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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 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





Electric Car Conversion Methods For Under $500
http://www.electricity4cars.com Click here to learn how to convert your car to electricity for under $1000. Here you will find reviews on the top guiedes available on the web.





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





ELECTRIC CAR - Part 1
http://tinyurl.com/electric2-car It isn't really a complicated process to do an electric car conversion, but you will need to obtain certain specialized parts. You will need: an electric motor, deep cycle batteries, a controller, a battery charger, an adaptor kit, and various other small parts. But first, you are going to need a vehicle that you can do your electric car conversion with. Any vehicle can be used for this project, but some work better than others. Heading the list are small cars and trucks, as they are light and strong. Your first consideration as shown in the detailed plans is to find the lightest vehicle that will still do the job of hauling you and whatever cargo you carry around. Next, you will want a large DC motor that will produce power for your electric car. The larger the motor, the more power your electric car will have. Don't worry that it will be slow either. Many people have the wrong impression of electric cars; they accelerate as fast as any vehicle on the road and travel at least 50 mph. What about batteries? You will need to locate about 16-20 deep cycle batteries for your car as well. The plans outline sources of batteries, even free batteries that you can find with a little effort. The same source will probably have free DC motors too. It's just a matter of asking. Why do you need this many batteries? In order to achieve a range of up to 100 miles on a single charge. A controller is needed to fix the amount of current flowing from the batteries to the motor which determines how fast you go. The controller is connected to your old gas pedal linkage for smooth control of the vehicle. In order to charge your batteries between trips, you will need an on-board battery charger. That way you can just plug it into any common AC circuit and get charged up again. Doesn't this sound like fun? Isn't it time you got started on your own conversion project?





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.





Build Your Own Electric Car, Part 1
See more info at http://300mpg.org/ Build Your Own Electric Car: Cheap, part 1, as presented by Ben Nelson at the Mother Earth News Fair, Sept. 25, 2010. Nelson shows how you can build your own car on a small budget with no background in electronics or engineering.





Electric Car's Wheels are Spinning!!!!
I decided to test my Electric Motor to see if it would spin the wheels of the car once I had it all together. I made a bus bar out of copper tubing and then drilled holes in it and bolted it on. Next I attached my jumper battery to the correct terminals on the engine and put the car in 2nd gear. To my surprise.....the wheels went in the right direction!!! Yeah!!!





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.





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 ;-)





Electric Car Conversion Motor Installation
Interested in building your own electric car or how about converting your gas-guzzler into a 100-mile per gallon equivalent (referred to as MPGE) electric? Watch as John and Xander install an electric motor in a dune buggy. John also explains about adapter plates and motor couplings. For more information please visit: ElectricCarConversions.biz





008 Electric car construction 101 video 8 part 1
http://300mpg.org/projects/neon/ Tom describes the battery arrangement, mounting, and use of individual chargers. Part 1 of 2





Porsche 914 Electric Car
Porsche 914 elevtric car conversion. www.grassrootsev.com





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.





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