It is very important to keep up with information about the latest technology that graces our world. This applies just as favorably to the latest innovations in the automotive sector – the electric vehicle. Here’s a list of some concepts and words that will help you better understand EVs.
An electrical vehicle’s power is studied in the unit of kilowatts, abbreviated as kW. One kilowatt (kW) is equal to 1000 watts of power. An EV motor is said to have 134 horsepower at 100kW where one kW is 1.34 horsepower. For better understanding, manufacturers convert the kW into horsepower as it is more widely used.
The charging rate of an EV’s battery is dependent on three factors – the maximum charge rate, the charging equipment’s power level, and how much power can be accepted by the onboard charger. The charging can be done at home, at night, or even at work in the daytime.
The EPA of an electric vehicle refers to the distance it can drive after a single charge. For getting the estimated range numbers, the EV is put on a chassis dynamometer simulating road conditions and the required speeds at different time points. The total number usually seen on the window sticker is based on 45% of the highway test and 55% of the city test.
The efficiency of an EV, or the exact unit of miles per gallon applicable for electric cars, is calculated by dividing the energy used by the vehicle by the usual amount in one gallon of gasoline. It has been noted that an EV is much more efficient than vehicles that use gas.
A battery pack used in an EV essentially comprises numerous individual cells wired together in modules. These modules are then interconnected, thereby forming the battery pack. This pack is generally kept in a big metal box that has connectors for cooling liquid (for maintaining optimum operating range) as well as current flow.
Usually, EVs have anywhere from one to four electric motors supplying the power. Generally, the lower-priced models of mainstream electric cars have one while the higher-priced models have another motor for the front axle. These EV motors are larger, more powerful, and more durable than the smaller gas car motors.
The EV’s battery capacity is considered in kWh. This is to say exactly how much energy the vehicle’s battery pack can produce and supply in a particular amount of time. An electric vehicle’s peak battery capacity is usually dependent on how much energy it can make.
As predicted, Supercars teams have delayed the deployment of the latest Gen3 cars to February 2023. The new Camaro and reinvented Mustang were to be released in the 2022 supercar championships; however, they were delayed due to strict health guidelines. Although, it has been officially announced that the first shakedown of full-day testing of the Southern Team will take place on February 1st at Winton. Whereas the Queensland-based teams will head to the Ipswich venue on February 9th. However, the question of when the testing will happen remains unanswered.
Gen3 Program Afflicted Due to Delays
Due to the global supply chain issue, the Gen3 supercars saw significant delays in the development stage. Nevertheless, the teams are now ready to undergo the Homologation testing soon this week with the mesmerizing Mustang and Camaro prototypes. The drivability and aero parity concerns will also be resolved for the Ford Mustang. Going in-depth, Camaros will be modified with a 5.7L version of Chevrolet’s LT V8. At the same time, Mustangs will use a much bigger 5.4L version of the quad-com Coyote mill.
The 2023 Supercars Championship Starts Soon
The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship, which will commence on March 10th-12th on the streets of Newcastle, will be the first-ever race between Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang. The event will also feature full-field 25 latest Gen3 cars for the very first time. General Motors will be presented by 14 Camaros fielded by six teams: Triple Eight, Erebus Motorsport, Team 18, Matt Stone Racing, Brad Jones Racing, and PremiAir Racing. The 11 Ford Mustangs will be represented by Dick Johnson Racing, Tickford Racing, Grove Racing, Walkinshaw Andretti United, and Blanchard Racing Team. If you want to see the shakedowns and testing days, the Sydney Motorsport Park venue will be open to the public.