Help The Accelerating Geraldine High School Electric Car Project

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Help The Accelerating Geraldine High School Electric Car Project

Project 2015-01-30 22:42:48 +1300

Have you ever travelled at 250km/h without using a drop of fuel?
Have you ever been in an race car where the torque is near double its 400 horsepower?
Have you ever been in or driven and electric car which has the potential to do 11 seconds on a quater mile? Well neither have I, but I really plan to, and with you help we here at Geraldine High School EV will do!
 
Hey there, my name is Daniel Stanton, I am a year 13 student at Geraldine High School. My Physics Teacher told me I should put our electric vehicle project on a Crowd-funding site as it will gain the interest of many of people. If you are not convinced already I have a long and informative description of the project my class-mates and I have been and will be embarking on. If you are Convinced, well go ahead and and click your mouse over on the right side of the screen there and do your magic!
 
So last year we,Geraldine High School EV, made a little electric recumbent cycle which was named the Kumho Tyres GHS EV500. This endeavour was hugely successful. At the EVolocity event at Mike Pero Motorsport Park we competed against 14 other high schools from around Christchurch and Canterbury. We won three out of five awards presented and were the overall winners senior secondary schools competition.
 
Here are some pictures of the GHS EV500.
 
 
This year we plan to make an electric vehicle like none other in New Zealand. This vehicle will be made out of the light and robust chassis of a Toyota Corolla KE70 wagon and will be competing at the 2015 EVolocity competition in the "open" category and events following. A large amount of the costs for the chassis, suspension and brakes will be coming out of my own pocket but I cannot do this on just a simple student part time wage. The team will be greatful for any pledges to help us with this.
 
 
We have sought advice from John Wayland (Plasma Boy) who owns the world's fastest street legal electric car, which he takes to compete in drag races all over America. John's build (made from a Datsun 510 chassis) largely reflects the intended design of our vehicle. We intend to have a dual motor system with direct drive to the drive-train which is more efficient than running through a transmission. John has provided all of us in the Geraldine High School Electric Vehicle Team a great deal of inspiration, both in his accomplishments with his electric vehicle and his vehicle design. After contacting him about our plans he also agreed to guide us as we develop the vehicle.
The electric parts we are going to source are top of the line and top quality products.
This gives them a hefty price of roughly $10,000 and we need your help in donations to be able to purchase them.
 
 
We plan to have a low and aggressive stance which will be both for performance and looks. This set-up is most suited to the event we would be participating in. We intend to install racing suspension as to have adjustable ride height, toe and camber on all wheels giving us the ability to use the car with a diversity of tracks, events and variations of motor racing. 
 
The vehicle below is a similar we intend to present with past sponsors reflecting the stance that we will be looking for with variation with different racing events.
 
 
 
We also would like to thank our current sponsors :
Blairs (New Zealand distributors of all Kumho and Goodride Tyres)
Geraldine Auto Restorations
Electroflash
Barkers of Geraldine
Hammer Hardware Geraldine
 
 
Although we also have support from sponsors this still only makes up less than a tenth of what the project requires, we need alot more support to make this ultimate school project happen.
Please do not hesitate to donate and help us along!
 
 **All money not used will go tocharity at the end of the year
 
Help us make this an amazing display of New Zealands 100% green image.
 
Thank you for your time,
Geraldine High School EV
Head of Sponsorship
Daniel Stanton

Comments

Updates 1

Front end and mechanical upgrade!

12/03/2015 at 6:36 PM

So you see the project profile picture?

That is the exact car we are using! Same chassis, same number plate, same everything! When we got it I admit it wasn't in that shape, but that picture is our goals for aesthetics. We are not just building a car that is attractive for it's feul efficiency but for it's speed and style. I'm happy to say we have replaced the front end we got free with the chassis and have a referbished version of the old front end!

Here are a progressive set of images showing the difference in the front ends.

.

