Running On Lithium: White Zombie vs. Mazda Turbo
This is the beginning of the docu "Running On Lithium" and it features John
Wayland's Electric White Zombie vs. Mazda turbo Rotary Power.
Clip from the documentary: Running On Lithium.
Are backyard engineers pioneering the future of the electric car? As
street-legal electric cars race against muscle cars, this documentary
provides a thrilling insight into the future of renewable energy:
Journeyman Pictures. Thanks for looking!
This Electric E36 Makes 850 lb/ft of Torque at the Wheels! - /TUNED
EV West isn't like other electric car builders. They aren't trying to save
the planet from gasoline emissions, they are trying to build race cars
using electric technology for events that can best use that technology. The
Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, with a total driving distance of under
20 miles at very high elevation, is one of those events. We take their
Pike's Peak M3 to the Dyno to find out what 400
Kilowatts means in horsepower, then to see how
NEDRA Nationals, 9/10/10, 10:09pm
Tim Brehm drives John Wayland's 1972 Datsun "White Zombie" for a 10.542 run
at the NEDRA Nationals, PIR, Portland, OR, Sept 10,? 2010
Eco Steve Home Made 1984 Pontiac Fiero Electric Vehicle Conversion
1984 Pontiac Fiero Electric Vehicle Conversion / From start to finish with
a ride along. In this video you will see how easy it is to convert a gas
car to electric in your driveway with no garage and really no special
tools. I did have a coupler made from a machinist because this part has to
be pretty balanced as it can spin on the motor about 5000 rpm's. The
coupler cost about $600 but compared to me hacking in the backyard +/-
worth the money. The car cost $300, coupler $600,and the used forklift
parts and batteries free (salvaged). Not bad for around $1000!
Plug Bug First Drive (Electric VW Bug)
1969 Electric Volkswagen Beetle, converted to a pure Electric Vehicle (EV)
in 2010/2011. The first drive was Saturday, Jan 15, 2011. The project by
Electric Car Drag Racing in Hagerstown, MD
The Power of DC is held every summer by the Electric Vehicle Association of
Washington, DC and sanctioned by the National Electric Drag Racing
ELECTRIC CAR - Part 2
It isn't really a complicated process to do an electric car conversion, but
you will need to obtain certain specialized parts.
You will need: an electric motor, deep cycle batteries, a controller, a
battery charger, an adaptor kit, and various other small parts.
But first, you are going to need a vehicle that you can do your electric
car conversion with. Any vehicle can be used for this project, but some
work better than others.
Heading the list are small cars and trucks, as they are light and strong.
Your first consideration as shown in the detailed plans is to find the
lightest vehicle that will still do the job of hauling you and whatever
cargo you carry around.
Next, you will want a large DC motor that will produce power for your
electric car. The larger the motor, the more power your electric car will
Don't worry that it will be slow either. Many people have the wrong
impression of electric cars; they accelerate as fast as any vehicle on the
road and travel at least 50 mph.
What about batteries?
You will need to locate about 16-20 deep cycle batteries for your car as
well. The plans outline sources of batteries, even free batteries that you
can find with a little effort. The same source will probably have free DC
It's just a matter of asking.
Why do you need this many batteries? In order to achieve a range of up to
100 miles on a single charge.
A controller is needed to fix the amount of current flowing from the
batteries to the motor which determines how fast you go. The controller is
connected to your old gas pedal linkage for smooth control of the vehicle.
In order to charge your batteries between trips, you will need an on-board
battery charger. That way you can just plug it into any common AC circuit
and get charged up again.
Doesn't this sound like fun?
Isn't it time you got started on your own conversion project?