EV West at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Back in June an epic wildfire near Colorado Springs CO broke out just a few miles from Pikes Peak.  The fire forced the evacuation of residents into nearby hotels, and placed a big stress on the local area.  In the face of this the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb team delayed the race until this week.  One of the electric teams, EV West, has posted some updates on their Facebook page showing what they’re doing at Pikes Peak.

You can follow their updates at:  http://www.facebook.com/ElectricVehicleWest

From: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=403573836366970&set=a.280395132018175.69535.176252595765763&type=1&theater

This is the Netgain motor, along with an accessory system driven by belts attached to the motor.  Tis runs common accessories such as the air conditioning pumps, power steering pumps, a tachometer, etc.

From: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=407596299298057&set=a.280395132018175.69535.176252595765763&type=1&theater

Evade blocked charging stations with one of these handy J1772 extension cords.

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Loading up the car in a trailer for the trip to Pikes Peak.

And few shot from the qualifying round: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=408719882519032&set=a.280395132018175.69535.176252595765763&type=1&theater

An earlier picture shows the drive train removed from the car.  Notice that this is a different setup than the first picture.   This shows dual motors in a siamese arrangement.

About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

About David Herron

David Herron is a writer and software engineer living in Silicon Valley. He primarily writes about electric vehicles, clean energy systems, climate change, peak oil and related issues. When not writing he indulges in software projects and is sometimes employed as a software engineer. David has written for sites like PlugInCars and TorqueNews, and worked for companies like Sun Microsystems and Yahoo.

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