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Photos of progress

Posted: 04-11-2015 - 11:37 AM by A.godfrey

A selection of shots of the progress so far ...
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Electric Vehicle - Buyers Guide

Posted: 07-06-2014 - 08:29 AM by

[IMG][/IMG] The Electric Vehicle market is full of new terminology and concepts. The charge2drive buyers guide tries to help newcomers to the market understand all the different options. [LIST] [*][URL=""]Why go electric?[/URL] [*][URL=""]Different types of Electric Vehicles[/URL] [*][URL=""]Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles[/URL] [/LIST] - - - - - - - - [URL=""][IMG][/IMG][/URL]
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Yard test

Posted: 01-29-2014 - 06:32 AM by sabahtom

After doing a bad job on the 35-pin ampseal connector to the motor controller, I couldn't get it to start. So undid everything and recrimped it. Three hours of my time gone, hopefully painful enough to remind me to do it right the first time. No power steering or vacuum assist on the brakes yet so my yard test was straight back and forward again - but it moves! Next: 1. covering up and fixing cables. 2. making a proper lid for the battery box 3. vacuum pump and power steering
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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Electric Cars

Posted: 12-10-2013 - 10:45 PM by Dan Brown

[FONT=Calibri, sans-serif]Lo and Behold! The future is here. Yes, we're talking about the electric car. This modern marvel has actually been around for quite some time. However, it is only recently that cost effective electric cars have started getting manufactured. Unlike our fuel powered cars, these cars work on electric motors which basically rely on electrically charged batteries to function. Although they look a lot like their [URL=""]gas guzzling[/URL] counterparts on the exterior, the interior and mechanism have a different tale to tell.[/FONT] [CENTER][IMG][/IMG] [/CENTER] [FONT=Calibri, sans-serif]Manufactured with the intention of making environmentally friendly cars, they make for a good alternative to the cars with combustion engines. However, electric cars come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. If you're thinking of getting yourself one of these babies, you need to read on to know more about what you're signing up for.[/FONT]
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Wiring behind dash complete

Posted: 12-09-2013 - 06:30 AM by sabahtom

Since everything seems to work, I've pulled the cables through the dash and fixed the PB6 pot box to the chassis, with a backup spring. A failed return spring seems to be the only major fault that AC systems can have that would launch me through a red light. Still looking on ebay for an appropriate Vicor megapac. Lots to choose from but only a few with 12-12.5v modules. I'd like to get one that will accomodate DC aircon, power steering and vacuum pump for $200. Could take a while. [URL=""]evworks[/URL] has this DC aircon unit for $1700. Hope to road test it this week. Since I don't have the DC-DC I haven't connected the vacuum pump yet so it will be a slow drive.
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