Thursday, August 18, 2011

An Electric Car To Take Part in The Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally is known worldwide as one of the motor racing world toughest, by thousands of miles of inhospitable land in South America. And in his next edition - that it will begin in January 2012 - will participate for the first time a electric car.

The Latvian team and the Builder OSCar will be the first to put an electric car in rally Dakar. This EV is an electric version of the Chevrolet LS-powered e3.  The maximum speed is 138 kilometres per hour. It uses an engine capable of generating up to 315 kW.  As a measure to be able to travel long distances, the vehicle has a gasoline engine Nissan that will act as a generator. It also has regenerative system to help load the batteries.

This race electric car manufacturers rely on that it be able to meet the enormous demands of the rally, but they will also have a truck of support that will accompany you to assist you in case of a problem.

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