Search found 83 matches

by Clay
Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 05:11
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2018 eV Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 959

2018 eV Challenge

G'day all. Been quite a while since I last posted on the forum. Lots to read through! Anyway, the 2018 eV Challenge will be held on Saturday October 27th at the Hurricane Go Kart Club, 99 Burma Rd Wundowie. Gates open at 12, events start at 2pm-ish. Any and all EVs are more than welcome. 2017 saw a ...
by Clay
Mon, 07 Apr 2014, 01:19
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date
Replies: 22
Views: 2414

eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date

Cheers g4qber for the photo/map and race times. While we had a fairly weak turn out of vehicles we did sort out the track layout we will use and get some meaningful data on expected laptimes etc. Going off the map in the previous post the track layout will be (a) clockwise and (b) NOT use the hairpi...
by Clay
Fri, 31 Jan 2014, 01:55
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date
Replies: 22
Views: 2414

eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date

I just saw James' post. Well, repetition is for emphasis i guess...
by Clay
Fri, 31 Jan 2014, 01:53
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date
Replies: 22
Views: 2414

eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date

G'day again. For those of you interested we have some news, and for those of you who have already liked our facebook page (www.facebook.com/PerthElectricVehicleChallenge) the news is already there. This year we will be holding not one but two events. Our new track is the result of a partnership with...
by Clay
Thu, 14 Nov 2013, 00:23
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date
Replies: 22
Views: 2414

eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date

Cost may have been a factor for private entry teams whose drivers were older than high school age, and who had to pay $25 each for a one day CAMS license. However entry costs were halved this year for all teams (from $75 last year to $35 this year) which should have encouraged school teams to attend...
by Clay
Tue, 12 Nov 2013, 02:09
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date
Replies: 22
Views: 2414

eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date

G'day all, As the current chairman of the eV Challenge I would like to respond to the criticism laid out in Richo's post if I may. Firstly, as James has pointed out, the ITC Global eV Challenge is an educational event which uses electrically powered vehicles to teach engineering to a primarily high ...
by Clay
Mon, 06 May 2013, 04:21
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date
Replies: 22
Views: 2414

eV Challenge Facebook page & 2013 race date

G'day all. The eV Challenge committee has just established a facebook page for the event at https://www.facebook.com/PerthElectricVehicleChallenge for all to join if you wish. We've started by posting photos and we will very soon be uploading the heavily revised 2013 rules along with video, race dat...
by Clay
Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 14:59
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2012 ITC Global eV Challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 2416

2012 ITC Global eV Challenge

I just noted that the ev challenge website - www.evchallenge.org.au - has posted that River Raiders did NOT win overall this year - SKM did. I think they might have got caught out by the dual race format and awarded the win to the wrong team!

Unlucky Rod, well done SKM...
by Clay
Sat, 17 Nov 2012, 19:27
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2012 ITC Global eV Challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 2416

2012 ITC Global eV Challenge

I'll put something on the electrathon thread...
by Clay
Wed, 07 Nov 2012, 02:46
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2012 ITC Global eV Challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 2416

2012 ITC Global eV Challenge

Richo wrote: Squeak-squeak-squeak-squeak-squeak-squeak-squeak-squeak Image
We found out our rear tyre bulged, thus the noise. We might rename the car squeaker for next year...
by Clay
Tue, 06 Nov 2012, 05:47
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2012 ITC Global eV Challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 2416

2012 ITC Global eV Challenge

A couple of photos of our cars from this year's event... http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/50/006.JPG http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/50/018.JPG http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/50/021.JPG http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/50/008.JPG The wooden car, creatively called Woody, won the design prize f...
by Clay
Wed, 31 Oct 2012, 21:20
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: 2012 ITC Global eV Challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 2416

2012 ITC Global eV Challenge

Well done to Rod, Wayne and Jamie for back to back eV Challenge wins. Well done guys, the cars looked great, and we'll try and catch you next year.
by Clay
Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 01:03
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Australian Grass Root EV Racing
Replies: 47
Views: 4567

