Comments - Video: The First EV To Take On The Dakar Rally

Published: May 14, 2011
Description: The Dakar Rally consists of 5,592 miles of off-road racing that runs through Argentina, Chile, and Peru. It is one of the most intense and extreme motor racing events in the world. And now one team is...
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Andy Rogers May 14, 2011
@Brady 100miles driving economically. 20 when racing
Patrick Kennedy May 14, 2011
I remember when he flipped his car and still kept going and still got 2nd. Travis pastrana almost shit his pants.
Brady Fereday May 14, 2011
Ya he'll go for 100 miles than have to recharge for the next 18 hours rofl xD
Will Conover May 14, 2011
Any relation to Colin McRae
Steve Arico May 14, 2011
It does have that sort of look goin on.
Nathan Leane May 14, 2011
I thought it was can art for a second
Description: Although their gas-powered ProDakar McRae Buggy 4x2 successfully completed the grueling Dakar Rally for the past two years, they will be the first team to compete in an all-electric vehicle. The elect...
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Kevin Watson May 15, 2011
@Andy, I notice that his tires is much smaller, will that give him some sort of a advantage on driving time?
Andy Rogers May 14, 2011
So even though it recharges quickly (for an EV), they've had to sacrifice the most important thing in a race: speed
Reinaldo Puchu Piñate May 14, 2011
How far can it go in a charge?
Brady Fereday May 14, 2011
That's forever in a race 15-30 minutes lol but I guess they are just trying to prove it can be done at least I hope cause they are coming in last guaranteed xD
Description: Driver Tim Coronel will be behind the wheel when the McRae buggy debuts at Dakar this January 1st. Support vehicles will also be on hand to refuel (translation: recharge) the vehicle which also has a...
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Tyson Broadbent May 16, 2011
To be that efficient you need a huge powerplant, the technology isn't that portable yet.
Harpreet Ahluwalia May 15, 2011
@Ethan, gas engines are less than 1/4 efficient in converting fuel into power, power plants have much higher efficiency rates and they burn fuel cleaner.
Harpreet Ahluwalia May 15, 2011
1kw=1.34hp, so it's about 268 hp
Michael Riley May 15, 2011
yeah I'm with Tyson. lol that was just a dumb comment "drive a car company"
Steve Arico May 14, 2011
Nicely said Kabir. I dont think one technology will be the answer like internal comb. was from the 1900s, it will be a mix of everything from solar to hydrogen.
Kabir Suri May 14, 2011
Trying to make a difference. Let them. And why does everyone think that electric means no performance?! Have you driven a tesla? And do you know that electricity means instant and consistent torque? If you don't want to buy them, don't. But they are
Kabir Suri May 14, 2011
You guys clearly don't care about anyone but yourselves. If electric and/or hydrogen power are not implemented on a large scale and soon, our planet will significantly decline and not even be suitable for life in a few hundred years. These people are
Andy Rogers May 14, 2011
@Ethan It's not your opinion. It's a fact
Andy Rogers May 14, 2011
@Patrick Diesel is not the future either. We'll run out of it just as quickly as normal gas. Hydrogen is it sadly
Patrick Kennedy May 14, 2011
I think desiel is the way to go. Hybrids and EVs are for ecomentalists and dumbasses ( i hate to admit that i just called my grandparents dumbasses,)
Brady Fereday May 14, 2011
Read his comment again David he is saying Edison said screw electric and go gas powered
David Bright May 14, 2011
What does the lightbulb have to do with the gas engine?
Tyson Broadbent May 15, 2011
It's the timer fir the recharge :p
Patrick Schalk May 14, 2011
I want a baja shift car SO bad.