[clug] Canberra electric vehicles group - first contact [SEC=PERSONAL]

Roppola, Antti - ABARE/BRS Antti.Roppola at daff.gov.au
Mon Feb 1 16:17:41 MST 2010

It depends on what class you want to race in.

If you want to race in "Production Cars", you need to have a car that
was produced for sale to the public.


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[mailto:linux-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Michael Still
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Subject: Re: [clug] Canberra electric vehicles group - first contact

Paul Wayper wrote:

> Firstly, there's a lot of interest in the local group in starting a EV

> racing standard and, within one to two years, getting actual races
> Initial ideas revolved around a standard car chassis that is fully 
> CAMS approved (which is necessary for official racing), but then 
> someone mentioned go-karts as a lower-cost entry level category which
also got a lot of nods.

I don't think this is as true as you'd think. I had a quick look on
ebay, and a used gokart is $2000+, for which you can get an ok car. 
Sure, the kart has a motor you can strip off and sell, but I think
you're still talking about a lot of money for a development platform.

http://www.canberraev.org/ has some details about converting a petrol
car to EV, which they say should cost about $15,000. Here is a guy in
Canberra who did one: http://www.evalbum.com/2468

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