Scots racing team creates UK’s first electric rally car

April 7th, 2017 Comments Off on Scots racing team creates UK’s first electric rally car

It’s a sport associated with revs, noise and litres of burning fuelMillions miss out on cheaper motoring. Read more ... » – but one group of Scots motorsports devotees has sought to “future proof” carKeeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy. Read more ... » rallying for the next generation with the UKKeeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy. Read more ... »’s first electricKeeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy. Read more ... » competitive car.

 

The Project eRally team, based in Fife, has created their prototype from a RenaultBit overdue: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?. Read more ... » ZoeScotland’s first all-electric car club launches in St Andrews. Read more ... » EVKeeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy. Read more ... » (electric vehicleNissan Installs Europe’s 1,000th 30-Minute Electric Car Charger (in UK). Read more ... ») with the car to be fully tested by the sport’s regulatory body, the Motor SportsElectric: BMW says next electric i car in “final stages”. Read more ... » Association, later this month.

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Jean Hay, eRally project co-ordinator, said the idea took shape around 10Dumfries and Galloway Council staff electric car 'anxiety'. Read more ... » years ago as she and Ellya Gold, former British Rally Championship driver, mentored young rally drivers at the Junior 1First carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads. Read more ... »,000 Ecosse Challenge.

Ms Hay said: “We have been watching these young drivers move into senior rallying and we started thinking about the environmental issues and sustainability of what we do. 

“Basically, we wanted to future proof our sport.”

Ms Hay said “huge amounts of rallying fuel” were burnt during a race which “goes against everything we think is goodEv competition - more choice for customer? Porsche plans electric car to challenge Tesla. Read more ... » for the environment”.

She added that EVsUK #ElectricCar EV charging Network is ever expanding. More Charging facilities for Electric Vehicle Drivers. Horray!. Read more ... » made “perfect” rally carsMillions miss out on cheaper motoring. Read more ... » with the Zoe eRally designed specifially for the junior driver. 

“Because of the way electric motors#ev electric motors : Yasa Motors Secures 5 Million Pounds In Funding. Read more ... » workWireless Electric Vehicle Charging - Will it Work?. Read more ... », it is perfect for rallying. PowerDrivers positively charged about electric cars: Consumer range anxiety about electric cars is a myth and motorists are largely positive about electric cars, new research suggests.. Read more ... » is instant and you don’t have to go through the gears.

“You basically press the throttle and go. Electric carsFurlong to get electric car charge point. Read more ... » tend to have double the amount of torque than the equivalent standard combustible enginea Day at BetterPlace Visitor Centre. Read more ... »,” she said.

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Around 100kg of the car’s interior has been stripped out to cut weight.

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Reaction from the rallying faithful had been “really surprising,” Ms Hay added.

She said: “Their reaction has always been pretty much the same – that this is the future. 

Spectators have raised one concern#ElectricCar News: EV trial shows future viability, says Zenith. Read more ... » about the electric rally car – the lack of noise from the vehicleUK #ElectricCar EV charging Network is ever expanding. More Charging facilities for Electric Vehicle Drivers. Horray!. Read more ... ».

Ms Hay added: “Rallying fans are usedKeeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy. Read more ... » to the sound of the popping and the lagging of the engine and it’s fair to say that is part of the atmosphere. That is somethingKeeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy. Read more ... » you don’t get with the electric carElectric car insurance explained. Cheaper, affordable, green, first-time drivers appeal. Read more ... ». You only really get the squeal of the tyresWembley set to get green flag to host Formula E electric car race. Read more ... ».”

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A fleet of electric bicycles will feature at the show case of emission-free vehicles.

ECCI director Andy Kerr said: “Our transport behaviors are changing rapidly as we move to a more low carbon way of lifea Day at BetterPlace Visitor Centre. Read more ... »

“The Scottish GovernmentFirst electric vehicle charging point for Bute. Read more ... » has pledged an almost complete decarbonisation of road transport by 2050 and as ScotlandMore Scots are plugging in electric cars. Read more ... »’s chargingKeeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy. Read more ... » infrastructureUK #ElectricCar EV charging Network is ever expanding. More Charging facilities for Electric Vehicle Drivers. Horray!. Read more ... » develops every year and vehicle technologyElectric Cars Would Lower UK Oil Imports By 40%, But Only With Much Wider Adoption: Report. Read more ... » improves to rival traditional options, electric vehiclesKeeping up with chargeable electric vehicles and renewable energy. Read more ... » are becoming an ever more viable choice for businesses and commuters.” 

The University of Edinburgh estimates 30Not just You and I: Green vehicle demand revs up as UK electric car sales quadruple. Read more ... »% of its Carbon Footprint is from the travelMillions miss out on cheaper motoring. Read more ... » by its staff, students and visitors and has pledged to significantly reduce carbon emissionsFirst electric-only car hire service launches in London. Read more ... » by 2040 by moving all its vehicles to electric fleet.


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