONT, 4 LINK TRAILING ARMS WITH PANARD. BOTH HEAVY SWAY BARS.
BRAKES - 9" FRONT DISC- 8" REAR- ABS FROM SMALL VEHICLE LIKE EARLY S10.
WHEELS - 13 x 8 FRONT, 13 x 10 REAR. LIGHTWEIGHT ALLOY 5 SLIM SPOKE. TIRES , 275R 40/13 AND 315R 40/13
BODY - EXPANDED POLY-URETHANE FOAM COVERED IN VACUUM FORMED 0.60 SHEET STYRENE. DOOR ON LEFT SIDE, HINGED ON RIGHT. WINDSHIELD, CANOPY AND DOOR GULLWING UP IN ONE PIECE.

SAFETY FEATURES - ABS BRAKES, 4-5 POINT SEAT HARNESSES, FUEL CELL BLADDER, ALUMINUM FOAM CRUMPLE ZONE, SIDE IMPACT BEAMS, LED BRAKE LIGHT BAR ACROSS REAR AIR FOIL, INTERNAL ROLL BAR, 3 1" HALOGEN PROJECTOR HEADLIGHTS EACH SIDE - LOW,MED,HIGH BEAMS.

SPECS -
WEIGHT - 1200 - 1300 lb.
WHEELBASE - 102"
TRACK - REAR 48" FRONT 60"
LENGTH - 125"
WIDTH - FRONT 64", REAR 50"
HEIGHT - 36"


THE GOALS I WAS HEADED FOR WAS TO DESIGN A "DRIVERS" CAR. EXTREME HANDLING WITH ENOUGH POWER TO MAKE IT FUN AND HOPEFULLY EVEN SOMEWHAT FUEL EFFICIENT . SOME OF THE SAFETY FEATURES COME FROM RACE AND UP TO DATE SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES LIKE 'ALUMINUM FOAM' IN CRUSH ZONES.
BODY PANELS WOULD BE VACUUM MOLDED STYRENE WITH POLY-URETHANE FOAM MOLDED TO A MAXIMUM THICKNESS OF 1" ON INSIDE.
RIGID AND LIGHTWEIGHT.

ENGINE COVER AND AIR FOIL MISSING IN THESE PICS
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Re: GREEN(ER) VEHICLES

Postby zappdog » Thu May 14, 2009 9:55 pm

A NICE IDEA FOR AN ALTERNATIVE OIL SOURCE, BUT ...
WOULDN'T IT BE BETTER TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE
TO BURNING A FUEL IN THE FIRST PLACE ???

Thermo-depolymerization
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/11/1125_031125_turkeyoil.html
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Re: GREEN(ER) VEHICLES

Postby zappdog » Thu May 14, 2009 9:56 pm

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THATS AN ELECTRIC HYBRID ???
0 - 60 = 6 SECONDS AND 125 MPH
50 MILES A DAY ON PLUG-IN BATTERY CHARGING BEFORE THE GAS GENERATOR KICKS IN.
http://www.fiskerautomotive.com/
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Re: GREEN(ER) VEHICLES

Postby zappdog » Thu May 14, 2009 9:56 pm

VENTURI ASTROLAB
FULLY ELECTRIC, BATTERY AND SOLAR PANEL. ELECTRO - SOLAR. STREET LEGAL.
IT LOOKS LIKE IT BELONGS IN THE AUSTRALIAN SOLAR RACE.
BUT THE IDEA IS SUPERB.
120 KPH WITH 110 KM BATTERY RANGE.

http://www.venturi.fr/electric-vehicules-astrolab-concept.html

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Re: GREEN(ER) VEHICLES

Postby zappdog » Thu May 14, 2009 9:57 pm

NOW THIS IS AN ELECTRIC !!!
TESLA
PURE ELECTRIC BATTERY. 248 HP. 0 TO 60 MPH IN 3,9 SECONDS.
125 MPH TOP SPEED, 220 MILE RANGE WITH 3.5 HOUR RECHARGE.
AVERAGE COST PER RECHARGE $4 TO $7.
WITH A $5 CHARGE THATS ABOUT 2.25 CENTS PER MILE.
THATS A LOT CHEAPER TO RUN (AND FASTER) THAN A PORSCHE CARRERA.
IT'LL MAKE PORSCHE DRIVERS WHIMPER

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Re: GREEN(ER) VEHICLES

Postby zappdog » Thu May 14, 2009 9:59 pm

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http://www.zapworld.com/
CHECK OUT THE FULL LINE OF ELECTRICS.
THE ZAP X AND THE ALIAS ARE 2 THAT CAUGHT MY EYE.
I DO LIKE THE NAME OF COURSE BUT THEY ARE NO CONNECTION TO ZAP AUDIO

THE ALIAS
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Re: GREEN(ER) VEHICLES

Postby zappdog » Thu May 14, 2009 10:00 pm

MILES ELECTRIC VEHICLES
MILES XS 500
http://www.milesev.com/#hsv.swf

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Re: GREEN(ER) VEHICLES

Postby zappdog » Thu May 14, 2009 10:01 pm

THINK GLOBAL http://www.think.no/think/content/view/full/261

THE THINK OX
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FROM NORWAY WITH BRANCHES IN THE UK AND NORTH AMERICA
135 KPH TOP SPEED , 0 TO 100 KPH IN 8.5 SECONDS
200 KM RANGE
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Re: GREEN(ER) VEHICLES

Postby zappdog » Thu May 14, 2009 10:01 pm

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http://www.eaaev.org/
THE BEST PLACE TO START INVESTIGATING ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
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