EV in this years Dakar!

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Post by a4x4kiwi » Mon, 05 Jan 2015, 23:33

Follow their progress

www.accionadakar.com
www.facebook.com/accionadakar
www.twitter.com/accionadakar
www.instagram.com/accionadakar

I watch this event every year. Great to see an EV competing.

I haven't been able to figure out how they are charging.

Silicon is just sand with attitude.

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Post by TooQik » Tue, 06 Jan 2015, 00:26

I think I read somewhere that they were using quick swap packs. I can't find the link I read before Christmas detailing the vehicle, if I do I'll post it up.

Found it...

http://www.electricautosport.com/2014/1 ... kar-rally/
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Post by PlanB » Tue, 06 Jan 2015, 03:30

I admire the sentiment but it's going to take a lot of solar panels to recharge 140kwh of battery.

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Post by TooQik » Tue, 06 Jan 2015, 15:28

The solar panels are for the telemetry and security systems on the vehicle. If you look at the specifications listing on the link it shows the following:

Battery recharging systems using the electricity network:     domestic charging port (220V), industrial connection (400V) and fast recharging system (50kW)

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