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First day of testing...

Will post link to a You Tube video shortly. Hope the weather holds out for Donington tomorrow...it's not a good forecast
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A great day out but only saw 3 Leafs incl ours an Ampera and a Zoe there and the Zoe was the only EV in the team workshops area for all 10 teams' employees.
There is a single Chargemaster 7kw post by the Formula E HQ but it wasn't yet comissioned.
I think I noted 5 brakedowns being towed back during most of the day's testing. There may have been more.

Some of what I learnt in the pit lane today;
Max Motor rpm 15,000-18000
Power 200kw currently restricted to 133kw to prolong battery life.
5 gears!
The jet like sound is from the straight cut gears not the motor which is nearly silent.
Battery pack size 30kWh.
50 minutes to recharge Chademo type rate but using bespoke 3 phase AC to DC chargers.
About 25 minutes to almost fully discharge whilst testing.
Liquid cooled battery pack using dialectric oil as a coolant.
Pack size rectangular roughly 3ftx3ftx4ft.
Will post some pictures of what is under the carbon skins soon.
 

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