Michael Bream from EV West walks us through the Electric 818 car.

And by that we mean EV West takes the car out to Adams Motorsport Park for an "initial shakedown" on the track!

"The car is powered by a HPEVS AC2-35 dual AC motor setup running at 144kW. The car has 16kWh of capacity, and can drive about 60-70 miles on it's lightweight lithium ion battery pack. Recharging is done through an onboard 5000W charger, and is public charge station compatible, making this street legal electric rocket ship a great way to run around town, and still have track-worthy performance. "

The current weight of the car is 1,700 pounds, but a further 250 pounds of bodywork will be added to the car at some point.

Electric 818 from EV West (Interior)

Electric 818 from EV West (Interior)

EV West Electric Factory Five 818 Project Specs

Motor: Dual AC-35 Induction Motor by High Performance Electric Vehicle Systems Controller: Liquid Cooled Dual Curtis 1239-8501 AC Motor Contollers Peak Power: 144kW Nominal Voltage: 144 Volts Capacity: 16 kWh Chemistry: Lithium Iron Phosphate Range: 60-70 miles Onboard Charger: 5000W Recharge Time: 4 hours Charger Interface: SAE J1772 Peak Current: 1000 Amps Instrumentation: Xantrex LinkPro, Asus 10” Tablet, Speedhut Speedometer & Tach Transmisson: WRX 5 Speed Brakes: WRX Wheels: Sparco Assetto Gara Tires: Hankook Weight: Currently 1700 lbs. Expected to be 1950 lbs. when complete. Cost: $9900 for Chassis, $2000 in Chassis Parts, $19,500 electric driveline. Owner: Erik Hansen of 33 Machine

For more information on this project check out EVWest or 33machine's websites.