This edition of Energy 101 highlights the benefits of electric vehicles, including improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower maintenance costs.
For more information on electric vehicles from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, visit the Vehicle Technologies Program website: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/
New Electric Cars Are Better
Just showing off some of the cool new electric cars and putting to rest
some of the myths out there. When people think of electric cars, typically
they think of older ugly slower models, lead-acid batterys, and BS
propaganda they've read slamming the "electric cars"(as though they all
carried the exact same attributes)
The battery technology has changed(and will change even more when nanowire
battery becomes common), the speeds have changed, the climate versatility
has changed, the prices are changing, the car companies are changing...
everything is changing for the better. I expect to see a lot more support
for EV's during and after 2010.
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Behind the scenes of building an electric car - The journey
Follow us on a journey of the successes and dissapointments that were
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.
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.
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Quimera AEGT01 at Motorland F1 race track
Maximum power: 700 ps
Top speed: 300 km/h
Quimera is very proud to announce that the AEGT001 (All Electric GT 001)
Shakedown, performed the 26th of august, at F1 Circuit of Alcañiz
(Motorland), Spain has been a complete success. During this Shakedown some
critical parts and concepts were tested with outstanding results (speed,
temperature, gearbox, batteries, BMS, mechanical solutions, cooling). The
whole team is now very confident to take the project further in the
development and to start the promotional and testing activities in order
to let the world know about this reference project.
The next steps are:
- Official presentation at Motorland, Alcañiz, Spain. the exact date is
yet to be defined but it will happen during september.
- Frankfurt Motorshow presentation
- Kick-off of the second phase with the introduction of further
- Two protoypes will be manufactured in the coming months and official
tests for interested professional teams and drivers will be conducted first
Teenager Builds Electric Car - $.02 a mile to operate!
Tyler Griffin reports on a 19 year-old who decided to build an electric car
to save money on parking and gas at his high school. Mark King is the young
inventor behind the electric car which only costs two cents a mile to
Small Budget Honda Accord Electric Conversion
http://www.useafuel.com - This video shows the DIY simple conversion of a
1990 Honda Accord from gas to electric. It's pretty simple. Remove the
gas motor, install new electric forklift motor, batteries, and motor
controller. After that, charge from any outlet and enjoy.
Inhabitat Gets Electric Fever at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Inhabitat hit the scene at the 2012 North American International Auto Show
in Detroit, Michigan to get a sneak peak at the coolest electric cars and
hybrid vehicles coming out in 2012. Watch the video for a sneak peak at the
sexy Lexus LF-LC hybrid sports car, the brand new plug-in hybrid electric
Ford Fusion Energi, Volkswagen's green take on the VW Beetle, the new
Hybrid Jetta and the Smart For-Us electric pickup truck. Jill Fehrenbacher
get's the lowdown on the coolest features and the inside info on which of
these cars will make it to a showroom floor near you. Video by Brit
homemade electric car conversion
homemade electric car conversion of an audi that convert to run with
electric engine instead of fuel engine and batteries instead of fuel tank!
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:
1963 Volkswagen Beetle Electric Car Conversion by EV West
1963 VW Beetle Electric Car Conversion by EV West. Visit:
Videoof a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle electric car conversion. The components
used in this conversion are available in kit form at http://evwest.com/
100 Mile Range
8 Hour Charge Time
85 MPH Top Speed
24.4 kWh Capacity
650 Amp Controller
70 kW AC Moto
1963 VW Beetle Electric Car Conversion by EV West.
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.