Electric Starion EV - Part 5 - at the Electric Car Show
The Electric Starion is now at a drivable state and we take her for a spin at the annual electric car show in Sydney. Some say that by international standards, the AEVA show is probably not a huge event, but conversely, for a small population, there is a high proportion of interest in EVs in Australia plus R&D attracting international attention, despite little interest from the government to date (although the recent Climate Ready initiative may change this). Many types of makes and models of new and old cars converted to electric drive were on display; regular daily commute vehicles, sports cars, classic cars, electric bikes, roadsters, hotrods and even a Formula 'E' race car. The 'H' word was well and truly overshadowed by 'full EV' and many people were interested in how to get their own fully-electric cars. There was one vehicle, a Prius with a K2 battery pack for extended range; these are small lithium phosphate cells up to 3200 milliamp hour, banded together into modules to make up the required voltages and they have a high energy density and handle a high charging current, ideal for regen braking. There's a test review which explains this better, at http://zeva.com.au/tech/K2/ and from there a link to the K2 Energy site where you'll find a video comparison of the cobalt and phosphate impact penetration test. As for my Starion, with an adjustment on the Curtis trimpots, it drove well, gear changing was minimal (we tried 2nd and 3rd starts (and not game for a 1st start test yet) and essentially we're convinced that I'll only ever need to drive in second or third gear as there is so much torque in the Kostov. Reverse gear exhibits a typically higher torque (not as high as first), and as seen in many EVs reversing will have to be handled carefully but further refinement will be looked into, and all in all, the Starion drove like a regular car - a regular Starion in fact with all the handling (including drift test) expected in a sports car. There was no noticeable increase in weight and the batteries delivered the power quickly as expected. We're still a little ways off completing the project as there is calibration to do, incline tests, road compliance and a couple of areas that need respray, some minor body fixes and so on. Overall though, very exciting. Apologies again for the shaky camera, there were so many people bumping around (and a Nokia N93 is not that noticeable compared to the larger cameras the media had), and I really should write a new piece of music (hope this old one's okay). Keep watching http://electriccarsforeveryone.com for updates and Nathan's http://www.converturcar.com website for news and info on upcoming vehicles to convert.
Electric Starion EV - Electric Car Conversion - Part 7
Getting seasonal obligations out of the way, this video should be near the
last we're doing as the car approaches completion. There's a brakes and
air-con/pwr steering test, Nathan talks about water boilers used to cool
engine bays in cold climate countries that could be used for cabin heating
in an EV, I talk a bit about IGBTs and Nathan does a tacho send test using
an IGBT. Sooner or later there may be motor speed controllers custom
designed for EVs that use IGBTs. These things have freewheeling diodes, and
from my limited understanding that means they're there to stop reverse
current voltage spikes across the inductive load. When the current flow to
an inductor is suddenly interrupted, the inductor attempts to maintain the
current by reversing polarity and ramping up the voltage to maintain the
flyback. Without the diode the voltage can go high enough to damage the
IGBT. The diode allows the reverse current to flow through it and
dissipate. IGBTs could be cool things to use for 'electric Boost' -just like a turboBoost. From the video you can also see the BMS
installed - these will be sprayed with conformal coating for protection.
Most of the scenes in all the videos have been shot on a Nokia N93 which
has been very handy. Thanks to Nathan, Linda and Christina for the filming.
And sorry about the seasonal sillyness.
Electric Starion - Electric Car Conversion - Part 6
After successfully testing the drivability, it's back to the workshop to
get stuff removed to paint the battery racks and sort the best place for
the charger and finally add the tacho sender to the gearbox adaptor plate.
The fuel port assembly is done now also; I cleaned up the inner rubber
mount and gasket-sealed the hole with a rubber bung where the original fuel
inlet was, and Nathan cut out the new hole for the power through to a new
fascia plate where the 20A connector will be mounted. A shut-off switch is
added which is essential when 'filling up'; some folks use micro switches
like the ones in arcade machines in their EV fuel ports but we're using a
brake switch which will be more durable and it's long thread allows us to
fine-adjust the profile of the switch so that it triggers properly when the
fuel door is opened/closed. An annoying short had to be traced under the
dash (oops, I forgot to ground a 5W resistor), and you'll meet our little
helpers at the end of the video. Cuuuute...
