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Friday, July 31, 2009

Results from the Wayland Invitational EV Drag meeting

John Wayland has been promoting the EV cause for several years with his self built 1972 Datsun 1200 that does 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Last weekend he invited a few fellow EV racers to his local track, PIR in Portland Oregon, for the Wayland Invitational.

Full results haven't been released yet but this is what John emailed us about the event:

“There is quite a bit of chatter about the new record set by the Tesla Roadster Sport at 12.643 @ 102.89 mph ET. Another record was set by Brian Hall's AC powered small motorcycle in the low 10s. Dube's bike did not reset their record, but ran a respectable 8.2 ET! My own White Zombie, running on 3 year old lead, managed a 12.0 ET Saturday night. Not bad, considering it's best ET when that pack was new, was an 11.8!

Of course, the 11.4 with lithium in 2007 is it's best ET. If we get the 210 lb. 388V, 12.4 ahr, 1920 amp (continuous through the 1/4 mile) Kokam pack of 840 cells, expect to see White Zombie become the first street legal, stock bodied electric car to break into the 10's in the 1/4 mile! With such a pack, I'm fairly certain we can run a 10.85 @ 122-126 mph.”

See the Datsun 1200 EV in action

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