DC Plasma Racing Shows Why It’s Called DC Plasma (Video)

APR 14 2014 BY MARK KANE 5

Take a look under the hood while an 8 second EV drag race car pushes nearly 1000BHP into two stock Netgain motors.

Take a look under the hood while an 8 second EV drag race car pushes nearly 1000BHP into two stock Netgain motors.

Assault and Battery

Assault and Battery

If you ever wondered how electric motors work under hard pressure in a drag vehicle, just look at the series wound motor (one of two) in John Metric’s Assault & Battery.

When we were viewing the recent record-setting run of 8.913 s @ 147.99 mph for a Street Legal EV, the motors were literally turning into plasma balls.

Superb video.

“Take a look under the hood while an 8 second EV drag race car pushes nearly 1000BHP into two stock Netgain motors.”

And here we see a DC Plasma video from a few years ago:

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Wow. That is some serious heat being produced there. Which makes me wonder if it wouldn’t be better to use a brushless motor of some kind.

Apparently this has something to do with AC motors “stalling” at high current, low RPM situations. DC motors handle high current, low RPM situations without stalling.

So impressed! 0-60 1.5 secs??? WOW!
I am really looking forward to Pike’s Peak this year and hopefully EV take overall if conditions for their runs are better (i.e. no rain during parts of run). The EV motorcycles already pwned last year!

Also Formula E to look forward to in September!
Great to see EVs in mainstream motor sports which will only make adoption take off faster perhaps approaching that of Lonestar 😛

Quite the light show…

I bet the gas heads really hate it when they get blown in the weeds by an electric.