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by Kieran
Wed, 22 Oct 2014, 18:09
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Varley EVR450
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Varley EVR450

G'day

This looks like a fantastic vehicle. At $200,000 I can understand that sales would be slow. Does anyone know if it was/is actually available to the public? Any news appreciated, ta.
by Kieran
Tue, 14 Oct 2014, 17:50
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Stealth Electric Bikes
Replies: 13
Views: 4104

Stealth Electric Bikes

Where did you see the $10k price? I've looked at that website a few times but haven't seen prices. Ta.
by Kieran
Fri, 10 Oct 2014, 18:02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: newbie
Replies: 32
Views: 3094

newbie

Welcome to the forum! Four years should be long enough to read everything on here and become an expert!
by Kieran
Wed, 08 Oct 2014, 03:40
Forum: AEVA VIC Branch
Topic: Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival
Replies: 22
Views: 4439

Go Electric Sustainable Transport Festival

I'm hoping to be there - anyone else? It'll be my first EV event.
by Kieran
Thu, 25 Sep 2014, 18:47
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Hire Kart Racing
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Electric Hire Kart Racing

The Zone, Bendigo, VIC (Kiddie karts only) I'd been looking for an opportunity to take my five year old son to a go kart track to see if I can get him interested in one of my passions: cars and motorsport. The opportunity arose last Saturday when we visited The Zone in Bendigo, bought him a ride on ...
by Kieran
Thu, 18 Sep 2014, 19:19
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: FIA Formula E Championship
Replies: 73
Views: 12710

FIA Formula E Championship

I don't really know anything about the technical stuff, but I inderstand that the first year uses identical equipment, then they go open slather in the following years. I suppose this is to avoid putting fans off from technical teething problems spoiling good, close racing. I suspect there are alrea...
by Kieran
Tue, 16 Sep 2014, 18:52
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Stealth Electric Bikes
Replies: 13
Views: 4104

Stealth Electric Bikes

My dream bike:

http://www.stealthelectricbikes.com/

Has anyone ridden/owned one?
by Kieran
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 18:52
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Australian made batteries for EV
Replies: 51
Views: 6260

Australian made batteries for EV

Great minds.... My current dream (read crazy plan) is to win the lotto and start building EVs using bodies/chassis from Australian suppliers (Nota Sports Cars, Tri Pod Cars, Deuce Customs/Lewis Chassis Works/Rod Tech, Old Tin, etc.). The bodies and chassis are all there, somebody just needs to plonk...
by Kieran
Thu, 11 Sep 2014, 18:50
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Australian made batteries for EV
Replies: 51
Views: 6260

Australian made batteries for EV

Thanks for the discussion, fellas. My schooling was not in the area of science/physics/etc (I'm an accountant by trade) so it'll take me a while to understand what you're saying here. Kurt, you're right. One of my passions is keeping jobs in Australia. That's why my posts will often have an Australi...
by Kieran
Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 04:04
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Australian made batteries for EV
Replies: 51
Views: 6260

Australian made batteries for EV

I'm sorry, I don't know what c rating means.

No job = no money for EV, hence my interest in Australian made.
by Kieran
Tue, 09 Sep 2014, 03:43
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Australian made batteries for EV
Replies: 51
Views: 6260

Australian made batteries for EV

Thanks for the replies.

The Suncycle site was interesting. They appear to be marketed as solar system batteries. Does that mean they would be unsuitable for EVs?

I checked the Century site again and you're right, they also sell imported batteries.
by Kieran
Sun, 07 Sep 2014, 03:50
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Australian made batteries for EV
Replies: 51
Views: 6260

Australian made batteries for EV

G'day.

