Behind the scenes of building an electric car - The journey
Follow us on a journey of the successes and dissapointments that were tse_10.
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.
6 alternator suburban (built for high powered amplifiers)
For bracket setups or questions go to Blueghost.org
Electric Car (Tech Info) Conversion - Kurt van Wijck
Review of components the process and the team involved in the conversion of
Holden Barina to 'clean' electrical energy.
More details at http://www.electric-lemon.com
First test of EV motor mounted to transmission. Powered from a 12V battery
using a contactor to turn it on and off. The tranny has 80.000 miles on it
so it's kind of noisy but the metal cart it's on makes it sound a lot worse
than it is.
400 HP Porsche; full electric conversion: WMNF News
WMNF News: Sebastien Bourgeois tours the Porsche he converted to full
electric. It's now faster than it
was stock. Full story at http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories/10359