Re: Worlds Fastest Electric Car

My snail mail November 2009 Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines showed up here this morning.In my Popular Mechanics magazine,
there is an article (I will read it later on this evening) about Jay Leno's Jet Car. www.popularmechanics.com
If I am doing 30 to 45 MPH on the slow poke roads where I am going shopping, that is plenty fast enough for me. cuhulin
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The spec's sound fishy. Same range as the Tesla w/twice the power? Twice the power should increase the range significantly. This guy: http://www.ssinc.us/ has been doing shelby replicas for a while now with off the shelf stuff. HTH Ben
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DEcrease, right? :) And, even the Tesla peeple won't release the car to testers -- testers can only take it for a supervised spin, fwiu. So the teslas's range is not verified either. In fact, using your same reasoning, one wonders how suspect the Tesla's claims are, visavis other electrics with much less power and much less range.
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Why doesn't somebody lay out a Maglev rail across Bonneville and build a car to suit? cuhulin
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wrote:

If they are using the same or similar battery pack as the tesla and dual motors/ controllers (it would have to be both), you'd be right, range would go down. If they are using a larger/stiffer battery pack to make all that HP, then I would expect range to increase.

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Here is a link to an independent test: http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Video/Search-Results/Video/Will-a-Tesla-Roadst er-make-it-round-the-M25/ It's not a complete write up... And here is a link showing one that went over 200 miles on a charge. HTH, Ben
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ben91932 wrote:

We should all remain skeptical until we can see and drive these for ourselves. I do think it's the future though.

Kinda strange to see a hot rod with no engine, let alone no blower. They should have speakers and hi-power amps installed so you can get the sound of a big V8. Of course, there should be a switch so you can change it to a small 4 when you're near schools and hospitals. :-)

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