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  1. #1
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    Electric Dax DeDion 427

    The first electric Dax DeDion 427 is now build by a group of students, as a school project. These guys are very motivated to build this Dax 427 and to install the latest technology on electric powered drive trains.
    Chassis was delivered some weeks ago, and this will the body and the wheels this week.

    I will post updates on the project when possible.
    Kind regards,

    John Kox
    www.jksportscars.co.uk
    www.daxbenelux.com

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    A great idea – all modern drivetrain
    Last edited by drammyboy; 18-01-20 at 10:10 AM.

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    Look forward to the updates.
    I was involved in Formula Student some years ago, when most teams abandon motorbike engines for the race cars in favour of electric power, that the Dutch and German teams were using.... and winning.
    100% torque across the rev range and no gear changes.

    If the e-E-type is available, guess its time for a decent e-cobra.

    Maybe do what the model boat guys do, and add a sound synthesizer chip and a little speaker to replicate the noise of an IC engine
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    It needs a big speaker for engine noise simulation. I see Porsche and Audi have this in there hi-tech electric vehicles to satisfy the driving experience.
    Dax 351 Cleveland T5 2.88 PL

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    I suspect that the desire to tinker and tweek (and "improve") with electronic vehicles will be no different than it has been with dino' fuelled engines. I'm seriously thinking of it myself (not Cobra though) there are lots of advantages I think. May give it a little while yet, things are advancing quite quickly.

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    Very interesting idea and probably how we will go building cars, tesla and prius donor cars

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    Any progress on this? V interesting project! Nothing will be able to get rid of a V8, but maybe for a second cobra!

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    What could be better, no road fund tax and only 5 % electric tax,
    everyone is a winner !
    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1 View Post
    no road fund tax
    Chris.
    Like that's going to last!

    Once EV's reached a critical level it will be a case of "Oh, by the way we've decided we need to replace this lost revenue so from now on we'll be changing you by the mile. You don't mind this GPS tracker being fitted to you? We promise not to monitor your speed or where you drive and when. For now!" from the government of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDCobra View Post
    Like that's going to last!

    Once EV's reached a critical level it will be a case of "Oh, by the way we've decided we need to replace this lost revenue so from now on we'll be changing you by the mile. You don't mind this GPS tracker being fitted to you? We promise not to monitor your speed or where you drive and when. For now!" from the government of the day.
    I was trying to be positive and then you mention the government,
    think I will go and grab a beer now .
    Chris.

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