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/
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.
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.
A Day in the Life of an Electric Car
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) In the very near future will we all be driving
electric cars? That's a question that only 10 years ago seemed like a
dream, but today with all electric cars like the 2012 Nissan Leaf, it
doesn't seem so far fetched. Of course unlike, gasoline powered cars,
electric cars can't be filled up at your local gas station in a few
minutes. Once they run our of juice...you are well and truly stuck. This is
called range anxiety and it can be all too real. We decide to find out just
how real by spending a day in the life of the all new Nissan Leaf.
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!
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
Ford Escape Hybrid - Kelley Blue Book's Review
While many other crossover SUVs are getting sleeker, more urban exteriors,
the Ford Escape Hybrid has received a rugged redesign. The heightened
beltline and sculpted hood remind us that the Escape Hybrid may offer great
fuel economy, but first and foremost it is an SUV.
Ford's design team takes its environmentally friendly vision even further
by using 100-percent recycled seat materials, and Ford purports that,
through a carbon off-set program, it has countered any greenhouse gases
created by its production. Add to this SUV-like versatility, cargo room and
four-wheel drive, and the Ford Escape Hybrid seems a natural choice for
those who like to rough it without roughing-up the planet.
For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit kbb.com
DW TV Prisma - La Revolución Silenciosa, El auto eléctrico del futuro
El futuro del automóvil se aleja del petróleo y se orienta hacia el
vehículo eléctrico. El auto a gasolina con motor a combustión interna
está a punto de extinguirse.
Tal descubrimiento llega tarde por la acción de diversas burocracias.
En Alemania se puede comprobar qué es lo ofrecen los automóviles
eléctricos en la actualidad, que ventajas y también qué inconvenientes
suponen para el conductor. El coche eléctrico es fuerte, silencioso y más
limpio que ningún otro vehículo.
Algunos preparadores privados ya trabajan por su cuenta reemplazando
motores de serie por uno eléctrico.
Así mismo ya hace mas de 10 años algunos entusiastas guardan desde
entonces, coches eléctricos que en se vendían y que fueron posteriormente
El dilema : la industria vende lo que el cliente pide ??? o el cliente
compra aquello que la industria inunda desde sus factorías ???
El cambio está llegando... con mas atraso del debido, pero llegando
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Kaylor Motor Install.mov
Kaylor Motor Adaptor Electric Car Kit. This is installed in a 69 VW Ghia.
We are testing a modern controller to power the old Starter/Generator
motors for these Kits. These conversion kits were specifically built for
the old VW platform. They work great but work best on the old fiberglass
Review: Mahindra Reva electric car launched at India Auto Expo 2012
There were lot of electric vehicle in the Auto Expo 2012, but our's
Khurafati Nitin and Shams picked up the Mahindra Reva. This Reva looks much
better and even feels much better. Shams told us about the Reva that it is
much better than before. He told us that it goes for more than 100 kms on
one single charge, the top speed of the car also goes beyond 100km an hour
which was not the case earlier. On the whole technically this Reva is much
better car than before.
Two Wheeler Self Balancing Electric Car
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In a nondescript building on the grittier side of downtown San Francisco,
the future of personal transportation is being born — at least according
to this baby's Dr. Frankenstein, an affable 33-year-old named Daniel Kim.
Sitting in the glare of a few spotlights is the LIT Motors C1, an enclosed
two-wheeler that combines the flexibility and fuel efficiency of an
electric motorcycle with the safety, comfort and storage space of a small
But there's a true innovation at work: the C1 has two powerful on-board
gyroscopes generating 1,300 ft-lbs of torque that keep the two-wheeler
upright even when struck by a larger vehicle. "It would take an elephant to
knock this thing over," says Kim.
To prove the point, Kim has lashed the C1 to the bumper of his completely
rebuilt Land Rover (a pet project of the Portland, Ore., native the
preceded a degree at Rhode Island School of Design) and stepped on the gas.
The C1 got slightly airborne, but never fell over.
"I think (LIT has) a chance of making it for two reasons," says Kim. "One,
after traveling the world I saw that a huge percentage of motorists travel
alone, and in the developing world most of them are on two wheels. And two,
I don't have to hire anyone to design, because I do it all myself. I like
to think I'm de-risking the company that way."
In fact, Kim's high-tech titanium glasses, ring and overcoat were all
whimsical projects of this inveterate tinkerer who, like Steve Jobs,
attended but then dropped out of Reed College before going on to RISD. "I
should have graduated from Reed just so people would stop making that
comparison," Kim says with a smile.
The C1 was born out of Kim's desire to become the next big deal in
transportation, a moment that's still more than a year away. The
dozen-staffer start-up company currently has one mock-up (a sleek white
bubble sitting on massive tires) to show prospective customers and
investors, and one raw but functioning prototype. LIT wants to raise $5
million to $10 million to develop its proprietary software and create a
true beta version of the C1 that would then lead to a production run of
1,000 units in 2014. Kim says Silicon Valley venture capital firms and auto
industry players have made overtures.
And he may try a new Kickstarter campaign.
The C1 will have a 200-mile range, do zero-to-60 mph in 6 seconds with a
120-mph top speed, and initially cost around $24,000, with the price
falling to $19,000 after tax credits. LIT's chief marketing officer Ryan
James says LIT wants to scale production so the price drops to around
$12,000 after credits.
James says LIT's target customers include people who already ride
motorcycles but are concerned about safety, don't like dressing up in bulky
riding gear and crave more storage space. But an ever larger market "would
be people who might have never ridden a motorcycle but are looking for a
solution to their commuting headache," he says.
Adds Kim: "A company like (electric car manufacturer) Tesla has done
amazing things to make the alternatively powered vehicle sexy, but what
we're making might fit into more people's lives." He cites not only studies
that indicate that more than half of daily commuters drive alone, but also
notes that increasing congestion and parking issues could be mitigated by
C1 ownership. Because the machine would be classified by the U.S.
Department of Transportation as a motorcycle it qualifies for
lane-splitting, carpool lanes and motorcycle parking areas.
There's also another potential market for Kim's creation, as shown by a
local California Highway Patrol officer who recently was poking around the
C1. Kim wondered whether his machine would appeal to law enforcement, and
the response was positive. "The safety (to the C1 driver) and the fact that
you're out of the elements in that bubble seemed very appealing to him,"
Sitting inside the C1, you're immediately struck by the airy feeling inside
what could be a claustrophobic cocoon, due to the myriad transparent panels
overhead and the considerable elbow room inside. The C1 operates much like
a car, with a steering wheel that works in concert with the two gyroscopes
sitting beneath the driver. Turn in either direction and the C1 knows to
slightly lean the machine over in that direction to facilitate the turn.
"It's not like riding a motorcycle, where you the rider has to lean," says
Kim. "It's more like piloting a fighter jet, where you turn and the plane
An accelerator pedal sends electric current to the two wheel-mounted
motors, while the brake pedal scrubs off speed; there's a small space for
cargo behind the single seat. More Details:-
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.