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
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..
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
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.
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
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)
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
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.