I am a grassroots motorsport enthusiast based in Brisbane Australia. I have now built my second electric racer. I use it to compete in motorkhana, khanacross, autocross and hill climbs.
The first one was good but it was front wheel drive. As a result I was losing much of the electric advantage due to wheel spin off the line.
The latest one is rear engined and rear wheel drive so launching is awesome. It is still a work in progress trying to make it competitive against all the petrol cars.
It has been operational now for 12 months and I can’t get it to enough events. The results are always improving as I refine the setup.
The car weighs 500 KG. It has an aDvanced DC brushed 8 inch motor running through a full 5 speed FWD gearbox. The controller is a ZEVA 1000amp unit powered by 7 KWh of Lithium Ion batteries from a Chevy Volt.