Put to the Test
We have a new Chevrolet Blazer SUV
that will be converted to all electric with our device along with a Golf
Cart and a bicycle. The test will most likely be on the Interstate at
normal speeds of 65 to 70 miles per hour. We expect to run at least 400
miles on only 12 off the shelf type batteries. The golf cart and bicycle
will be tested at a different location by another independent group for
verification. All of the parts necessary for the conversions should be
in by this time next week.
For those of you that have been discussing
acquiring the rights to the technology we will now entertain "private"
showings if you wish, please contact Doug Littlefield at email@example.com
with any such requests.
Validation Test at Nashville SuperSpeedway
Testing Saturday, September 7th was halted prematurely as a result of an axle bearing failure after only 17 miles. While this was certainly a disappointment it is not considered the end of the program by any means. Immediately upon returning to the workshop in Lebanon planning began for repair of the DeLorean which will include close attention to all mechanical systems, including bearings all around .
At this point a date for a repeat of the validation test has not been established as we have to access the time it will take to be fully prepared. In addition, strong consideration is being given to convert a more modern vehicle, perhaps an SUV, that may be more capable of handling the stress inherent in this type of testing. The intention would be to run both the DeLorean and this “second” vehicle at the same time.
While, understandably, Saturday did not turn out as anticipated several positive statements can be made:
Bobby Allison, after taking three laps at speeds up to 85MPH, commented he was impressed with the car’s power and performance. He commented to the media it was a shame to have a $25 part cause the test to stop. He is still interested in the technology and we will keep him updated on a regular basis.
Several independent engineers on hand to witness the test and inspect the DeLorean filed Validation Certifications before they left the racetrack. Their comments include:
“fast and only an increasing pitch
First test run made on car today August 5, 2002 at 4:30 p.m. .....all went better than expected.....more power and speed than ever thought would be produced. Witness on hand Bob Gaither, James Pitts, Kitty Tilley, Tony Reed, Patsy Harris and Carl Tilley. First trip run made by Carl Tilley....second test run by James Pitts. Bob Gaither said "It was like Kitty Hawk 2002".
test run today August 7, 2002 at 10:46 a.m.
11, 2002 Over 62 attended the unveiling with
many actually driving the car
August 14, 2002 Test on device charging system indicated massive amounts of power available into the battery bank to keep charged....looks good will know more with longer run tomorrow
August 15, 2002 102 mile road test today. Batteries tested at full charge on return of run.
18, 2002 12
noon, decided to get hamburgers drove TEV,
just for the heck of it, mistake was we were swamped with people looking
at the car. Round trip was 10 miles....not a good idea as we spent the
rest of the day wiping off finger prints from the car.
August 21, 2002 4.54 p.m. Tested car "WITHOUT" the TEV device to see how far it would go just on the battery bank fully charged......out of power after 9.8 miles...had to trailer the car back...................conclusion without the device hooked up the car can not even go 10 miles.
August 25, 2002 Tested all batteries to insure they were in good condition....discovered one of the batteries had a very weak cell...this is remarkable as the weak cell caused our charging device to produce even more to keep it toped off.....in other words even with a bad battery the TEV kept the batteries full.
September 7th, 2002 The test was 17.3 miles driven on the Superspeedway at speeds ranging from 80MPH to 96MPH. Test stopped after rear left wheel axle bearing failure. Independent engineer certified batteries were full after the drive.
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