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schrambo1972
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 11:02:41 PM

That’s right. ( Good Oregon PBS Youtube clip too)

The electric car, an electric conversion of a 1972 Datsun, blows away fossil foolish competitor after fossil fool.

The White Zombie is the “the first street legal electric car to run a 10 second quarter mile”.

When it comes to the racetrack and quarter-mile sprints,“The zombie is unbeatable …”White Zombie, World's Fastest and Quickest Street Legal Electric Car

Basic point: the torque on electric motors enables much faster acceleration than occurs with internal combustion engines.“It’s the batteries, stupid …”

Yes, a 1960s car — with lousy aerodynamics — that does 0-60 mph in 1.8 seconds.


Visit Get Energy Smart Blog for full article
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schrambo1972
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 1:30:56 PM

Worlds Fastest Electric Dragster - I figured the folks that saw and liked my White Zombie post would appreciate it Enjoy
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:32:55 PM

Great, but why use a 1972 Datsun?
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:50:15 AM

Saw a special on this car a couple of years ago.
AVKZ
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:16:30 AM

Cool.
BigKart
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:03:36 AM

Not one ounce of pollution, huh? Wonder where he thinks that electricity comes from. Ask him what all those batteries cost. If he were a true believer, he'd be towing to the drag strip with an electric truck.

I am an official at electric go kart races and there is a constant/significant danger of fire when you're operating a battery powered vehicle at this kind of discharge rate.
leeac
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:54:50 AM

These types of developments are what will drive EVs into public acceptance.
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:53:53 AM

Size matters, along with battery capacity.
These guys tout the advantages of battery power.
But where does the juice come from??
O I L & C O A L
cheap59
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:52:37 AM

Electric is FAST!!!
Radar1992
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:45:57 AM

Gimmick....
mandoid
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:21:16 AM

I like the name of the car
USMCturtlehead
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 6:11:53 AM

Good in 1/4 mile, but how about Daytona 500?
SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:45:25 AM

interesting...
George0446
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:16:25 AM

And the point is? The application of technology to moving things is interesting. Traction motors have been used for years on trains. Savings on weight and all wheel drive are great advantages. What is the best most efficient design?
pscamp
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:10:50 AM

Interesting
schrambo1972
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 3:57:25 AM

I think the video is awesome and has over 700 000 view on Youtube. You should check out some of the other videos as the one in the article was part of a documentary and featured extensive interviews
GAS1251
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:56:43 AM

Perfect for a quick trip to the corner store.
Zing20
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:54:34 AM

Are Datsun's making a comeback?
52MPG
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:47:15 AM

GO EV's.
Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:11:03 AM

ad a real long extension cord.
MikeCapeCoral
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:00:31 AM

It still has the "long tailpipe" back to fossil fuel.
silvereb
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:46:03 AM

How far will it go on a full
battery charge?
snagged
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:44:34 AM

Hard to believe.
kkimes
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:12:11 AM

Was this dated April 1st?
1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:09:23 AM

Interesting
cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:08:34 AM

No thanks.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 11:48:59 PM

Interesting video!
pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 11:05:54 PM

Not me / LOL
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