Low-Cost Electric Conversion
For under a thousand dollars, a mechanic in Illinois has converted his pickup truck into a battery-powered vehicle.
Installing the adaptor plate, flywheel, clutch and transmission for the HHR project
Chevy S10 Electric motor running on 12V
Advanced DC 9" motor in Chevy S10, running test on one 12V battery. Insurance company says they'll insure the truck as any other car would be! The final price of the trucks conversion required a line of credit on the house mortgage, went with $9000 worth of lithium batteries. Way better than the lead acid ones at a third of the weight, and last alot longer, four years so far (as of Apr 2013)
Dual Motor Electric Vehicle Drivetrain With Powerglide 2 Speed Transmission Walkthrough by EV West
Here's a brief 10 minute video that gives a nice overview of the EV West 2 speed Powerglide transmission that runs without a torque converter direct drive to 2 coupled Warp 11 motors. Depending on the voltage and current, these twin motors can put out well over 1000 lb/ft of torque, and 600+ horsepower. We used this motor and transmission combination to power our BMW M3 to the summit of Pikes Peak in 2012 setting an all time record for street legal electric cars. The strength and reliability of this system is key. For more information regarding this bolt in drive train, please visit http://evwest.com for the latest updates.