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.
Homemade car - test drive
Homemade car- First test drive after the following:
Completely new steering system
Dual front drum brakes (not hooked up yet)
Almost a complete replacement of some of the frame, engine mount, throttle
and brake pedals, axle, and wheel hubs.
Please note this is, of course, not the finished product and, in the
future, will be receiving body panels, a door, and a windshield in the
style of an early cyclecar.
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
1967 Triumph Spitfire EV Conversion - Student Project
Mechanical Engineering Students from the University of Colorado Denver
spent the Summer of 2009 converting a broken down 1967 Triumph Spitfire
into a 100% Electric Vehicle. Our EV conversion can reach a top speed of
75 MPH and has a maximum range of 40 miles (of average city driving) all
with an overnight charge (8-10 hours) on a standard 110 Volt outlet. We
completed the entire conversion for under $10,000 including almost $2,000
of restoration work, all in about 8 weeks.
For more information on this project please visit
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.
ZAP Alias and SUV Answer Korea Electric Vehicle Challenge
The Korea Electric Vehicle Challenge took place outside Seoul with ZAP and
Samyang Optics entering two vehicles under development, the Alias electric
car and the electric A380 SUV.
This was ZAP's first public demonstration of the Alias and SUV. ZAP's two
100 percent electric vehicles drove in a 200km/124.3mi route at average
speeds of 85kph or 52.8mph as part of an EV Challenge representing the
Korean electric vehicle industry.
The three-day event includes an Eco Fair where the ZAP vehicles are
scheduled to appear in parades and in an exhibition of fuel efficient
vehicles and other consumer products.
ZAP was hosted by Samyang Optics in their ongoing partnership to distribute
electric vehicles in Korea. The Korean government has announced support and
investment in electric vehicles over the next few years. Several
government and business leaders spoke at the opening ceremony for the
event, including Korean ministers, congressmen, representatives from the
Korean Elecctric Vehicle Association, as well as Samyang CEO Christopher
Kang and ZAP CEO Steve Schneider.
The electric SUV is based on a partnership between ZAP and auto
manufacturer Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. Ltd. using the A380 5-door SUV
targeting the China fleet market. The ZAP Alias electric car is entered in
the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize taking place this year. For
more information visit http://zapalias.wordpress.com.
Thank you to ZAP CEO Steve Schneider for providing the video, ZAP EV Tech
and Driver Aubre Decker, and Brad Moore of ZAP Marketing for producing the
How Electric Vehicles Work - the technology underlying an EV
http://carnewscafe.com - Electric vehicles take many forms and have many
different technologies in them, but there are some basic components that
all EVs, whether a hydrogen fuel cell EV, a battery-electric EV, or a
hybrid-electric vehicle, will share. Here is a look at the way these core
technologies are used to make several types of vehicle.
Electric dune buggy
Built for the military, this electric vehicle goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5
seconds. Lithium polymer batteries, A.C. drive system.
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 ATV buggy road legal
Electric buggy (Gazelle), road legal
Electric quadricycle Available in the Uk for on and off road use
72 volt BLDC 10kw motor, direct belt drive. See at www.hitechsupplies.co.uk
Ford Ranger Electric Conversion by Gas to Electric, Inc.
Our conversion division, Gas To Electric, harnesses our passion for
implementing state-of-the-art electric vehicle technology and allows us to
do our part for the environment while still doing what we love to do. Over
the thirty days of September 2009 we spent our time converting a 2009 Ford
Ranger, which is featured below, into a fully-electric vehicle for the City
of Santa Monica.
GAS TO ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF A COMPLETE KIT FOR THE
CONVERSION OF FORD RANGERS TO FULL ELECTRIC FOR MUNICIPALITY FLEETS
SANTA MONICA, CA - GAS TO ELECTRIC, INC. (G2E) announces the completion of
a light duty truck conversion kit. The kit is designed for Ford Rangers to
become an all-electric alternative that is ideally suited for the needs of
local municipalities. G2E is focused on providing solutions for
municipalities to decrease their fleet dependence on fossil fuel burning
vehicles. Converting multi-use vehicles to electric will allow maintenance,
landscape , facilities, and parks & recreation departments to lower their
carbon footprint and decrease their operational expenses. G2E has converted
a light-duty Ford Ranger to an all-electric vehicle that is ideally suited
for the municipality market. As a medium range, 50-mph vehicle, it can be
used on all surface streets. The company has applied a traditional factory
production model for the conversion process, thus reducing the entry level
cost for a municipality to begin the greening of its fleet in a
cost-effective and expeditious manner.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER G2E was founded in 2009 by Santa Monica native Paul
Pearson. Pearson began his love affair with unique and unusual cars working
with George Barris, the creator of the original Batmobile. From his entries
in the Carrera Panamericana, a sports car racing event on open roads in
Mexico, to his latest entry in the Red Bull Soap Box Derby, Pearson has
created a vast library of wild and outrageous vehicles. His latest creative
vision, the LOLA, is an all-electric custom vehicle that has its roots in
the design styles of Enzo Ferrari and the practicality of Henry Ford. An
electric car enthusiast, Pearson has owned or built four all-electric
vehicles. He frequently is seen driving around Santa Monica, promoting
electric vehicle use with his two dogs, as he waves to the adoring fans of
his banana yellow roadster with red flames. A lifelong machinist, model
maker, welder, entrepreneur, and prop-maker for such famous movies as
Ghost, Eraser, Terminator, Waterworld, and Starship Troopers, along with
television shows such as Star Trek Next Generation, Babylon Five, and four
seasons of 24. Pearson has built, from the ground up, his own California
Highway Patrol approved neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV), the
Grasshopper, which he uses daily in Santa Monica. FOR MORE INFORMATION -
PAUL PEARSON 310/466-2910