As is often the case, PopMech did not do a good job in presenting the
correct details - the comment from a member of my Alma Mater shows that
the EV has 4 motors, each 27kW so it has *more* power than a Leaf,
in contrast to what the article claims...
Also there is inconsistency in the 0-62MPH (I presume 0-100km/h) times
which are reported as 2.13 and as 2.3 seconds.
Again, I presume that in the latter, the digit 1 was missed...

*Very* impressive and this proves the statement that Jerry Dycus
loves to make - light vehicles are better...

Cor van de Water
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Sent: Friday, July 04, 2014 12:58 AM
Subject: [EVDL] EVLN: students show off an extreme racing-EV

'50% more power than a Leaf EV, though its only a tenth the weight'
A Sick New Ride by the Makers of the Fastest EV
June 30, 2014  by Alexander George 

(Photo by Worcflow and VEDp)

The current record-holder for the fastest-accelerating electric car will
zoom from 0 to 62 mph time in just 2.13 seconds-an insane figure that
dust even the most crazy-fast fossil fuel-burners. More impressive, it
built by engineering students, albeit students from an institution that
produced Tesla employees, and those students have a new extreme EV to

The latest creation by the student at Delft University of Technology
in the Netherlands is the DUT14, an amalgamation of bespoke parts-like
tiny tires made to handle the ultra-light transmission-and scrupulously
tested aerodynamics. 

An aluminum honeycomb chassis keeps the total weight at just 328 pounds,
making the DUT Racing Team's car lighter than most motorcycles. For
the students tweaked the aerodynamics to make the vehicle produce
157 pounds of downforce at 35 mph. 

Power comes from a 27-kilowatt motor. That's paltry next to something
the Tesla Model S or even a Nissan Leaf. But thanks to the car's
weight, that's enough power to send it from 0 to 62 mph in 2.3 seconds. 

All of the power is low-end; the DUT14's top speed is just over 82 mph.
Still, that's enough for it to enter the Formula Student competition, a
competition of performance and business acumen put on by the Institution
Mechanical Engineers. Cars compete on the skidpad to measure grip and
run 75
meters to show off their acceleration. Meanwhile, energy meters
installed in
the cars monitor performance to find which model is the most
energy-efficient. On the business side, teams compete for the titles of
"most promising business plan," and "most cost-efficient car," all
by a judge panel. 

The 2014 Formula Student event starts July 9 and takes place at the
Silverstone Circuit in England.
[comment  Thijs Papenhuijzen * Technische Universiteit Delft
'4 motors, one in each wheel, have about 27 kW each, adding up to about
144hp (or close to 1000hp/ton in this 149kg car). It has 50% more power
a Leaf EV, though its only a tenth the weight'

For all EVLN posts use:
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