Electric Car 2 Owner 1971 VW Squareback EV Beetle Bug Karmann Ghia wagon
This is a Very clean 1971 VW Squareback Wagon. If your looking for one of
these cars this is as clean as it gets it is a 2 owner from what i know of
the car. The coolest thing possibly is the fact that the car is a Electric
Vehicle / EV also if you want i will include the Generator so you can make
it a Hybrid. This is a great car and the electric part is done right these
kits cost $7500 to $9500 and then you have to install it and have a vehicle
prepped for it etc there is $15,000 to $20,000 you will not have to dump
into yours if your looking for the ultimate Hybrid. call anytime Nathan 406
Starion dyno SR20det 353hp
Another video with 375hp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfDYIiIMcao
Starion Dyno SR20det
353hp 263kw @ the wheels
BEST!! Electric Car design
our electric vehicle design that we made for our engineering degree.
Team Evmo presents the Nayota
MOE - BosS
Special thanks to WALEEDII!!
Prius EVMODE Electric Only Option
A must have Prius Accessory. Prius owners, improve hybrid mpg: activate the
factory ev mod option for electric only mode. Known as EVMode or EV Mod
allows you to switch to electric-only mode for increased fuel efficiency
and performance up to 34mph. Easy installation with no wire cutting
#1) Project ForkenSwift electric car conversion: 1st powerup
http://www.ForkenSwift.com - First power-up of the freshly installed
forklift hydraulic pump motor in our beer budget, low speed, Geo Metro
electric vehicle conversion.
Project ForkenSwift is an electric car conversion made using parts from a
Suzuki Swift, Geo Metro, Baker electric forklift and a golf cart.
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Starion production car racing Amaroo Park 1986
Starion production car (GroupE) racing from Amaroo Park in Australia 1986.
I used to prepare the silver Starion (No64) owned and driven by Des Gibbs.
Note: Amaroo Park no longer exists it is now a housing estate.
My partner Rod is a rally driver and here is a little roll, ahem, two rolls
into a gully on a recent rally event, recorded using his el-cheapo
dash-mount camera. With such damage all looks lost, but fear not...
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.
Tesla Motors - The Future of Electric Cars [Full Documentary]
An interesting documentary on Tesla Motors - The Future of Electric Cars
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Electric car conversion by ACPropulsion -- everyday driving of a real EV
The red GOLF was was converted to then-state-of-the-art spiral wound Optima
batteries by ACPropulsion.
Conversion was a team effort, with Paul Carosa doing much of the design and
construction. Alan Cocconi was the chief designer of the the Gen I drive
system and Battery Optimizer modules. Dave Sivertsen did the battery
This is probably the most sophisticated lead-acid battery management system
ever devised, with individual module-level monitoring of sealed
spiral-wound lead-acid batteries that are still available today.
Of course, the best module-level Battery Management System is not quite as
good as the cell-level monitoring of the (successor) T-zero and then eBox,
a system now used on the banked Lithium cells in the Tesla Roadster.
While the Tesla might be considered the third-generation EV1, the Red Car
could be considered the second-generation, perhaps a test article among
that pack, and thus has a place in automotive history.
On the video, the Red Car is compared with two Toyota RAV4-EV, which have
over 100 miles range using NiMH nickel batteries produced prior to the
Chevron lawsuit's shutting down production (Nov., 2002).
But, really, lead-acid is the best choice for the daily commute; the
lead-acid EV1, upgraded to PSB 1260 batteries, had a range over 100 miles,
more than enough for the daily grind even if you didn't plug-in while
The weight of the battery pack, 1300 lbs., in contrasted with the Tesla's
1000 lb. pack, and it's not much more. In fact, lead-acid is
less-expensive and the least environmentally damaging battery, since it's
The Red Car passed a stinky "clean diesel" and shows how it COULD act-out,
although only 100 Amps is used (it can put out up to 500 Amps, for a real
charge on acceleration).
After fixing a legacy solar system (inverter failure), the Red Car heads to
AQMD, which is full of gas IC cars, not clean cars, and has almost all of
the EV parking spots "IC'd" -- blocked by oil-fired Internal Combustion
The AQMD, ironically, was highly involved in the effort to kill the
Electric car, obviously hasn't stopped trying, despite the dirty air in
RebirthAuto's Electric VW Beelte - Twin Motors
1966 VW Beetle electric vehicle conversion.
Trial run of the prototype Twin Motor Adapter using Kostov9" motor and
EVnetics Soliton1 Controller.
The Battery pack is a tired 120V @ 100Ah Lead Acid AGM. We limited the
battery pack AMP draw to 700A to keep the loaded pack voltage from