Would I be right in thinking that there are no Australian made batteries other than Century?
by Kieran
Tue, 02 Sep 2014, 03:46
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Karts
Replies: 19
Views: 2609

Electric Karts

Interesting discussion about electric karts on Kartbook.net:

http://www.kartbook.net/forum/topics/sh ... 1#comments
by Kieran
Fri, 29 Aug 2014, 19:39
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Karts
Replies: 19
Views: 2609

Electric Karts

Is the idea of using a hub motor as the electric motor on a sprint kart impractical? I suppose the casing would be wrong for bolting on to a bracket on a kart frame?
by Kieran
Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 18:54
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: FIA Formula E Championship
Replies: 73
Views: 12710

FIA Formula E Championship

Round 1: Bejing, 13th September.

I'm trying to work out which team to barrack for. I'm leaning toward Venturi because they are an EV manufacturer.
by Kieran
Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 03:20
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Putting an Electric Kart Through it Paces
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Putting an Electric Kart Through it Paces

I just checked the Go Kart Club of Victoria's website for membership ($380 1st year, then $265 p.a. after that) and licencing ($310 1st year, then $290 p.a. after that). It'd be $690 before I even saw a track. I race in a monthly hire kart league in Melbourne for 10 rounds per year and it'll cost me...
by Kieran
Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 19:21
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Karts
Replies: 19
Views: 2609

Electric Karts

Thanks for your enthusiasm Pottz. The only off the shelf options I'm aware of are geared toward hire kart venues and seem quite expensive. The only "kits" I'm aware of are Ausemoto's <$4,000 kit and EV Power's $2,770 kit (this price may assume assembly by the buyer). I've only read about these two o...
by Kieran
Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 04:27
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Karts
Replies: 19
Views: 2609

Electric Karts

Formula E in NZ is a hire kart venue. The frame of a sprint kart is designed to flex, providing some lift of the inside rear wheel to assist cornering. That is my understanding, anyway. This design is also probably to keep kart racing more simple by avoiding the complexity of suspension. It is an en...
by Kieran
Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 04:13
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Power Kart Raceway, Canberra
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Power Kart Raceway, Canberra

Thanks fellas for the replies. I've done some more research and have decided it's better to start a new thread to cover all electric kart venues. Ta.
by Kieran
Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 04:12
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Electric Hire Kart Racing
Replies: 9
Views: 2735

Electric Hire Kart Racing

G'day I thought I'd start a thread on all things related to hire kart racing at venues that use electric karts. The venues I'm aware of include: Power Kart Racing, Griffiths, ACT Extreme Indoor Go Karting, Warners Bay, NSW C1 Speed, Albion Park, NSW Game Over GC, Helensvale, QLD Please add any other...
by Kieran
Fri, 22 Aug 2014, 18:42
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Power Kart Raceway, Canberra
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Power Kart Raceway, Canberra

G'day

Has anyone been to this venue? They run an electric fleet of karts - OTL Electrokarts. It's the only one I know of Australia. There's an indoor track in Auckland, New Zealand that uses the same karts. I'm keen to try it out.
by Kieran
Fri, 22 Aug 2014, 18:29
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Putting an Electric Kart Through it Paces
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Putting an Electric Kart Through it Paces

Thanks Wayne.

Are electric karts actually allowed by the AKA to race in sprint kart competitions?

Could electric karts do away with the need for fireproof race suit, gloves and boots? Now wouldn't that make karting more accessible!
by Kieran
Fri, 22 Aug 2014, 03:42
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Putting an Electric Kart Through it Paces
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Putting an Electric Kart Through it Paces

Love it!

How much of the electric components are/could be Australian made? I'm aware of at least one Australian made kart chassis so I'm keen to know how much of the electric components could be supplied by Australian manufacturers.
by Kieran
Fri, 22 Aug 2014, 03:22
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: Production Vechicles section
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Production Vechicles section

Add Catavolt please?
by Kieran
Wed, 20 Aug 2014, 19:30
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: G'day, first post
Replies: 1
Views: 421

G'day, first post

G'day everyone. I'm here because I'm an Australian made groupie and a car enthusiast (used to be a petrol head but that might have to change). I'm in mourning over the impending demise of the Aussie car industry and so I'm looking for alternatives. It seems to me that it's a lot easier to set up a f...