12 July 2015

A few events booked

We've had a few invites recently so here's a taster of where you might find us with the original bike or (hopefully) the new bike.

First on the list is the Ramsgate Sprint revival over the weekend of 15/16 August. I was looking at spectating (having seen it in the VMCC newsletter) the same day that an invite to take the bike arrived. I'll be taking the original bike along to this event, plus they've asked me to bring my KH125 two-stroke sprinter to add a bit more variety. Details are HERE.
 Note: I might need a pair of hands to help out on one or both days at this event. Let me know if you're interested.

Next up, our good friends at APC Hi-Rel have asked if they could borrow the original bike for their exhibition stand at LCV2015 over the 9/10 September. This is the premier Low Carbon Vehicle event in the UK, attracting the mainstream car manufacturers, a host of universities, and everyone who's involved in developing new technology for electric and hybrid vehicles. Details are HERE.

Then I have an offer to display the NEW bike rolling chassis (so there's a deadline, if we need one!) at the Kent Manufacturing and Electronics Expo on the 7th October at the Kent County Showground, Detling. Details are HERE

Just a few days later we have an offer to display the NEW chassis at the Greenpower International Final to be held at Rockingham Raceway on Sunday 11th October. We've signed a deal to provide long-term support to Greenpower as we share so many aims. I'll tell you more about that in a future blog, but you can find out more about them HERE. We'll also be working with them to distribute a series of short video 'tasters' to schools explaining about the bike project and how it works.

Finally we move forward to next January. I'm discussing an opportunity to display the new bike at the Low Carbon Racing Conference and Autosport International at the NEC. It's early days on this one but I hope we can come to an arrangement.

If you're thinking of sponsoring us... get involved NOW as this gives a flavour of the opportunities for exposure that are potentially open to your company. Call Phil on 01825 761890 for details.

Keep watching the blog for more news, or click the links to Like Us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

You can also keep up to date by registering for the newsletter, or joining the supporters club; details are HERE

Sponsors still being sought. If you'd like to join us on this extraordinary journey and share the publicity get in touch with Phil on 01825 761890

Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers at FastCharge.org

Get your hands on a Power100 Trophy

You may have seen the Power Club option on the website. If you haven't seen it here's a link to the flyer.

I'm particularly excited to say that I now have a trophy made up to show what the Power100 club members will receive (in due course, we've got a lot of work to do - or more specifically the capacitors have - before we can make up the trophies)



A superb and exclusive gift, don't you think? This is a very limited edition so book yours now... you can do so HERE

I must express my thanks to two local businesses that are supplying parts for the trophy. The English Oak Bases are hand made by Tim at Uckfield Framing (find them on Twitter) and Heather at Elysium Engraving for the engraved plaque (they're on Twitter too)




Keep watching the blog for more news, or click the links to Like Us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

You can also keep up to date by registering for the newsletter, or joining the supporters club; details are HERE

Sponsors still being sought. If you'd like to join us on this extraordinary journey and share the publicity get in touch with Phil on 01825 761890

Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers at FastCharge.org

Teaser shots of our unique electric motor

clearly I can't reveal too much about the motor, but suffice to say we have some CAD images showing it's initial placement in the frame (ignore the frame members going through the motor - tidying that up is our next step)

Yes, there's some work still to do, but I thought you'd like a teaser after waiting so long for something to happen.




Much more to follow now that we're getting this part of project firmly underway.

Keep watching the blog for more news, or click the links to Like Us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

You can also keep up to date by registering for the newsletter, or joining the supporters club; details are HERE

Sponsors still being sought. If you'd like to join us on this extraordinary journey and share the publicity get in touch with Phil on 01825 761890

Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers at FastCharge.org

Ultracap layout starts to take shape

Brief update here with a couple of images of the Ultracap pack.

This is proving particularly challenging; the packaging of the caps into the frame is not so difficult (we've been pondering that for a long time and have a reasonable grasp of how it might go together) but the 'other' bits - busbars, insulation, housing construction - now need detailed attention and they're throwing us a few challenges.

Obviously it's nothing we can't resolve, but it's taking a bit longer to finalise than I hoped and so the chassis layout is a bit behind schedule.

Here's a view (call it an artists impression) of the Ultracaps singly and as a pack, proudly showing our allegiance to the UK supplier APC Hi-Rel (http://www.apc-hirel.co.uk/) and the manufacturer Ioxus Inc. (http://www.ioxus.com/) both of whom have been stalwart supporters of the project from day one.

Huge thanks to Ryan Duffy and Laila Guseva, both recent Motorsport Engineering graduates from Kingston University, for their work to design of this aspect of the bike.



Keep watching the blog for more news, or click the links to Like Us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

You can also keep up to date by registering for the newsletter, or joining the supporters club; details are HERE

Sponsors still being sought. If you'd like to join us on this extraordinary journey and share the publicity get in touch with Phil on 01825 761890

Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers at FastCharge.org