Make Your Own Electric Car
Meet Mike Farlow of Ingersoll Ontario, who has always been way ahead of the
curve when it comes to electricity. Surprisingly, you'll see just how easy
it is to make and drive in a homemade electric jeep! According to Mike,
it's not complex technology and it's been around for about 100 years! Start
ELECTRIC CAR - Part 1
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
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
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?
$7,500 Electric Conversion.wmv
Convert a vehicle from gas to electric for only $7,500. It can be done,
and we can show you how to do-it-yourself. EV4U Custom Conversions 3-Day
Hands-On Conversion Workshops and vehicle transport service are discussed
in this video.
WORLDS FASTEST street legal ELECTRIC CAR
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
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
Datsun 1200 EV Specs:
- Motor - Hi Torque Electric 'Siamese 8' Series Wound DC Dual Armature 8
- 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)
This Electric E36 Makes 850 lb/ft of Torque at the Wheels! - /TUNED
EV West isn't like other electric car builders. They aren't trying to save
the planet from gasoline emissions, they are trying to build race cars
using electric technology for events that can best use that technology. The
Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, with a total driving distance of under
20 miles at very high elevation, is one of those events. We take their
Pike's Peak M3 to the Dyno to find out what 400
Kilowatts means in horsepower, then to see how
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.
Homemade car - test drive
Homemade car- First test drive after the following:
Completely new steering system
Dual front drum brakes (not hooked up yet)
Almost a complete replacement of some of the frame, engine mount, throttle
and brake pedals, axle, and wheel hubs.
Please note this is, of course, not the finished product and, in the
future, will be receiving body panels, a door, and a windshield in the
style of an early cyclecar.
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 car conversion
electric car conversion home made electric car with a fork lift motor
running at 36 volts dc
EV Capri ep6 - Kearon's electric car conversion
Join me for my first drive of an electric car! This one is a Daewoo,
converted to 120 volt with an 8" ADC motor. This one's for sale...call Les
at Thunderbolt Autos (Oakville, NSW, Australia) for more info.
How-to Convert to Electric Series Part 1
First in a series of videos detailing how to convert your vehicle from
gasoline to electric. Series features a 1974 VW Karmann Ghia and other
conversions by EV4U Custom Conversions. www.EV4Unow.com
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:
Homemade car - First drive with bodywork
First drive of my homemade car with it's sheet steel body panels attached.
They are not completely finished yet, though. The car will need rubber edge
trim on the sheet's sharp edges to protect from cuts, a windshield, and a
nice paint job to be considered complete.
196cc Harbor Freight Greyhound engine (6.5 HP)
6:1 chain drive gear ratio with centrifugal clutch
One wheel drive, 20" bicycle wheels
Dual front drum brakes