Friday, September 30, 2011

EVTV Announces Winner of the $2500.00 "Winner Takes All" EV Cup Drag Race at the First Annual Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EVTV, producers of the weekly "Friday Show," announce Ron Adamowicz victor of the "Winner Takes All" EV Cup Drag Race at the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention (EVCCON) that was held in Cape Girardeau, MissouriSeptember 21 – 25, 2011.

Ron, driving his full-bodied 1981 Camaro, aptly named "Warp Factor II," took the $2500.00 prize for the fastest electric vehicle at the event. The car blazed down the track turning an 11.5 second quarter-mile time. The car has recently turned a 10.08 second quarter mile at 127 MPH on a local drag strip but Ron said "he was being nice to the track" and pedaled it down a bit at the facility specifically built at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport for the event.

"This was the largest electric vehicle drag race in 2011 and with 25 electric vehicles participating and was possibly the largest ever," Adamowicz said.  "It was exhilarating to see so many people, some for the first time, enjoying drag racing."

Brian Noto, co-producer of the EVCCON said, "Having Ron here was a real coup. His car attracts a lot of attention and is really a crowd pleaser." Noto added, "We're anticipating a big increase in attendees next year and that will significantly increase competitors in the races."

Dates for next year's EVCCON have been set for September 26-30, 2012 and will again feature a 1/4-mile drag racing event sanctioned by the East Coast Electric Drag Racing Association.

About EVTV:

EVTV produces the weekly "Friday Show" an independent and fresh perspective for the enthusiast EV community: professional converters, niche manufacturers, University build teams, and enthusiast builders. EVTV has a focus on the conversion of existing classic and custom cars to electric drive and the entrepreneurial development of new vehicle forms with a very hands-on how-to format. For more information, visit www.evtv.me

About the East Coast Electric Drag Racing Series:

The East Coast Electric Drag Racing Series was formed to provide safe competition for EV Racing, encouragement in EV Racing, and partnerships for racers, EV part suppliers, and tracks throughout the East Coast. Their Racing Series promotes the use of electric vehicles for racing as a sport. For more information, visit www.ecedra.com.

Contact: Brian Noto
(951) 757-1038
brian@evtv.me

Friday, September 23, 2011

Münch Racing's Himmelmann has the pole at TTXGP/e-Power European series 2011 final

This weekend the 2011 TTXGP Europe electric motorcycle race series concludes at the famed Le Mans.  This race is conducted in concert with FIM's e-Power series.

Qualification results as follows: (from TTXGP's press release)

Qualification: Le Mans Round
pos No Team Rider Bike Ses 1 Ses 2 L Best Gap
1 49 Münch Racing Matthias Himmelmann Münch TTE 1:52.939 1:54.808 12 1:52.939
2 59 CRP Racing Alessandro Brannetti eCRP 1.4 1:58.740 1:56.718 16 1.56.718 0:02.595
3 44 Zongshen Ho Chi Fung Zongshen 1:57.756 1:59.837 16 1.57.756 0:06.143
4 78 CRP Racing Alex Battistini eCRP 1.4 2:03.405 2:03.774 15 2:03.405 0:11.887
5 26 CRP Racing Shelina Moreda Zongshen 2:11.126 2:08.026 17 2:08.926 0:13.343
6 1 93 Zongshen Tang Yu eCRP 1.4 2:09.563 2:08.729 12 2:08.729 0:18.738

 

FIM issued this press release

FIM e-Power & TTXGP Championships, a combined event

23/09/11 - 20:53

Victory & title for Matthias Himmelmann (Münch Racing)

The German rider, Matthias Himmelmann strongly dominated the FIM e-Power & TTXGP combined event held this afternoon at the Le Mans circuit, in opening of the renowned FIM 24 Hours Endurance race. After eight laps, the Münch TTE crossed the finish line with more than 34 seconds ahead of Italian Alessandro Brannetti (CRP Racing Team) and Ho Chi Fung, the fastest rider from the Chinese team Zongshen.

