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TdS Report #13: Team Profile: E-STREAM

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TdS Report #13: Team Profile: E-STREAM

On the Saturday before the first day of tech testing I ran into the E-STREAM:
Scott Monsees, Justin Gresabage, Josh Robison and Drew Gaylo. The car was
entered last year. Scott was in college and Josh, Drew in high school when
they built it. "We came in 6th out of 8 in the Battery Electric category and
26 out of 35 overall." Over the past year it has been Drew's every-day car.
"It's registered to my dad."

During last year's Tour de Sol and afterwards they discovered they had a bit
of a transmission problem. When they replaced the power steering with manual
steering, they used an earlier 1986 Rabbit. It was just a little bit different
in the shift linkage. When they thought they were in first gear, they weren't.
They were in 3rd. "When we finally figured it out we started getting better

Justin is new to the team. "I've been getting into the electronics and stuff
like that. I still am impressed when people turn on their electric cars and
there is no sound. We've been talking about starting a new project and I
_will_ be there."

"When we were building the car, every day we made an entry on the web site,
from the first piece to the last connection. We did daily entries for the
Tour last year; they are still there. We did a history of the tune up for
this year and will do daily entries for the Tour de Sol 2002." Plus bios,
pictures, etc.

"We are ready for a good time; can not wait."

Vehicle Name E-STREAM
Vehicle Number 15
vehicle type category PbA
Team Name Team EV
Organization Team Ev
City Princeton Junction
State NJ
new this year? returning team and car
No People in Project 5
Time to Build 3 months
Who Built private group
part of school curriculum? No
Vehicle Manufacturer Volkswagen
Vehicle Model Year 1991
Vehicle Reg Car/Truck
Vehicle Type Class Light Duty (car, truck, van)
Vehicle Type Division Prototype
Vehicle Type Model Cabriolet
motor kW continuous 15 kW
motor kW peak 30 kW
motor manufacturer Advanced DC Motors
motor type Series Wound
Energy Storage Manufacturer Exide
Energy Storage System PbA
Batteries series
Battery Exide/PbA
Battery 16 blocks/ series/ $1600
Battery 21000 Whrs/ 96 V/ 1040 lbs
battery voltage 96 V
battery blocks 16 blocks
battery watt hrs 21000 Whrs
battery weight 1040 lbs
battery cost $1600
control system manufacturer Curtis
control system type PWM
regenerative braking? Non-regen
charger current 20 A
charger input voltage 120 V
charger on board? On board
Plug Type 10-30P
PV cell type Polycrystalline
PV manufacturer EPV
PV watts 100 W
Conversion Conversion
body material Steel body
frame material Steel frame
Length both L: 12 ft/ 7 in
Width both W: 5 ft/ 4 in
Height both H: 4 ft/ 6 in
# seats 4
Weight pounds 2975 lbs
Mfg GVW 3029 lbs
lbs of persons 150
lbs of cargo 100
brake front type Front Disc
brake rear type Rear Drum
No of Passengers 2
number of tires 4
tire manufacturer Goodyear
tire model P175 R70
tire type Low roll resist
Range miles 60 miles
Program blurb Team EV is a private team from New Jersey
composed of four high school seniors and a
college junior with a large interest in
engineering and the environment. This is Team
EV's second year as a Tour de Sol entrant.

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The complete set of Tour de Sol Reports for 2002 can be found at:
The complete set of past Tour de Sol Reports can be found at:
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The above is Copyright 2002 by Michael H. Bianchi.
Permission to copy is granted provided the entire article is presented
without modification and this notice remains attached.
For other arrangements, contact me at +1-973-822-2024 .
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For more on the NESEA Tour de Sol, see the web page at
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Official NESEA Tour de Sol information is available from the sponsor,
the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) at
413 774-6051 , and 50 Miles Street, Greenfield, MA 01301 , and
[email protected] . All media enquiries should be addressed to ...
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