• Westfield Sportscars’ iRacer electronic vehicle to race for the EV Cup

  • The iRacer, Westfield Sportscars electric vehicle will now have a chance to cross the finish line with the company’s decision of joining the EV Cup with this car. The car is uses lithium phosphate batteries to power up and has light weighted body panels with a tubular chassis. To lower the center of gravity, over 100kg of batteries can be stored beneath the cars floor. The iRacers two electric motors produce 80 kW (107 hp) and 1000 Nm of torque causing the car two zip from 0 – 60 in under 5 seconds. The car also has an electronically limited speed of 110 mph.

    As planned, the car should eat up 55 miles of the racetrack on a single charge and will have a three phase generator to recharge its batteries in about 2 hours. If all goes well, we will soon see the iRacer electronic vehicle zoom around racetracks and competing in this eco-friendly motorsport.

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on January 6, 2010