NEW ZEALAND - CANNONBALL INT. EV RUN™
The Cannonball EV Run™ series is for battery or hydrogen fuel cell powered electric vehicles that are based on ordinary production vehicle running gear and must be capable of carrying a passenger. They may be solar assisted, provided that the solar panel area does not exceed four square meters - a rule that may be relaxed as we learn from experience. See the full Cannonball EV rules here.
These rules are designed to promote the development of an international EV infrastructure, as a means of accelerating the transition from IC engines to clean electric motors, especially in countries that do not have abundant sunshine. The Cannonball EV series should not be confused with solar powered events such as the World Solar Challenge (see below), though much can be learned from the history of that event, which has now exceeded the target performance and is more restricted by the national speed limit of 81mph, recently raised from 68 mph in part due to the WSC revelations.
NEW ZEALAND - NELSON to INVERCARGILL CANNONBALL RALLY SUGGESTED ROUTE
CANNONBALL INTERNATIONAL OFFICIAL ROUTES
LINKS & REFERENCE
It's about time we had an EV compatible with battery or hydrogen fuel cell technology. The Ecostar DC50 by Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd may well be the vehicle that changes all that from 2015.
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