DIY Electric Car: 04A DC Motor Basics, Part 1
Showing how to build your own electric car. In this segment, we take a look
at the basics of how DC motors work. This video is an excerpt from the
instructional DVD "BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR", available from
To see other videos from this project, please click the playlist at:
DIY Electric Car: 05 Transmission Basics
Building an electric car, we take a look at the transmission and how we are
going to use it for the EV Geo Metro. This video is an excerpt from the
BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR instructional DVD.
On this project, there's NO CLUTCH! Yep, no clutch. Most of what a clutch
does is disconnect the engine from the road, so you don't kill the engine
when you come to a stop. An electric motor has no problem simply not
rotating when you are stopped.
Remember, you typically DO need a transmission in a DIY electric car, if
for no other reason, simply to have a good place to mount the electric
motor! On a front-wheel-drive car, the differential is also built into the
transmission, so it's easiest to simply reuse the transmission to divide
the electric motor power to BOTH of the front drive wheels.
Electro-Metro Extended first test drive, part 1
Learn what makes a home-brew electric car run on the extended version of
its first test drive - part 1 of 2
For information on wiring diagrams or how motor controllers work, see
either Curtis or Alltrax instruction manuals.
DIY Electric Car: 04B DC Motor Basics, Part 2
Showing how to build an electric car, we continue looking at how a DC motor
This is an excerpt from BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR, an instructional DVD
available from 300MPG.org:
Please visit my blog to learn about other projects, including the electric
motorcycle and DIY Hybrid Pickup Truck.
Kaylor Motor Install.mov
Kaylor Motor Adaptor Electric Car Kit. This is installed in a 69 VW Ghia.
We are testing a modern controller to power the old Starter/Generator
motors for these Kits. These conversion kits were specifically built for
the old VW platform. They work great but work best on the old fiberglass
011 Electric Car Conversion: Freeway Test Drive
Tom and Ben go for a ride ON THE INTERSTATE in the Electric Dodge Neon
See http://300mpg.org/ for info on this and other electric car projects.
If you are interested in building your own entry level electric car, check
Electric Car Conversion 101 part 001
Converting a Dodge Neon to electric so you can too!
http://300mpg.org/projects/neon/ I you want a full step-by-step on how to
build an electric car, check out my instructional DVD at http://300MPG.org
006 Electric Car Conversion 101
Video 6 of converting a Dodge Neon into an electric car. In this video, Tom
points out how to remove the original gasoline engine.
150,000 uF Capacitor Bank for Electric Car
Here is a 150,000 uF Capacitor Bank that I am building for my EV. This
should help take out the high amp spikes from the batteries and increase
the performance a little bit and should make the batteries last a little
longer. Will have a follow up video of the install and testing.
Inside VIA Motors Self-Charging Extended-Range Electric Truck Powertrain
VIA Motors specializes in extended-range electric trucks, electric vans and
electric SUV's with no range limitations. Follow VIA at
http://www.facebook.com/viamotors and http://www.twitter.com/VTRUX
For more info, please visit http://www.viamotors.com
Inside the Extended Range Electric Truck (E-REV) Powertrain