Tango at factory when Governor Gregoire With Michigan Governor GranholmTango at Michigan Int'l Speedway
OwnerRick and Bryan Woodbury
LocationSpokane, Washington US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2009 Commuter Cars Tango
Kit car
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
9"
DrivetrainDirect 4:1, one motor to each wheel
ControllerDC Power Systems Zilla Z2K
Batteries100 Headway 36120, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
100 cylindrical 10AH cells, 10 parallel, 100 in series.
System Voltage320 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC40-LM
40A AC input, liquid-cooled, with ammeter
HeaterCustom water heater used in conjunction with Vintage Air A/C system. Tecumseh Masterflux Sierra 12,000 BTU compressor.
DC/DC Converter Tango specific 1200W water-cooled
Commuter Cars design using 2 Lamda 600W modules
InstrumentationMoTeC dash displaying Link-10 Data
Top Speed135 MPH (217 KPH)
based on 3.86:1 gearing. 3:1 gearing increases top speed substantially. Yet to be tested on long enough strait-away.
AccelerationUnder 12-second 1/4-mile
0-60 in under 4 seconds
Range120 Miles (193 Kilometers)
This range is at 60 mph constant on relatively level freeway.
Watt Hours/Mile249 Wh/Mile
Tested on I-90 freeway between spokane and Coeur d'Alene Idaho up and back several times so inclines and descents
were equal.
EV Miles
Current:2,000 Miles (3,218 Kilometers)
 
    As of 6/6/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,200 Pounds (1,454 Kilograms)
With Li batteries, 200 lbs of lead are added for ballast. With Hawker Genesis G70EPs, weight is 3,300 lbs, and no ballast is needed
TiresFront: Toyo Praxis T1R 195-45/14
Rear: Toyo Praxis T1R 215-45/15
Conversion Time12 years
Conversion Cost$1.5-million for 10 Tangos. Prior T600 for George Clooney cost $300k, Prior red prototype about $500k.
Additional FeaturesOnly car available in the world to our knowledge that can fit in half a lane with more clearance than a truck has in a full lane. This also allows lanesplitting where legal, as it's 5" narrower than a Honda Gold Wing motorcycle and within 1/2" of the width of a police motorbike, Harley or BMW.
Solves traffic congestion and pollution simultaneously. It does this by accommodating 2 vehicles per lane, sharing with other ultra narrows or motorcycles. It can park 4 to a parallel parking space by parking perpendicular to the curb like a motorcycle. This will be a production car in the near future. Utility patents granted in US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, 8 European countries, China, India, South Korea, and Australia. Still pending in Japan.

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