Why is there no suspension on the car, This is because we have custom adjustable suspension and a new big brake kit coming down from Manon Racing Performance in Auckland who did us a kindly irrefusable deal. This will give us the adjustable ride height and camber we promised and will provide more than enough stopping power for the light weight of our car.We also have a customized Toyota Hilux differential ready to bolt into our car, all this installation will happen in the next two weeks
 
The next thing on our agenda is weight reduction, which consisted of the removal of the back seats, fuel tank, fuel lines, carpet and other interior that wasn't needed. This lost us around 150kg of weight. After all the work we have done we are only left with two major parts to install in terms of aesthetics and mechanical components; the roll cage and bucket seats. Which in terms of what we have done so far is still very minor.
 
In the near future we will have the kEV70 a full panel and paint which Geraldine Auto Restorations has kindly offered to bring the kEV70 back to life!
This will be a very exuberant red, keeping the engine bay black.
 
We have also been in contact with Simon Wilkinson, New Zealand's only supplier for the motors and controller we need. He has agree'd to give us his products as cheap as he can without making losses. With this deal in mind we are very close but not quite able to purchase parts yet due to the slight need for more funds. We are still looking also for appropriate lithium Ion batteries and battery connectors to use which is still proving a very hard task.

Don't forget to pledge and help us make this project successful and happen fast!

 
 

    Pledgers 10

    Brian C. Graham
    2015-04-19 12:30:51 +1200

    "keep up the good work, this is important."

    Anake Goodall
    2015-04-12 00:36:54 +1200
    Mandi Stanton
    2015-03-07 16:13:29 +1300
    Jo Bates
    2015-03-02 09:35:22 +1300
    Adele
    2015-02-27 22:25:13 +1300

    "Way to go guys keep up the great work. :) xxx"

    Mike Wethey
    2015-02-26 19:25:37 +1300

    "This looks amazing. Keep up the good work! (car looks mint BTW)"

    Jackson Prattley-Jones
    2015-02-26 19:24:11 +1300

    "FOR SCIENCE!"

    David Buchanan
    2015-02-26 19:16:27 +1300
    Marly Keet
    2015-02-24 22:44:25 +1300

    "Whoop whoop! 👍🎉"

    Naoe Hashimoto
    2015-02-23 10:00:16 +1300

    "Keep it up! You did awesome job at Evolocity 2014!!!"

    Followers 2

    Followers of Help The Accelerating Geraldine High School Electric Car Project

    Help The Accelerating Geraldine High School Electric Car Project

    Project 2015-01-30 22:42:48 +1300

    Have you ever travelled at 250km/h without using a drop of fuel?
    Have you ever been in an race car where the torque is near double its 400 horsepower?
    Have you ever been in or driven and electric car which has the potential to do 11 seconds on a quater mile? Well neither have I, but I really plan to, and with you help we here at Geraldine High School EV will do!
     
    Hey there, my name is Daniel Stanton, I am a year 13 student at Geraldine High School. My Physics Teacher told me I should put our electric vehicle project on a Crowd-funding site as it will gain the interest of many of people. If you are not convinced already I have a long and informative description of the project my class-mates and I have been and will be embarking on. If you are Convinced, well go ahead and and click your mouse over on the right side of the screen there and do your magic!
     
    So last year we,Geraldine High School EV, made a little electric recumbent cycle which was named the Kumho Tyres GHS EV500. This endeavour was hugely successful. At the EVolocity event at Mike Pero Motorsport Park we competed against 14 other high schools from around Christchurch and Canterbury. We won three out of five awards presented and were the overall winners senior secondary schools competition.
     
    Here are some pictures of the GHS EV500.
     
     
    This year we plan to make an electric vehicle like none other in New Zealand. This vehicle will be made out of the light and robust chassis of a Toyota Corolla KE70 wagon and will be competing at the 2015 EVolocity competition in the "open" category and events following. A large amount of the costs for the chassis, suspension and brakes will be coming out of my own pocket but I cannot do this on just a simple student part time wage. The team will be greatful for any pledges to help us with this.
     
     
    We have sought advice from John Wayland (Plasma Boy) who owns the world's fastest street legal electric car, which he takes to compete in drag races all over America. John's build (made from a Datsun 510 chassis) largely reflects the intended design of our vehicle. We intend to have a dual motor system with direct drive to the drive-train which is more efficient than running through a transmission. John has provided all of us in the Geraldine High School Electric Vehicle Team a great deal of inspiration, both in his accomplishments with his electric vehicle and his vehicle design. After contacting him about our plans he also agreed to guide us as we develop the vehicle.
    The electric parts we are going to source are top of the line and top quality products.
    This gives them a hefty price of roughly $10,000 and we need your help in donations to be able to purchase them.
     
