Jon McDougal's Electric Beetle
Jon retrofitted this 1974 beetle into an all electric vehicle, and then refurbished it so it looks really sharp. The parts for the conversion were about $10,000 and once all the parts are available, the conversion could be done in about three days. This vehicle qualified for the $6,000 tax credit.
Electric VW Bus Part 1
Stupid WMG...who likes them? yeah, nobody. I'm workin on gettin a new song.
So, here's my 1974 Volkswagen Bus. I spent my whole life savings, a whopping $600, on this beast. It was my 13th birthday present to myself. When I got it, the motor was sitting between the front seats and was in pretty bad shape. That's when I decided, mostly because of the shot motor, and because I was a stupid teenager, to convert it into an electric vehicle. The project went slowly until high school, and I made the mistake of not taking very many pictures in the beginning, but here it is. It's turning out very well, despite being done on a high schoolers budget. More on the actual conversion will come in the future. YAY!!!
Kaylor Kit Electric Motor Demo
This is a video of our demo flick for our Kaylor Electric Conversion Kit for the older VW platform. This is an older style Starter/Generator Military Shunt DC motor with a custom made adaptor plate and flywheel from Kaylor Energy Systems. These are no longer being made but can still be found. We are testing a modern PWM electronic controller specifically designed to run these special motor. They are able to do regen too. This motor can push a stock steel bodied VW Ghia to 62 mph with 12 6 volt batteries. It is a 72 volt system. It works perfect. Perfect for a nice fun all electric buggy. Or Bug or Ghia.
VW Beetle Electric Car Does 0 To 60mph In 1.6 Seconds.
This electric dragster, called the Black Current, would leave even the £1million Bugatti Veyron behind -- the Veyron takes 2.5seconds to hit 60
CHECK OUT SOME VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THIS AWESOME CAR @ http://youtu.be/s9ECBn46lVM
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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.
Behind the scenes of building an electric car - The journey
Follow us on a journey of the successes and dissapointments that were tse_10.
Team Swinburne Electric 2010, AKA tse_10, was the first year a group of Swinburne engineering students endevoured to develop and build an Electric Vehicle for the Formula SAE competition. The team hit trouble when they blew up their motor controller, just over a week before the competition. The team then borrowed another motor controller which also ended up blowing. The team then borrowed ANOTHER motor controller, to which they had some success, until the night before the competition, when it also blew up. In total the team blew up 3x $4,000 controllers, 6 times (after repairs). It is thought that the motor is faulty and is causing the issues.
Final Year Members:
Non Final Year Members:
Jacob Vu Tran
ATA and MEVIG
Warning: Although edited, this is behind the scenes footage and may contain some course language and/or offensive behaviour.
Electric Vehicle VW Conversion
This one-of-a-kind EV has been extensively field tested in the Cobb Mountain area and has performed remarkably well. It has consistently demonstrated over thirty-mile range up and down Cobb. It also appears to be able to get over 40 miles per charge driving on flat (and/or downhill) terrain. The less amperage drawn from the batteries (conserving charge), the more distance one may travel.