Snow scotter or snowmachines?

2 replies [Last post]
snowbiker
Offline
Joined: 05/31/2009
Points: 3

This is my very first post. My name is Pete and my interest is electric transportation in the snow. I have worked at a popular ski area in New York state for many many years.
The liability to drive snowmobiles is over the top and they old 600cc Polaris needs to be replaced soon. I have been playing with a sno-runner personal ski bike.

This is just a hobby for me but if you got help; I'll take it. First snowfall is November 20th !!!

__________________

Electric powersports, oh, and I love to do it in the snow!

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Fourcycle
Fourcycle's picture
Offline
Joined: 03/29/2009
Points: 34
Re: Snow scotter or snowmachines?

It's my feeling that for the most efficient travel across most surfaces is when the pressure (psi) the vehicle is applying to the surface is slightly less than the pressure it takes to deform the surface across which the vehicle is traveling. For snow, unlike concrete or asphalt, this pressure can vary very widely, as you know.

Having aired that and re-reading your post, what are your goals for a snow capable EV?

So far as that 600cc Polaris, reduce the amount it pollutes by about 50X to 100X by replacing the 2-stroke engine with a 13HP OHV engine from Harbor Freight. Increase the weights and reduce the spring as needed in the primary clutch so that it does it's thing at about 3K RPM and it will be a cleaner, though slower, machine.

__________________

If your only tool is a hammer
everything looks like a nail.

RedKing73
Offline
Joined: 07/20/2007
Points: 58
Re: Snow scotter or snowmachines?

How about supporting a manufacturer of heavy duty electric atvs beside you in New York State? Ellicottville.

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFTUOQDioIY

www.ecoeatv.com

Hope it helps.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Short URL

eZip 500 Electric Scooter The E-500 electric scooter is ideal for speedy neighborhood transportation, or simply having some fun cruising around the block.
Revenge of the Electric Car The electric car is not only back from the dead, it's inevitable
Customize This