     
    We plan to have a low and aggressive stance which will be both for performance and looks. This set-up is most suited to the event we would be participating in. We intend to install racing suspension as to have adjustable ride height, toe and camber on all wheels giving us the ability to use the car with a diversity of tracks, events and variations of motor racing. 
     
    The vehicle below is a similar we intend to present with past sponsors reflecting the stance that we will be looking for with variation with different racing events.
     
     
     
    We also would like to thank our current sponsors :
    Blairs (New Zealand distributors of all Kumho and Goodride Tyres)
    Geraldine Auto Restorations
    Electroflash
    Barkers of Geraldine
    Hammer Hardware Geraldine
     
     
    Although we also have support from sponsors this still only makes up less than a tenth of what the project requires, we need alot more support to make this ultimate school project happen.
    Please do not hesitate to donate and help us along!
     
     **All money not used will go tocharity at the end of the year
     
    Help us make this an amazing display of New Zealands 100% green image.
     
    Thank you for your time,
    Geraldine High School EV
    Head of Sponsorship
    Daniel Stanton

    Comments

    Front end and mechanical upgrade!

    12/03/2015 at 6:36 PM

    So you see the project profile picture?

    That is the exact car we are using! Same chassis, same number plate, same everything! When we got it I admit it wasn't in that shape, but that picture is our goals for aesthetics. We are not just building a car that is attractive for it's feul efficiency but for it's speed and style. I'm happy to say we have replaced the front end we got free with the chassis and have a referbished version of the old front end!

    Here are a progressive set of images showing the difference in the front ends.

    .

    Why is there no suspension on the car, This is because we have custom adjustable suspension and a new big brake kit coming down from Manon Racing Performance in Auckland who did us a kindly irrefusable deal. This will give us the adjustable ride height and camber we promised and will provide more than enough stopping power for the light weight of our car.We also have a customized Toyota Hilux differential ready to bolt into our car, all this installation will happen in the next two weeks
     
    The next thing on our agenda is weight reduction, which consisted of the removal of the back seats, fuel tank, fuel lines, carpet and other interior that wasn't needed. This lost us around 150kg of weight. After all the work we have done we are only left with two major parts to install in terms of aesthetics and mechanical components; the roll cage and bucket seats. Which in terms of what we have done so far is still very minor.
     
    In the near future we will have the kEV70 a full panel and paint which Geraldine Auto Restorations has kindly offered to bring the kEV70 back to life!
    This will be a very exuberant red, keeping the engine bay black.
     
    We have also been in contact with Simon Wilkinson, New Zealand's only supplier for the motors and controller we need. He has agree'd to give us his products as cheap as he can without making losses. With this deal in mind we are very close but not quite able to purchase parts yet due to the slight need for more funds. We are still looking also for appropriate lithium Ion batteries and battery connectors to use which is still proving a very hard task.

    Don't forget to pledge and help us make this project successful and happen fast!

     
     
      Brian C. Graham
      2015-04-19 12:30:51 +1200

      "keep up the good work, this is important."

      Anake Goodall
      2015-04-12 00:36:54 +1200
      Mandi Stanton
      2015-03-07 16:13:29 +1300
      Jo Bates
      2015-03-02 09:35:22 +1300
      Adele
      2015-02-27 22:25:13 +1300

      "Way to go guys keep up the great work. :) xxx"

      Mike Wethey
      2015-02-26 19:25:37 +1300

      "This looks amazing. Keep up the good work! (car looks mint BTW)"

      Jackson Prattley-Jones
      2015-02-26 19:24:11 +1300

      "FOR SCIENCE!"

      David Buchanan
      2015-02-26 19:16:27 +1300
      Marly Keet
      2015-02-24 22:44:25 +1300

      "Whoop whoop! 👍🎉"

      Naoe Hashimoto
      2015-02-23 10:00:16 +1300

      "Keep it up! You did awesome job at Evolocity 2014!!!"

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