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Electric Car Conversion 101 part 003

http://300mpg.org/projects/neon/ Converting a Dodge Neon to electric. Working on the adapter plate and coupler. Part 3


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Electric Car Conversion 101 part 004
Converting a Dodge Neon to electric - so you can too! Adapter plate part 4

Electric Car Conversion 101 part 002
http://300mpg.org/projects/neon/ Learn how to build an electric car! This step is working on the motor coupler.

Electric Car Conversion 101 part 005
http://300mpg.org/projects/neon/ Dodge Neon Electric car conversion: building the adapter plate, laying out motor bolt holes

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

SUBSCRIBE! Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/ Worlds fastest street legal ELECTRIC CAR 1972 Datsun 1200 Whtie Zombie. This car is based in Oregon... there are something like 18 hydro electric power plants in that state! Hydro generation accounts for 58% of all electricity in Oregon (Over 70% in Washington) and coal accounts for less than 7%. 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 $1.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at $20.00 per 100kms. EVs use between 1/6th and 1/10th the energy of a comparable ICE powered car. Datsun 1200 EV Specs: - Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8 inch - Controller - Zilla Z2K EHV 2000 Amp - Battery - 60x 16 Ah Hawker Enersys 'Genesis' Lead-Acid 360 Volts - Final Drive ratio - 4.11 : 1 - Weight - 2,450 Pounds (1,113 Kilograms)

006 Electric Car Conversion 101
http://300mpg.org/projects/neon/ Video 6 of converting a Dodge Neon into an electric car. In this video, Tom points out how to remove the original gasoline engine.

Electric Car transmission replacement - EV Dodge Neon - Part 2 of 2
http://300mpg.org/ Tom and the guys have the old tranny out of the Neon, and dissect it to see where the problem was. (Guess it was a bad "paper syncro"!)

Part 7 - Adapter Plate and Motor Coupler - 1969 Austin Healey Sprite EV Conversion
Just got back from the machinist - http://laveen.com. Eric Laveen helped design and build the adapter plate and motor coupler. They connect the electric motor to the stock transmission in the car. Visit http://evsprite.com for full project details.

DIY Electric Car: 05 Transmission Basics
http://300mpg.org/electric-car-instructional-dvds/ 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.

008 part 2 Electric Car Construction 101 - Video 8 part 2
http://300mpg.org/projects/neon/ Tom continues the discussion of mounting and charging batteries for his high-voltage AC electric Dodge Neon

009 - EV Conversion 101 video 9 - First Test Drive
Tom's first official test drive of his all-electric Dodge Neon.

Electric Starion - Electric Car Conversion - Part 2
It's been a long wait, but the Thundersky lithium 144v 160Ah batteries finally arrived! Now we have to set about determining the best configuration for the batteries in the engine bay and rear tank using info from convertyourgasguzzler.com. A bit annoying the BMS modules haven't arrived yet as a confirmation measurement of the height of these would help in determining the battery rack height dimension. We could arrange the engine bay battery racks as a typical square-finish configuration, or perhaps angled around the motor for a cool effect, and then as Nathan suggests place plastic clear Perspex sheets over the top for a neat finish, and tinted perspex surrounding the Curtis terminals too perhaps - we want a neat engine bay! Nathan mentioned someone who had Thunderskies mounted on their edges (sides) but the efficiency was greatly deteriorated and batteries leaked! I don't know if those were the LiCoO2 (we're using LiFePO4), either way we'll install close to vertical anyway and a crude animation is included to show possible mounting. Another 'fun' part in this video was removing the dash so we could access the ventilation system box and put in the heater core (I know, could have gone with a water micro boiler unit but budget is getting tight; maybe later); biggish job but not too hard for two people working on it (Stephanie did it once, alone, and it was a pig of a job she said). I'll help Nathan get it back together later as he moves on to the charging setup and we'll the need the BMS master unit as well (which also hasn't arrived yet). The Curtis will have a water cooling block underneath where all the FETs are positioned inside (and block secured tight with thermal compound between surfaces) and maybe a fan box on top, if there is room, but the water cooler alone should help keep the thing under 75 degrees C (a Zilla would be better; can't get our hands on one for now and they're expensive). The very crude animation of possible engine bay layout will probably change as we decide the best location for stuff (pwr steer/air con drive components and compressor, pump motor, hoses etc) and final battery count front and back. The reservoir for water block coolant may stay in its original place if the hose length is not too long to be impractical. Slowly but surely we are getting somewhere now. Sorry about the shaky camera, some of us have been sick with flu. Sorry about the boobies too, but hot fiddling with cars ;-)

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 http://300mpg.org/electric-car-instructional-dvds/ To see other videos from this project, please click the playlist at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmHss3DBZUilnbDh6BZStCrQbVcsNsgFM

DIY Electric Car: 02 Which Car?
In this video, we discuss how to choose a good car to convert to electric. From the instructional DVD, BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR, available from http://300mpg.org/electric-car-instructional-dvds/ For the playlist of videos about this project, please click: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmHss3DBZUilnbDh6BZStCrQbVcsNsgFM

EV West Electric Motor Accessory Plate Installation Video - Power Steering, Vacuum, AC Compressor
Matt Hauber covers the details of our Accessory Plate for the NetGain series motors for electric vehicles. This kit comes complete with everything you need for your electric motor driven systems, and includes a KRC Power Steering Pump and a belt driven vacuum pump. Also includes a bracket for your OEM AC compressor and a belt tensioner and crank pulley. Matt covers the easy installation of this kit.

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