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by Clay
Mon, 03 Dec 2007, 17:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Heavy quad comeback?
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Heavy quad comeback?

The point is I guess is that Labor promised to endorse the HQ rules from the EU if they won office. They did, and I'm wondering if they will now legislate the category. If they do, then an opportunity exists for the development of an aussie made HQ, safer and better looking than the REVA. The Smart ...
by Clay
Sat, 01 Dec 2007, 21:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Heavy quad comeback?
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Heavy quad comeback?

No, these things are not motorcycle quads, instead lightweight cars, weighing between 350-450kg empty. Google 'heavy quadricycle' and you should find the rules on a UK or European site. Basically they are city cars which could be all electric. The REVA is one of these, called the g-Whiz in the UK. T...
by Clay
Fri, 30 Nov 2007, 17:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Heavy quad comeback?
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Heavy quad comeback?

It depends on what type of vehicle you drive. I've seen footage of the REVA in a UK 30mph crash test and it is seriously scary. However if you look at the racing 'Aussie Racing Cars' - motorcycle engined replicas of V8 Supercars, these weigh about the same as the REVA, go a hell of a lot faster, and...
by Clay
Thu, 29 Nov 2007, 00:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Heavy quad comeback?
Replies: 10
Views: 1511

Heavy quad comeback?

I remember reading with much interest the story of the indian-built REVA lightweight electric vehicle. It had support federally from the Labor party when the Libs scrapped the idea of a Heavy Quadricycle category for road cars. I wonder if the new regime will change this ruling now they are in power...
by Clay
Tue, 06 Nov 2007, 14:42
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Swan TAFE eV Challenge 2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3721

Swan TAFE eV Challenge 2007

Stuart Cheers for the interest - you guys certainly raised the bar this year. BTW we were the team next to you guys in the pits from Greenwood. I agree the eV Challenge is a great event, however you can't run an event like that and ignore safety, which seems to be the tactic of the rule makers. I'll...
by Clay
Wed, 31 Oct 2007, 02:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Swan TAFE eV Challenge 2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3721

Swan TAFE eV Challenge 2007

Therefore why events such as Electrathon and the eV Challenge are essential. Due to the low cost of production and the short build times, grids can be relatively large. Due to their small size performance would be about on par with a converted car. As far as 'racing' road legal converted cars, this ...
by Clay
Tue, 30 Oct 2007, 05:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Swan TAFE eV Challenge 2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3721

Swan TAFE eV Challenge 2007

I did look at that, although for single seat cars rather than converted passenger cars, when contacting CAMS. The trouble is finding funding for racing. Small, single seat cars, starting with eV Challenge/Electrathon racers is an inexpensive way to begin racing electric vehicles. I contacted the mak...
by Clay
Sun, 28 Oct 2007, 19:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Swan TAFE eV Challenge 2007
Replies: 29
Views: 3721

Swan TAFE eV Challenge 2007

I was there too, both as a car builder and as a teacher whose school entered three cars (Class A winner #3, plus cars #4 in Class A2, Car #1 in Class b and car #2 in class C). If i get this right you guys finished second in class C? You may have seen the Electrathon post from a few weeks ago which I...