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NonPolluter
26 February 2011, 1037
Kudus to these inventors! This is the Zero Race.

http://www.zero-race.com/

News for zero race around the world (http://www.google.ca/search?q=zero+race+around+the+world&hl=en&biw=960&bih=511&prmd=ivnsu&source=univ&tbs=nws:1&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=OTppTaOqGIWosAPutOCmBA&ved=0CCYQqAI)

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(http://www.google.ca/url?url=http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2011/2011-02-24-03.html&rct=j&sa=X&ei=OTppTaOqGIWosAPutOCmBA&ved=0CCQQpwIwAA&q=zero+race+around+the+world&usg=AFQjCNFuYyaQCh7oj62bO9_xAKdAHvqY_w)<cite style="font-size: 11px;"></cite></td><td class="tsw" style="padding-top: 5px;" valign="top"><li class="w0" style="list-style-position: outside;">World's First Zero Emissions Race Crosses the Finish Line (http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2011/2011-02-24-03.html)<button class="vspib"></button>
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Unfortunately, I don't see any technical info on what modifications were done to the BMS or even if they had any BMS on any of these three electric motorcycles / trike.

If you find out more, please reply to this thread starter.

For instance, what brand of batteries? How many BMS failures, if any? How many battery failures, if any?

MOST IMPORTANTLY - What did they learn that we can all benefit from, by knowing.

Thanks.

Wilfried
26 February 2011, 1215
More on the Vectrix-scooter: http://www.team-vectrix.de/teamvectrix/bike.html (Nothing on the top-box, I'm afraid)
You can contact Sven or Sandra (email-address on the contact page)
I've made some photos when they where in Brussels http://picasaweb.google.com/CBke250/ZeroEmissionsRace?authkey=Gv1sRgCM2Tsa3lu_2ijgE#

teddillard
26 February 2011, 1346
I've made some photos when they where in Brussels http://picasaweb.google.com/CBke250/ZeroEmissionsRace?authkey=Gv1sRgCM2Tsa3lu_2ijgE#

Thanks for sharing those shots, Wilfried! They're awesome! I was completely unaware of the race passing through here until a few days after, and photos started showing up. We had no news coverage of the race at all here. :(

harlan
26 February 2011, 1409
I did catch those guys when they were in town but the three-wheeler was having some controller issues and didn't make it to the gathering I was at.
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Warren
27 February 2011, 0749
First of all, there are two electric versions of the Monotracer. The one which won the Zero Race

http://www.zerotracer.com/index2.html

is powered by a Brusa system.

http://www.brusa.biz/

The one which won the X-Prize, and goes on sale in the US soon, is powered by AC Propulsion.

http://www.acpropulsion.com/

I have been reading about both over the last year. Both are very similar spec, ac induction motor systems built by professionals. Neither had any problems with their systems. None of this is home brew, garage stuff.

Each of the drive systems is worth more than anybody here is about to spend on their whole bike!

NonPolluter
27 February 2011, 0928
The Vectrix runs on NiMH batteries, not Lithium as most of us have been using.

What about the other two?

NonPolluter
27 February 2011, 0935
The Zerotracer appears to be water-cooled, just like the UBC beetle which crossed Canada in 2010.

NonPolluter
27 February 2011, 0940
The ACPROPULSION website doesn't say anything about vehicle conversions, like the eBox, which I've seen. Anybody know if they have stopped doing conversions? Incidentally, this company was founded by the same genius behind the drive system in the movie, WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR -- he used his knowledge of stereo amplifiers on the controller, according to one techie.

harlan
27 February 2011, 1102
The Vectrix runs on NiMH batteries, not Lithium as most of us have been using.

What about the other two?

The Vectrix that participated in the Zero Race uses Lithium. That big box on the back is full of batteries too.

All of the vehicles were using lithium batteries as far as I know.