In fourth position was Italian rider Alex Batistini (CRP Racing Team) who finished ahead of the American female rider Shelina Moreda (CRP Racing Team) and Yang Tu, the other Zongshen rider

The performance of electric powered motorcycle has significantly improved since last year. Matthias Himmelmann completed his fastest lap in 1'54.584 and set a time of 1'52.939 as pole position. In 2010, the fastest lap around the Bugatti circuit was completed in 2'19.

Having finished third in the 2010 edition of the FIM e-Power, Matthias Himmelman won the 2011 title with two wins and three podiums in four races.


Matthias Himmelman MÜNCH RACING (winner)
“This was a start to finish with a victory for the team. I gave it all my power as well as the power of the bike to push for the win and the result for the whole team is excellent. This is a real team effort; the win belongs to all of us. We have worked really hard to further develop this new bike after a disappointing result at Laguna Seca.

Alessandro Brannetti  CRP Racing: (2nd Place)

“We are very happy, this is a great result for our team who worked really hard to give me a competitive machine for its class. Of course we know the Münch Motors are in a different league in terms of power and it would be a challenge to beat them so for us second place at this race is an excellent result. We are in front of all the other DC Bikes so we know when racing against the same technology and budget level we are the best.  Our goal now is to work on the power train to gain more power in order to complete our next project, the road motorcycle, which will be launched as a concept vehicle in EICMA in Milan this year.”

Hi Chi Fung ZONGSHEN (3rd Place)

« I am very happy with the result because although we placed third in the race, the team actually had to work really hard and do their best to even complete the race and finish given it is a longer race than the bike is set up for.  We put on a good show. ”

 

CRP issued this press release:-

eCRP second on the podium with Brannetti

CRP Racing team that has brought on track at Le Mans three motorcycles ridden by the two fellows Brannetti and Battistini and the US female rider Shelina Moreda have made a great show.

Brannetti has got the second place, first place to Himmelmann of the Muench team that has won the race and the championships e-Power and TTXGP. Alex Battistini got the fourth position and fifth Shelina Moreda, scoring in the final laps excellent timing.

Branna with the second place achieved today at Le Mans, has been entitled of the second position of e-Power and third of TTXGP championship.

It has been an exciting racing season, especially the Italian team has showed that they can entertain people bringing on track their vehicles and their riders. The aim is to gain data for the research CRP is carrying out for the creation of the road electric motorcycle.

The concept of the electric superbike will be presented in Milan in November at EICMA as a preview.

Stay tuned!
www.ecrp.eu
http://www.facebook.com/CRP.Racing
http://twitter.com/#!/eCRP_EV

 

Pictures provided by CRP

24h Le Mans Brannetti eCRP web

Brannetti

Alex LeMans eCRP web

Battastini

Shelina LeMans eCRP good web

Moreda

Alex Shelina Branna web

Team shot

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SUPERCHARGED MINI COOPER PANEL VAN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-onM7cvxRs&feature=youtube_gdata

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TTXGP 2011 Miller Motorsports Park

 

See also: MotoCzysz sizzles in TTXGP Finale, while Brammo wins the championship

chump car/mini/saab

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqDtLsR0UeY&feature=youtube_gdata

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Brammo Drives European and Off-Road Growth with the Acquisition of KOM Enterprise GmbH's Quantyaparx(TM) System and the Formation of BrammoParx(TM)

ASHLAND, Ore. & BURGKIRCHEN, Germany, Sep 20, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Brammo, Inc., a global leader in the electric motorcycle business, today announced the acquisition of Quantyaparx(TM) from the founder and worldwide licensor, KOM Enterprise GmbH.

Quantyaparx(TM) are hire and ride activity centers designed exclusively for electric dirt bikes. Already successfully established in Germany, Austria, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the centers offer an affordable and exciting off-road motorcycling experience free from air and noise pollution.

Hans Eder and his team are the driving force behind this innovative and flourishing enterprise and they will all be joining Brammo. The hire and ride centers will be renamed: BrammoParx.

