HOME | CONTACT | IMPRINT | ADVERTISING | RSS | FB

















2012 DAKAR RALLY ARCHIVE


2012 AFRICA ECO RACE ARCHIVE








NEWS & LIVE TOP HEADLINES


NEWS & LIVE ARCHIVE


ENGLISH NEWSLETTER


FAQ: HOW DOES IT WORK?


FAQ: MY/OUR NEWS HERE?


FAQ: OLDER NEWS?















Breslau Poland: Rally on standby by Military because of actual political situation. | 18.07.2014


Breslau Poland: The truck-legends are back - scrutineering - Ford Ranger. | 12.07.2014


Breslau Poland PHOTOS: First Impressions of the Scrutineering in Recz (60). | 12.07.2014


Africa Eco Race: End of preferential rates - review rally presentations Europe. | 04.07.2014


Dakar Rally 2015: Carlos Sousa switch from Great Wall to Mitsubishi Petrobras. | 04.07.2014


Hungarian Baja: 2014 is promising a big challenge for 11th edition in Hungary. | 03.07.2014


Dakar Rally 2015: Peugeot 2008 DKR - first test, new detailed technical data. | 03.07.2014










































Welcome to the Dakar Rally 2012 special newssection. To read an article just click on the specific headline below. All articles are visible for several years and under special subdomain [ COPY & CLICK HERE ] or use the SEARCH.




SA-Dakar 2012: Latvian "OSCar eO" launches era of electric Rally Raid Cars.




Andris Dambis, director of motorsport engineering company OSC, also an engineer and a rally driver, has taken on a new technical challenge. Making use of the latest developments in electric vehicle industry, his company is preparing a marathon rally car that will be propelled solely by electricity. Dambis reveals, "Electric vehicles can already be seen across various motorsport disciplines but nobody has dared to tackle rally raids like the Dakar. We will be the first."

The "OSCar eO" project involves participation at the 2012 edition of the South American Dakar rally with the goal of completing the distance and winning. Project initiator and multiple Dakar participant Maris Saukans explains, "It might sound audacious but we are indeed aiming to win the category for alternative energy vehicles."

OSCar eO will be entered in a special car category that was introduced in the technical regulations a few years ago but has not attracted any competitors since.

When meeting the French Dakar-organiser ASO, Rally Raid Team Latvia received an enthusiastic welcome and was granted a wide scope of support. Dambis and Saukans were quick in assuring ASO. that the project offers new and original engineering and sporting opportunities that also bear relevance to environmental protection.

One of the main components of the new OSCar eO is batteries. These will be exclusively supplied by Winston Battery from China. Dambis states, "They are one of the leading electric vehicle battery manufacturers in the world and we could not have wished for a better product for the eO vehicle."

Two powerful permanent magnet electric motors of combined power of 180 kW will allow OSCar eO to develop top speed of 140 km/h. While that might not be much, eO does not aim to compete against the conventional vehicles entered by manufacturers and private teams. Dambis gives more details, "The motors will be able to output up to 315 kW for brief periods of time which will allow us to negotiate particularly steep sand dunes that you find in Atacama Desert in Chile."

Project engineers expect a fully charged battery pack to provide up to 150 km driving range across the most difficult rally terrain and up to 300 km in less demanding conditions. As Dakar stages are normally several times this distance, OSCar eO will be fitted with an electric generator that will be driven by a petrol internal combustion engine.

Dambis clarifies, "We can not do without it. The only alternative is to pack another set of batteries in the car but there are plenty of them already. In fact, we will even sit on some of them as floor area proved to be a practical mounting site."

The engineer continues, "We have selected a race-proven Nissan engine to generate the remainder of the energy required.” The petrol engine will be fed from its own 200 litre fuel tank. "Yet the propulsion will be 100% electric. The petrol unit will be mounted in the rear of the car and coupled only to the electric generator."

The Nissan engine for electricity generation will be sourced with help from Skandi Motors, official importer of Nissan in Latvia. Electrical systems of OSCar eO will be verified on a Nissan Navara test mule, due to be completed in three months from now.

Regenerative dampers from official partner Donerre Suspension. Donerre was founded in 1994 by Pierre de Frenne following 20 years of experience in competition suspension systems. The company has always focused on innovation and as of today holds nearly 10 patents, demonstrating engineering excellence in a variety of disciplines.

Donerre takes part in the ambitious OSCar eO project by offering a solution for harnessing electrical energy from the oscillatory movement of shock absorbers and thereby providing additional means for battery recharge.

