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)
Electric Starion EV - Electric Car Conversion - Part 4
Most of the hard part of cabling through the sub-frame has now been done.
The car's been pretty well stripped to the bone but all this work should be
worth it. While a lot of EV builders get their cabling to run under the
car, protecting it in the sub-frame is my preferred option and this has
been checked by the road-legal engineer and so far so good. Metal saddles
are used to clamp the conduit flex where exposed, so nothing is loose. The
main issue has been space in the engine bay, making sure the batteries sit
comfortably under the hood and trying to fit the ancillary stuff. With the
laser-cut mounting plate for the AC air-con and pwr steer driver motor etc,
orientation had to be decided upon, and the battery placement largely
dictated this, so its placement may appear odd at first, but will be very
secure when completed. Battery balancing was also performed prior to
installation and now we're on the road to re-assembling everything, dash,
final wiring etc. I bought some Electrolube DCA200H conformal silicon spray
for the BMS PCBs but we'll install and test everything first. Some BMS
modules such as the TS-90 have all components protected in a resin block
and maybe BEV who build the modules in Australia will integrate moisture
protection in a future version. Nathan has done an excellent job welding up
the supports for the ancillary drive components and the pulley part I
supplied (which I happened upon by chance in my big box of junk in the
shed) should do the job well for control. Also, the trunk/hatch area is
painted and ready for battery installation. The next video will show the
batteries installed with their BMS and the car will be (fingers crossed)
basically drivable (with cooling system installed later if time runs out
(but we've both got jobs to bring in da regular bux so time has been
tight)). Despite some other issues with the car, it should be mostly ready
for our annual EV show in Sydney (while down the road the bigger money
Motor Show shows off the rip-off complicated hybrids and guzzlers - and we
wonder if anything will really change and if governments will really listen
(it starts by replacing greed with need but convincing them is a difficult
thing)). Check out www.electriccarsforeveryone.com for updates, and I'd
like to thank you all for your great support and comments (even the naughty
ones are appreciated ;-P ). Oh, sorry re miscount on episode version
(working on cars and video's and doing jobs means we're both need a hell of
a lot of sleep!)
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
Gomi Style - Electric Motorcycle Conversion
A Honda Rebel motorcycle is converted to a zero emissions electric chopper.
Made the Gomi way, with mostly found and scavenged materials, we make a
street legal commuter bike perfect for San Francisco.
Kaylor Kit Electric Motor Demo
This is a video of our demo flick for our Kaylor Electric Conversion Kit
for the older VW platform. This is an older style Starter/Generator
Military Shunt DC motor with a custom made adaptor plate and flywheel from
Kaylor Energy Systems. These are no longer being made but can still be
found. We are testing a modern PWM electronic controller specifically
designed to run these special motor. They are able to do regen too. This
motor can push a stock steel bodied VW Ghia to 62 mph with 12 6 volt
batteries. It is a 72 volt system. It works perfect. Perfect for a nice fun
all electric buggy. Or Bug or Ghia.
Cheap 144v 500amp motor controller, version 2
This is a dramatically improved prototype of a 144v 500amp DC motor
controller for an electric car. It is open source, and will soon be
available in the form of a kit. It is in the beta testing phase right now.
This initial test was done at 72v.
Electric 1996 Mazda Miata
1996 Miata converted into an electric car. Owner provides a brief overview
of the project.
10 (12V) batteries
Total of 120V
105 Horse Power
Approximately $7,000.00 in supplies, most bought at Skycraft located in
Winter Park, Florida.
Ten weekends to complete the conversion.
Electric Miata specifications
Updated: July 31, 2008
You Tube video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkzAWzx_lDY
Photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/78779152@N00/
Specifications Album -- http://evalbum.com/1389
Starting Kit - http://www.electroauto.com/
Best source for electronics - http://www.skycraftsurplus.com/
Vehicle 1996 Mazda Miata
Motor Warfield Impulse 9 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain 5 speed manual
Controller Curtis 1221
Batteries 10 Universal Batteries 12550, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage 120 Volts
Charger Zivan NG3
Top Speed 70 MPH (112 KPH)
Range 26 Miles (41 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity 2 adults
Conversion Time 10 weeks
Conversion Cost $ 7,500
Expert Advice - http://www.evdl.org/archive/index.html
Free Energy - How to power your Electric Car: Fuelless Generator - On board charger
How to power your electric car.
Here's the solution to the worldwide energy problem. All future Electric
Vehicles will be equipped with this device and be able to sell electricity
to the "charging stations". There are no moving parts in this self-starting
device. To the engineers en designers: where have you been all the time?
Leaders / politicians: how limited is your horizon? Even If you don't
understand how, you can see it works.
An ALTERNATIVE solution to the energy problem in general and already being
in commercialisation, is the EBM Power Plant; working without permanent
magnets, so you can't say it will run out of magnetic flux.
Below: a text from Professor L.I. Szabó.
"The self-reliant EBM plant uses its own self-generated electromagnetic
fuel. This technology is non-nuclear, 100 % environment friendly with zero
"We are routinely producing with our EBM Power Plants several kilowatts
well over unity without any pollution and emissions whatsoever!"
"One of these 10-megawatt units will heat 280 houses and air-condition
them, plus you have cheap power, guaranteed at six cents."
"All that EBM needs to start it is a small motor or engine that produces
torque (2.5% - 5% of rated output, depending on how quickly you want to
start it up). If you're out where there's no power at all, you go to a
local farmer and get a John Deere, hook on to it and start it up.
Initially, it rotates the EBM drive unit, and it achieves operating speed.
Its unique geometry allows extra shaft power to be produced as the rotor is
rotated through the magnetic field. The shaft power is converted to
electricity via a synchronous generator attached to the shaft of the EBM
unit. A small quantity of the electricity is then fed back into the EBM
unit to continue the rotation. The excess power produced can then be used
or sold for profit. In other words, when we sell a 10-megawatt unit, it is
actually producing 15-megawatts -- it will be the 15-megawatt generator. It
will take between one and ten percent of the rated capacity (depending on
size) back to drive the EBM motor, giving you 10 megawatts to feed into the
grid 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The idea is to keep the flux
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
93 Eclipse Electric Car Conversion #1
The first video of the 1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse Electric Car Conversion
project. http://www.yorktownev.com for info on how to convert your car.
Don't pay big money for gas.