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Re: [EVDL] Fwd: [seva] Battery Electric Motorcycle places 2nd against Gas Heavyweight

Man -- that's amazing. I wish we had lower cost motor solutions available to the general public at a decent price. UQM's 85kw continuous motor appears to be so much more powerful, yet so much more compact than Netgain's Warp9 with 26kw continuous rating (at their rated 72 volts). I wonder what the technical hurdles are in mass producing a cheaper motor/controller solution that puts out so much power. It makes me wish I would have taking more EE classes instead of all CS.

corbin


Rod Hower wrote:

>> From Rich Rudman (who's involved with the battery pack and charger)
> He's running a UQM power phase 145, and it's the 8000 rpm one with 400 ftlbs
> one, $27K.
> It eats 1 Liter super bikes for dinner. Wow!
>
> http://www.uqm.com/pdfs/PowerPhase145.pdf
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: corbin dunn <[email protected]>
> To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List <[email protected]>
> Sent: Thu, January 13, 2011 12:22:17 AM
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] Fwd: [seva] Battery Electric Motorcycle places 2nd against
> Gas Heavyweight Superbikes in a historic victory in California! AWESOME!
>
> Totally awesome! Does anyone have more information on the bike's setup? I'm
> curious on what kind of UQM motor, what controller, and what batteries (and how
> many).
>
> corbin
>
> On Jan 10, 2011, at 1:58 PM, Steven Lough wrote:
>
>> From our friend Stephen Johnsen of Manzanita Micro
>>
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>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: [seva] Battery Electric Motorcycle places 2nd against Gas
>> Heavyweight Superbikes in a historic victory in California! AWESOME!
>> Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:47:43 -0800
>> From: HPEV LLC <[email protected]>
>> Reply-To: SEVA <[email protected]>
>> To: SEVA <[email protected]>
>>
>>
>>
>> Chip Yates lithium powered all-electric motorcycle blasts past countless
>> gasoline powered racing motorcycles as he battled his way up to the
>> front of the pack to take a 2nd place win at the at the Auto Club
>> Speedway in Fontana, California. Sunday January 9, 2010 will go down in
>> the history books as the day a battery powered motorcycle beat high
>> power gas bikes in a normally all gasoline motorcycle racing event! This
>> was the very first time that Chip's #89 Swigz racing bike ever raced in
>> such an event and it got podium positions in two races taking both a 2nd
>> and 3rd place!
>> This is the type of news that makes me extremely excited because there
>> were no special rules or treatment given to the electric bike by
>> officials and it was a genuine head-to-head race against the usual
>> petroleum powered monster bikes that race in the heavyweight superbike
>> class! They say that seeing is believing and just think of all the
>> motorcycle fans who will take note of the extreme power and fun that an
>> all electric powertrain can offer!
>> Check out the YouTube video taken from a camera mounted on Chip's
>> powerful electric motorcycle as he speeds through the track at speeds up
>> to 158mph! Yates began near the back of the lineup at the start of the
>> race and had to work his way past many other gas powered bikes in order
>> to get up toward the front to gain his 2nd place win. It's an
>> exhilarating video where you can hear the whine from the UQM Brushless
>> DC Motor and witness the incredible torque and acceleration of the
>> electric bike. Watch as Chip lifts the front wheel up a few times when
>> under heavy acceleration even when he's already going fast! Electric
>> vehicle aficionados are also sure to smile as he passes the gasoline
>> bikes sometimes even on the outside of corners!
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIMQ0c7JKIU
>> Chip Yates and the Swigz racing team had initially planned to race in
>> the all-electric TTXGP motorcycle series as well as a special FIM
>> electric racing event but weight restrictions that were imposed
>> prevented the #89 bike from participating as it was a tad bit over the
>> limit. Chip didn't let this stop him and decided to simply go
>> head-to-head against gas powered motorcycles! They say "when life gives
>> you lemons make lemonade" and if life gives you lithium batteries and a
>> motor/controller package capable of nearly 200HP and 300 pound feet of
>> torque, well... make history and beat some gas bikes at their own game!
>> Way to go Chip Yates and team!
>> -Stephen Johnsen-
>
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