Electric Cabriolet First Drive
A first drive around the neighborhood in my nearly completed electric car.
This is a 96V ElectroAuto VoltsRabbit kit with 16 6V batteries. Everyone
agreed it was awesome.. Insert "EV Grin" here..
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.
Mad Max style electric car
Toby Roberts' hand-built electric car reminds me of something out of Mad
Max! Filmed at Whiterock near Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, on
Friday, February 20, 2009.
forklift motor for electric car
Forklift motor for electric car spins the right direction for the first
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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.
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.
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
Electric Starion - Electric Car Conversion - Part 2
It's been a long wait, but the Thundersky lithium 144v 160Ah batteries
finally arrived! Now we have to set about determining the best
configuration for the batteries in the engine bay and rear tank using info
from convertyourgasguzzler.com. A bit annoying the BMS modules haven't
arrived yet as a confirmation measurement of the height of these would help
in determining the battery rack height dimension. We could arrange the
engine bay battery racks as a typical square-finish configuration, or
perhaps angled around the motor for a cool effect, and then as Nathan
suggests place plastic clear Perspex sheets over the top for a neat finish,
and tinted perspex surrounding the Curtis terminals too perhaps - we want a
neat engine bay! Nathan mentioned someone who had Thunderskies mounted on
their edges (sides) but the efficiency was greatly deteriorated and
batteries leaked! I don't know if those were the LiCoO2 (we're using
LiFePO4), either way we'll install close to vertical anyway and a crude
animation is included to show possible mounting. Another 'fun' part in this
video was removing the dash so we could access the ventilation system box
and put in the heater core (I know, could have gone with a water micro
boiler unit but budget is getting tight; maybe later); biggish job but not
too hard for two people working on it (Stephanie did it once, alone, and it
was a pig of a job she said). I'll help Nathan get it back together later
as he moves on to the charging setup and we'll the need the BMS master unit
as well (which also hasn't arrived yet). The Curtis will have a water
cooling block underneath where all the FETs are positioned inside (and
block secured tight with thermal compound between surfaces) and maybe a fan
box on top, if there is room, but the water cooler alone should help keep
the thing under 75 degrees C (a Zilla would be better; can't get our hands
on one for now and they're expensive). The very crude animation of possible
engine bay layout will probably change as we decide the best location for
stuff (pwr steer/air con drive components and compressor, pump motor, hoses
etc) and final battery count front and back. The reservoir for water block
coolant may stay in its original place if the hose length is not too long
to be impractical. Slowly but surely we are getting somewhere now. Sorry
about the shaky camera, some of us have been sick with flu. Sorry about the
boobies too, but hot fiddling with cars ;-)
New generation light weight batteries for electric vehicles
The new efficient battery packs from Lithium House for electric vehicles.
10 times lighter.
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