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.
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 beach buggies.
Return of the Electric Car
Peak Moment 52: Otmar Ebenhoech has worked with electric vehicles for decades, watching as popular commercial EVs were developed, then recalled when their legal mandate was overturned. He sees improved battery technologies as the catalyst to enable widespread acceptance of EV's. Peek under the hood and watch a test drive of his hot electric Porsche race car conversion (0-60 in less than 5 seconds!).[www.cafeelectric.com]
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 video.
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.
Electric Starion EV - Electric Car Conversion - Part 3
Welcome to the third installment. It's taken a bit of preparation time, which is essential rather than diving in to find something we've done is not quite right - both Nathan and I have been guilty in the past of making stuff only to discover a better way of doing it. But parts availability has been the biggest issue; delivery time has been long delayed for many reasons too complicated to discuss here. In this video we re-assess engine bay mounting; most of the battery racks are welded up now and the battery management has arrived (except the master unit, d'oh!). We discuss battery management, the most efficient use of space in the engine bay, as well as the AC motor we received that will drive the air-con/power steering. (btw, the AC motor and BMS come from www.bev.com.au where they are custom-made). Also an older previously unused segment stripped in about removing weight, as this is crucial in gaining mileage. Oh, and a mention of power cabling which we will try to get through some of the sub-frame rather than running under the vehicle or lumping under the carpet (as the power cable sits inside a plastic flex conduit roughly an inch diameter), so long as it's legal which we'll check with someone who knows (guessing it's something like 600mm distance between u-clamp affixing). The Zivan will sit in trunk/hatch area to the left near the charging 'fuel' port; not sure about tire placement yet, but it looks like we'll keep our back seat which is good thing (and did you know that there is an under-seat sub-frame area roughly two inches high? Hmmm... possibilities....). As for the battery tank at rear, we're looking at ducting hot air from it using PC fans and 'Exhaust' steel piping. It'd be nice to get them through the side vent follies on the pillars, but this would mean a lot of work (they'd probably be part-exposed in the interior, angled down rather like roll-cage bars). Overall I would have loved to have progressed a bit more than we have but there have been circumstances beyond our control and parts supplies have been an issue all the way along - which in a sense is a good thing so we don't rush too-obvious solutions that would otherwise cost in time/energy to undo (in a circumlocutory sort-of way ;-) ). I'd like to thank Christina for her camera work during the making of these videos, shot on a two-year old Nokia N93 still going strong, as well as Linda for filming the air-con motor, without them I'd be stuffed for making videos about this car.
Electric Car Conversion
VW Jetta Electric Car conversion, at Santa Monica Airport electric car show see more Electric Vehicle information www.evnews1.com
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
How-to Convert to Electric Series Part 1
First in a series of videos detailing how to convert your vehicle from gasoline to electric. Series features a 1974 VW Karmann Ghia and other conversions by EV4U Custom Conversions.