Craig Bramscher, founder and CEO of Brammo, said, "We are excited about this acquisition and we will be introducing our latest 6-speed off-road Brammo motorcycles - the Engage and the Encite - to BrammoParx locations at the earliest opportunity. We will also be making the BrammoParx franchise opportunity available in other countries, including the USA." Bramscher continued, "We know the demand for off-road parks is growing and KOM has both a unique business model and a highly successful track record in this market."

Hans Eder said, "With our existing centers we have proven that environmentally-friendly off-road fun is possible. With the correct instruction and supervision, even someone who doesn't own a motorcycle will be able to ride at BrammoParx - from children to adults." Hans continued, "Brammo ownership will give our existing and new BrammoParx operators access to the Brammo Engage and Encite, the most advanced off-road electric motorcycles in the world."

Bramscher added, "We are pleased to welcome KOM staff to Brammo. They bring unrivalled expertise in an area that we know has strong growth potential in the years ahead. We are very much looking forward to working together and growing the BrammoParx business."

About Brammo

Brammo, Inc. is a leading electric vehicle technology company headquartered in North America. Brammo designs and develops electric vehicles including the Encite(TM), Enertia(TM), Empulse(TM) and Engage(TM) motorcycles. Brammo is an OEM supplier of its innovative Brammo Digital Drivetrain(TM) systems including the Brammo Power(TM) battery pack and Brammo Power(TM) vehicle management system. Brammo has vehicle distribution and marketing operations in North America, Europe and Asia. To learn more, visit www.Brammo.com .

About KOM Enterprises

KOM Enterprise GmbH, located in Burgkirchen, Bavaria, was formed in 2005 by Hans and Sylvia Eder. KOM Enterprise GmbH has licensed and developed off-road riding centers in Germany, Austria, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The off-road riding centers are operated exclusively with electric-powered motocross dirt bike motorcycles. In recognition of their innovative concept, KOM Enterprise GmbH received the DMSB Environmental Award 2008 from the German Motorsports Association (DMSB). To learn more, visit www.BrammoParx.com .

Disclaimer:

Quantya S.A. Lugano and Quantya are organizations and trademarks formerly associated with Quantyaparx(TM). The acquisition of Quantyaparx(TM) from KOM Enterprise GmbH by Brammo is a discrete transaction, separate and distinct from Quantya and the Quantya line of electric motorcycles. Brammo's denomination of future facilities under the brand, "BrammoParx," is, in part, intended to avoid any possible confusion.

SOURCE: Brammo, Inc.

        
        Brammo, Inc. 
        Adrian G Stewart, 541-944-8895 
        astewart@brammo.com 
        or 
        Brammo Europe 
        Hans Eder, +49 (0)867 991 6700 
        heder@brammo.com

Le Mans, eCRP on track with three riders for the second race FIM e-Power TTXGP

Friday, September 23 eCRP is on track at Le Mans for the race FIM e-Power and TTXGP. The Italian team CRP Racing is taking part in the competition with the official rider Brannetti, the fellow Battistini and the female US rider Shelina Moreda. After the success in the United States at Laguna Seca, the team decided to bring the show in Europe and the circuit of Le Mans is the best place for promoting the green motorsport, without boundaries. In fact the French circuit will be the arena of the famous 24Hours Moto, the most famous competition in the world that counts as the fourth round of the FIM Endurance World Championship.

The program sees eCRP and the staff to be frontline. On Thursday, the day is dedicated to free practice and qualifying, on Friday there will be the second round of qualifying and the race. But the show continues even after the competition: the organizers have scheduled the pitwalk from 18.15 to 20.00.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see closely eCRP and the riders Branna, Alex and Shelina.

The two days on track with CRP Racing and their electric racing motorcycle will involve people who choose to go to Le Mans for a weekend of sport on two wheels, whether electric or endothermic. 


