From what I read it weighed over 3000 lbs. That is not light weight. My celica weighed 2900 lbs after I converted it.
It did have a 26kwh battery so that’s 30% more than mine. They must have done something else to get the efficiency to go 200 miles on a charge. Sent from my iPhone > On Dec 28, 2017, at 11:56 AM, Lee Hart via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Alan Arrison via EV wrote: >> I'll tell you, like many others have, again... it can't be done. > > Lawrence (and fellow EVers), > > It's not that it can't be done. It just can't be done with the same old > thinking that led to our present way of building cars. > > Modern cars are massively heavy and inefficient. Their "aerodynamics" are > designed by stylists for looks; not engineers for performance. They are built > like ironclad battleships; not airplanes. Their heating and cooling systems > are big enough to heat or cool a small apartment. This means they need a huge > amount of power to do the job. With gasoline or diesel; no problem. We've got > "plenty" -- just burn all you need. > > The EVs produced by the big auto companies are still taking this "massive > overkill" approach. Their cars are all steel, ridiculously heavy, and have > pitiful aerodynamics. There's no insulation to help their heating and cooling > sytems. So they need expensive, heavy battery packs, and their KWH/mile is > poor. > > Electric cars require an entirely different approach. You can't make a pig > fly; but you *can* make a bird fly. > > There have been hundreds of solar-powered cars that *do* run on sunlight > alone. They have travelled at freeway speeds, and covered hundreds of miles a > day. But they are built more like airplanes than cars. Light weight and > efficiency are designed in right from the start. Styling and comfort take a > back seat to light weight and efficiency. > > For decades, Amory Lovins has championed his "hypercar" concept. Make the car > half the weight, and you double its efficiency. Improve its aerodynamics, and > you double it again. With modern high-strength materials and manufacturing > techniques, it can still be just as strong and safe. With high-tech > electronics, you can drastically reduce the power needed for creature > comforts. > > James Worden built the Solectria Sunrise EV using these techniques. Over 20 > years ago, he had a 4-passenger car with all the usual amenities that could > go over 300 miles on a charge, weighed only 1600 lbs and still passed crash > standards. And that was without lithium batteries; with today's batteries, it > would have twice the range. > > I've been struggling for years to produce a new version of the Sunrise. > Sadly, I haven't been able to do it. I don't have the resources by myself, > and the market simply does not want it. > > -- > "Verschlimmbessern" (German, verb) - To make something worse by > trying to improve it. (English translation: "Microsoft"?) > -- > Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377, www.sunrise-ev.com > > _______________________________________________ > UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub > http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org > Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA) > _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)