Australian Grass Root EV Racing

My inclination, as previously mentioned, is towards electrathon vehicles rather than karts - but if karts are preferred, what about 'lay down' or enduro karts? These things have the drivers laying down to reduce drag and usually race on proper racing rather than karting circuits - meaning way faster...
by Clay
Sat, 14 Apr 2012, 18:51
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Grass roots electric racing class
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Grass roots electric racing class

Given our current discussion i figured this would be a good gauge of people's ideas. The more people that vote the better!
by Clay
Fri, 13 Apr 2012, 23:00
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Australian Grass Root EV Racing
Replies: 47
Views: 4567

Australian Grass Root EV Racing

I think we need people who would be willing to build and race the cars we'll be discussing to come, in addition to anyone else interested. It would be very difficult to come up with some great new category only for one or two people only to build cars. The way i see it (and I'm not perfect so this c...
by Clay
Fri, 13 Apr 2012, 05:44
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Australian Grass Root EV Racing
Replies: 47
Views: 4567

Australian Grass Root EV Racing

While I disagree with you in regard to eV Challenge safety being adequate (HPVs require more safety than the eV Challenge and being school kids mostly would you want to stand in front of a judge when a kid gets injured - which is a high possibility in a vehicle vs vehicle crash - and say 'sorry mate...
by Clay
Thu, 12 Apr 2012, 18:55
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Australian Grass Root EV Racing
Replies: 47
Views: 4567

Australian Grass Root EV Racing

Been a while since I've been on the forum and from the looks of it I've missed a very interesting conversation. I've been involved with the eV Challenge since the beginning and have also started a few threads on trying to get a faster, more organised ev racing event up and running. However with few ...
by Clay
Mon, 28 Nov 2011, 17:11
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: WA EV Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 5347

WA EV Challenge

If you have a look at the ev challenge website (www.evchallenge.org.au) it has the timing sheets. In the first race which was SLA batteries only the top average speed was 33km/h. The second race had the top speed average stuffed up by a timing error - it says the fastest lap was an 18 second lap mak...
by Clay
Fri, 25 Nov 2011, 00:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Reverse Trike Rego
Replies: 24
Views: 23743

Reverse Trike Rego

I've been looking for a long time recently and it is difficult to get a clear set of regs, as previous posts have also alluded to. Anyone got a set of LEP2 regs to have a look at or point me in the right direction to find them?
by Clay
Wed, 09 Nov 2011, 17:43
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: WA EV Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 5347

WA EV Challenge

Yeah it was quite something. Our car was #46 which you see at about the 3 minute mark going past the blue car all the in car stuff is shot from. It was quick but we had a few issues on the day. A new concept though so we should have it refined for 2012.
by Clay
Tue, 08 Nov 2011, 17:49
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: WA EV Challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 5347

WA EV Challenge

2011 was imho the best yet. Video up on youtube, quite good quality too.
by Clay
Thu, 14 Jul 2011, 20:01
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Ponilion LiFePo4 battery
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Ponilion LiFePo4 battery

Just tried accessing the web address and no joy. What sort of dollars for the battery described and what weight for each battery jackhyq3?
by Clay
Sat, 23 Apr 2011, 21:16
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Newcastle Xprize
Replies: 15
Views: 3953

Newcastle Xprize

My reading of the rules tells me it's a minimum 1.2m eyeline. The definition for the single seater says "...The basic vehicle design is for a narrow track, single person vehicle..." and that tells me that they are looking at a 3/4 wheeler. Why mention track at all for a bike? Saying that the 1.2m ey...
by Clay
Thu, 21 Apr 2011, 22:40
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Newcastle Xprize
Replies: 15
Views: 3953

Newcastle Xprize

Wierd rules. Max $200 battery pack for single seaters, $400 for 2 seaters - kinda rules out LiPO and means you'll need to use SLA. Minimum top speed of 40km/h is fine, but a minimum 1.2m high eyeline? That means your eyeline will be higher than that of a car like a Caterham/Westfield or even a Lotus...
by Clay
Sat, 12 Mar 2011, 01:36
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Polytechnic West eV Challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 3054

Polytechnic West eV Challenge

That's the one. Nice photo, haven't seen that on the net anywhere before either. We had a brake calibration issue in '10 that cost us but we think we've got it sorted now. It's the '09 open class winner, and we'll be developing it for this year. Keen on joining Rod, Wayne and myself anyone???