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Power electronics for your Electric Vehicle
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The Garlits Team moving toward the 200 mph goal with 3 Zilla Z2Ks http://tinyurl.com/mnwk7wq

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Great job Scott and Steve!
A 82,000 lb Mack Truck conversion running a +Cafe Electric llc  Zilla built by +Manzanita Micro. That's got to be the heaviest vehicle a Zilla has ever powered. 
I'm wondering if you are running any regen on it and what you're using for field control. I guess I need to review your web site. :-) That kind of weight in town could use some regen and I'm sure the Z2K diodes wouldn't mind if you turn up the field a bit to get regen as long as the battery voltage doesn't go too high.

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If you want to go fast in an EV, John Metric shows how to get predictable results. He is one of the few who calculates things so well.

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Congratulations to John Wayland for another fun video on PBS!
We're proud to see the Zilla on a show called "Making Things Faster" but I guess we're not surprised. 
The electric car section starts at about 18:50 in case you want to skip ahead, but the whole show is excellent. 

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Congratulations to Lonestar EV Racing!
Another world record using Zillas. 

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We're going to the races!
Looking forward to a good time in Tucson April 14th .

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Mike W recently found a video of amusement park dragsters that happen to run Zilla Z2K's. I've added it to my "EV" Playlist where you can also see this wonderful old video about motors and I'll also add the one where two Zilla powered door slammers go head to head racing after the 9's.

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Zilla Z4K. 4000A, 375V
This was assembled in the summer of 2010 for the Rocket Bike. We were in a big rush and so didn't have time to plate the custom bus bars.

We only had one week to make and test the Z4K back in August of 2010. I called in a couple extra engineer friends to pull it off in time.
At the time it was a secret, and once it was public I forgot to go back and post pictures. So here's a pic, sorry for the delay.
-Otmar
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Production is going very well at Manzanita Micro, They are all trained up and they are building beautiful Zilla's from start to finish.
http://www.manzanitamicro.com/

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