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:
#1) Project ForkenSwift electric car conversion: 1st powerup
http://www.ForkenSwift.com - First power-up of the freshly installed
forklift hydraulic pump motor in our beer budget, low speed, Geo Metro
electric vehicle conversion.
Project ForkenSwift is an electric car conversion made using parts from a
Suzuki Swift, Geo Metro, Baker electric forklift and a golf cart.
My Civic EV Electric Car Project Part 3 Our AC-50 Electric Motor Kit
2001 Honda Civic Electric Car Project. Our AC-50 Electric Motor Kit. Just
alittle video to show the components I have selected to drive our electric
car down the road. This is a well thought out kit that I have seen in use
and have seen relentlessly tested! This exact same kit and others are
available at http://www.evtv.me/
Our motor @ 108v at 650a up to 3800 RPM will deliver 121ftlbs of torque and
76hp. Its designed and works best in cars under 3000lbs.
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Fiero electric motor transaxle first test
This is a major milestone in my 1986 Pontiac Fiero electric car conversion
project. After numerous delays getting the correct adapting hardware for
the new motor to the old transaxle, we finally mounted the clutch and motor
assembly onto the transaxle and frame of the car. With everything in place,
I applied a regular 12 car battery to the motor and amazingly, it ran
without a hitch! See my website (www.roboticmayhem.com) for more
information on this project.
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.
Small Budget Honda Accord Electric Conversion
http://www.useafuel.com - This video shows the DIY simple conversion of a
1990 Honda Accord from gas to electric. It's pretty simple. Remove the
gas motor, install new electric forklift motor, batteries, and motor
controller. After that, charge from any outlet and enjoy.
80+ mph Electric Truck Conversion Part 1
http://www.useafuel.com - Converting a gas powered 93 Mazda pickup to a
100% electric vehicle. This is a freeway capable conversion kit with
speeds of 80+ mph. Part 1 shows all of the steps taken to remove old and
install new components.
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.
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
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.
Electric Car with In-Wheel Motor Volvo ReCharge concept
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com
Volvo Electric Car with In-Wheel Motors. Only about 15% of the energy from
the fuel you put in your tank gets used to move your car down the road or
run useful accessories, such as air conditioning. The rest of the energy is
lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the
potential to improve fuel efficiency with advanced technologies is
enormous. With an Electric Car it costs just $2.00 per 100kms with MUCH
more performance than with petrol at $20.00 per 100kms.
In-Wheel Motor Volvo hybrid EV Frankfurt Auto Show Electric Car Vehicle