2011/04/15 | 14:44 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/DAMBIS











SA-Dakar 2012: Robby Gordon loses Dakar excluding appeal and 5th place. | 10.04.2012 16:11 |




SA-Dakar 2012: Imperial Toyota South Africa team now officially 3rd & 10th. | 10.04.2012 15:13 |




SA-Dakar 2012: New rally-book about the Dakar "Tales From The Bivouac" | 29.03.2012 20:51 |




Dakar Rally 2013: Hungarian Opel Team - typical semi-team rallystory | 05.02.2012 01:04 |




SA-Dakar Rally: OSCar eO becomes the first electric vehicle to finish Dakar. | 29.01.2012 22:56 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Recap - Robby Gordon "Ready to start talking about 2013". | 22.01.2012 14:36 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Darren Skilton finished with the help of Australia´s Olholm. | 21.01.2012 22:20 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Third successive truck category win for Japanese Hino Trucks. | 19.01.2012 16:43 |




SA-Dakar Rally: The "real" car heroes - Xavier Foj wins T2 production class. | 16.01.2012 21:33 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Rally costs Peru 400 mio USD, country will be start in 2013. | 16.01.2012 18:57 |




SA-Dakar Rally: "Ginny" and "Schnietz" - A story of friendship and respect. | 16.01.2012 18:18 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Mitsubishi result - "Small moments have significant impact". | 16.01.2012 16:09 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Jihong/Min best Nissan & Chinese, Magnaldi 3rd in buggies. | 16.01.2012 14:51 |




SA-Dakar Rally: André Dessoude - "Not a difficult Dakar, but a complicated". | 16.01.2012 14:19 |




SA-Dakar Rally: History in Trucks - Iveco first time beat legendary Kamaz. | 15.01.2012 23:39 |




SA-Dakar Rally: "Dakar Dominator" - X-raid with 5 Mini and 3 BMW in Lima. | 15.01.2012 23:00 |




SA-Dakar Rally: First X-raid win - Quandt "Achieved our long-awaited goal". | 15.01.2012 22:38 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Sousa/Garcin in Top 10 - Great Wall "Let´s talk about future". | 15.01.2012 21:59 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Peterhansel, Foj, Chabot and De Rooy winners cars & trucks. | 15.01.2012 20:55 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Aprilia without changing engine - Duclos "Think about 2013". | 15.01.2012 20:37 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Husqvarna Speedbrain Team happy about 6 podium finishes. | 15.01.2012 20:19 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Kinigadner "Despres/Coma battle one of tightest in history". | 15.01.2012 20:05 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Cyril Despres 4th Dakar title ever, 11th for KTM from Austria. | 15.01.2012 19:03 |




SA-Dakar Rally RESULTS TRUCKS: Stage and Overall results SS14 - F I N A L | 15.01.2012 18:18 |




SA-Dakar Rally RESULTS CARS: Stage and Overall results SS14 - F I N A L | 15.01.2012 18:16 |




SA-Dakar Rally RESULTS BIKES: Stage and Overall results SS14 - F I N A L | 15.01.2012 17:32 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: Dakar reaches Lima City - De Rooy winner in trucks. | 15.01.2012 16:32 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Third at first Dakar Rally - Toyota makes motorsport history. | 15.01.2012 16:17 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: Peterhansel, Roma and De Villiers the car winners. | 15.01.2012 15:17 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: That´s it for Bikes - Coma penalty, Despres winner. | 15.01.2012 15:07 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Ten Brinke/Baumel best Mitsubishi crew in 2012 and Top 10. | 15.01.2012 13:54 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Dessoude´s Zhou Jihong / Liao Min best Nissan after SS 13. | 15.01.2012 13:10 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Hino Trucks to achieve goal of winning "Under 10-litre class". | 15.01.2012 12:46 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Sensational 3rd place for Toyota - only 29 kms to finish line. | 15.01.2012 12:03 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Carlos Sousa and Great Wall gets back the 7th place overall. | 14.01.2012 22:46 |




SA-Dakar Rally: X-raid Peterhansel and Iveco De Rooy on the edge of glory. | 14.01.2012 21:58 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Aprilia´s Alain Duclos last factory-rider without engine change. | 14.01.2012 21:24 |




SA-Dakar Rally TICKER: Peterhansel wins in cars, Karginov-Kamaz in Trucks. | 14.01.2012 20:28 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Leader Cyril Despres "SS 13 was psychologically very tough". | 14.01.2012 19:59 |




SA-Dakar Rally: Speedbrain - "The final demanding test of this year´s race". | 14.01.2012 19:35 |




















NEWS & LIVEREPORTS




NEWS & RALLY ARCHIVE




NEWSLETTER








VIDEO CLIP GALLERY




PHOTO LIVE GALLERY




PHOTO DATA & SHOP




YOUTUBE CHANNEL




FIA REGULATIONS




IMPRINT & CONTACT




ADVERTISING








RACE-DEZERT.COM




RALLYGLOBAL.COM




RALLYRAID.ES




TERENOWO.PL





TODOTERRENO.PT











FACEBOOK GROUP




TWITTER GROUP




DAILYMOTION




RSS LIVE FEED




















HOME | TERMS OF SERVICE | PRIVACY STATEMENT | IMPRINT | ADVERTISING

MARATHONRALLY EN | MARATHONRALLY DE | MARATHONRALLY HU

Copyright 2003 - 2013 | All rights reserved by marathonrally.com international
London | Hamburg | Budapest | Saint Petersburg | Kuala Lumpur | Monte-Carlo
Major office: marathonrally.com international | Joern Schekahn
Address: Gluckstr 74 A | 22081 Hamburg | Germany
Phone: +49 152 53 54 19 38
CMS-Info: Typo3 120206-0130-HS DRO STR SIK
Email:
INFO(AT)MARATHONRALLY.COM | Web: MARATHONRALLY.COM