DIY Electric Car: 04B DC Motor Basics, Part 2
Showing how to build an electric car, we continue looking at how a DC motor
This is an excerpt from BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR, an instructional DVD
available from 300MPG.org:
Please visit my blog to learn about other projects, including the electric
motorcycle and DIY Hybrid Pickup Truck.
Build Your Own Electric Car, Part 1
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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.
forklift motor for electric car
Forklift motor for electric car spins the right direction for the first
Learn how to build your own at:
Electric Car Power Brakes Experiment
Experiment in creating vacuum for power brakes in home-built electric car
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Please note that this was only and EXPERIMENT done several years ago, to
learn about vacuum brakes. The final project used a dedicated, 12V electric
vacuum pump, combined with a dedicated aluminum vacuum chamber, reed valve,
and vacuum gauge.
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:
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.
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: 05 Transmission Basics
Building an electric car, we take a look at the transmission and how we are
going to use it for the EV Geo Metro. This video is an excerpt from the
BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR instructional DVD.
On this project, there's NO CLUTCH! Yep, no clutch. Most of what a clutch
does is disconnect the engine from the road, so you don't kill the engine
when you come to a stop. An electric motor has no problem simply not
rotating when you are stopped.
Remember, you typically DO need a transmission in a DIY electric car, if
for no other reason, simply to have a good place to mount the electric
motor! On a front-wheel-drive car, the differential is also built into the
transmission, so it's easiest to simply reuse the transmission to divide
the electric motor power to BOTH of the front drive wheels.
Electro-Metro Extended first test drive, part 1
Learn what makes a home-brew electric car run on the extended version of
its first test drive - part 1 of 2
For information on wiring diagrams or how motor controllers work, see
either Curtis or Alltrax instruction manuals.