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DIY Electric Car Wiki - A Tremendous Conversion Resource

Posted 06-04-2011 at 11:50 AM by rbgrn

Some of the members here will find this obvious but I've spoken with several people recently who had no idea that we have such a fantastic resource built up. For those of you who don't know, we have an electric car conversion wiki which has tons of info for beginners and pros. It's the same one as the link on the top right of the page, but I admit, our site design is a little weak so I'm not terribly surprised that it gets overlooked. Hey, it's all about the content, right? Anyway, check out...
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Chevy Launches New Site for Volt

Posted 07-16-2009 at 09:39 AM by rbgrn
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Chevrolet recently launched an information and social networking site for their upcoming Electric Vehicle, the Volt. The site is full of photos of the vehicle and videos on the manufacturing process and technical aspects of the vehicle. It seems to be just getting started but looks to be the best way (besides DIY Electric Car, of course), to get current information on the Volt.

The site is
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EVs welcome at ReFuel on Laguna Seca Raceway

Posted 06-16-2009 at 11:41 AM by rbgrn
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From the website at,

"""For owners of all manner of clean power and high-efficiency vehicles, this is a chance to drive on world famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Electric, solar, hydrogen fuel cell, compressed air and other non-internal combustion engine cars and motorcycles will get the chance to drive the track for free*. This will include parade laps, practice lap sessions and Time Trial competition. Owners of...
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Bluewater Bay's Electric Ford Ranger

Posted 04-09-2009 at 12:01 AM by rbgrn

Our member, tj4fa, was written up in the Beacon for his 1991 Ford Ranger conversion. The article is very good but appears to be print-only so this article will attach scans of it.

Excerpt from the article:
"Bluewater Bay resident Terry Forfa has built himself a lean, green electric machine. Last year, he transformed a 1991 Ford Ranger pickup truck into an all-electric plug-in vehicle that gets between 70 and 80 miles per "gallon" of energy and has a range of...
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Featured EV Video: Living with an EV part 4

Posted 02-03-2009 at 01:48 PM by rbgrn
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Gav's EV Conversion - Living with an EV - IV from Gav on Vimeo.

If you aren't familiar with Gav, he's been a long time contributing member of DIYElectricCar under the name of "kiwiev." Gav converted a 1987 Mitsubishi Tredia last year and has been since making films about his conversion, his lifestyle and other EV conversions. This video is the fourth in the series of lifestyle videos. Gav shows a few changes around the house and gets some live status updates...
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