Schedule
Thursday, September 22 
11:45 to 12:15 Free Practice 
15:50 to 16:10 the first qualifying session 

Friday, September 23 
10:00 to 10:20 the second qualifying session 
17:25 to 18:00 race 
18:15 to 20:00 pitwalk

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Quimera's AEGT Electric Racer Is One Extreme Proof Of Concept

The Quimera All Electric GT (AEGT) supercar has three (!) electric motors putting out 700 bhp. It can do 0-62 in 3.5 seconds and, thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber, weighs just over 3,300 lbs.  Powered by  lithium-polymer batteries, the AEGT is capable of a half hour on the track before needing a recharge.

“The AEGT is a living laboratory to test all the selected technologies,” said Alfonso Martinez, executive mechanical engineering director for Altran, the main technology provider for the AEGT project. “This first prototype has been designed in a very short time just to prove the validity of some unique design concepts and test the main performance targets of the vehicle.”

Quimera is a consortium of major multinational companies, government agencies and schools.  They’re all working together to promote vertical integration in urban sustainability, and they’re developing scooters and sustainable power sources. But first, they’ve got to prove that electric cars can be downright badass.  Hence, the over-amped race car.

 

 

Source: Electric Racer Is One Extreme Proof Of Concept

Electric car goes the distance in Ireland’s Cannonball Run

A Nissan LEAF was the first electric car to ever enter a Cannonball Run anywhere on the globe.  It has successfully completed a 900km tour of Ireland’s roads over the Sept 3-4 2011 weekend.

The race involved 150 supercars such as the Porsche Cayman, Ferraris and Lamborghinis, as well as glamorous Bentley and Aston Martin models.  Among the gas hogs was a Nissan LEAF operated by ESB ecars.

A key to their success was a publicly accessible fast charge point in Topaz Athlone, that ESB had installed just before the Canonball Run as part of their Ireland-wide rollout of electric vehicle charging stations.

"We are delighted to have been involved in this action-packed three-day event to raise funds and awareness for Barretstown. There was overwhelming support from the general public for this worthy cause and indeed for the electric car as it travelled around the country. We are thrilled to have successfully completed the Cannonball Run and have the opportunity to showcase the full scope of the electric car on Irish roads," said Paul Mulvaney, managing director, ESB ecars.

Source:

Electric car goes the distance in Ireland’s Cannonball Run

http://www.youtube.com/ESBecars

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Electric Drag Racing - DC Plasma Racing Prime Cuts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LR-BZcIuC0&feature=youtube_gdata

Credit: dcplasmaracing

FondTech Reveals Electric Formula E Racing Car, The E-11

FondTech's E-11 electric race car prototype is an electric racing car. The Italian aerodynamic engineering group has created the single seater as their own interpretation of a "Formula E" racer.

We applaud plans to use race tracks as the place to test and develop electric vehicle technology.  Racing has been THE place for generations to develop vehicle technology.  It should also be the place to develop EV technology.

Formula E is the FIA's planned electric car race series expected to launch in 2013.

The E-11 is an all-wheel-drive vehicle with semi-enclosed wheels (for aerodynamics).

It's expected to be competitive with "Formula 3" cars.  The range is expected to be 30 miles, enough for a 15 lap race.

Target specs include performance and weight akin to F3 cars, but the new series would focus (exclusively, we presume) on twisting city street circuits with races lasting just 15 minutes.

Led by founder and F1 aerodynamicist Jean-Claude Migeot, FondTech is confident the E-11 will stay in stride with an F3 racer for 20 minutes. It could even outmaneuver its conventional benchmark; the E-11 packs all-wheel drive for enhanced handling and regenerative braking. Testing in early 2012 should confirm this.

Source: FondTech Reveals Electric Formula E Racing Car, The E-11

Thursday, September 8, 2011

eFXC | TTXGP Electric Motorcycle Championship Australia 2011 - Round 2 - Winton

After a successful inaugural race at Eastern Creek the electric motorcycle teams are back for round two of the eFXC / TTXGP Australian electric motorcycle grand prix. This time the bikes were more evenly matched and the riders were only seconds apart. This nuts and bolts report shows the ingenuity and determination of the enthusiasts that make this event possible. Media produced by Andy Marsh for www.evmotorcycle.org

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