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Old 07-17-2012, 06:24 AM
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Hi,

Anyone in the UK managed to source a motor suitable for an EV conversion? I'm just currently researching some options and trying to find a supplier within the UK. I've seen a Kostov K10" 144V motor from a supplier in the Netherlands for €1495 which is about 1176.

Considering all options at the minute!

Thanks,

James

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:44 AM
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Hi James,

Most of the stuff in the UK is stupidly expensive.

Kostov motors is probably the best bet. They are in the EU so no hassle with import tax, VAT, Duty etc.

http://kostov-motors.com/tractionmot...ctricvehicles/

Multiply the USD price by 0.64 to get the GBP price

Hope this helps,

Cheers,

Mike
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:47 AM
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Hi,

Anyone in the UK managed to source a motor suitable for an EV conversion? I'm just currently researching some options and trying to find a supplier within the UK. I've seen a Kostov K10" 144V motor from a supplier in the Netherlands for 1495 which is about 1176.

Considering all options at the minute!

Thanks,

James
Simple answer is no, your best bet will be to drive to Kostov Factory & Back, thats what i will be doing. works out about 300 in diesel.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:42 AM
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Thanks - I've emailed the 3 distributors within the UK for NetGain motors but haven't received a reply yet.

I guess driving to the factory would be an option, but does it work out cheaper than getting the motor from a distributor? I've also emailed a company in Ireland and Netherlands to find out some prices.

I wonder if there are any motor manufacturers in the UK that are capable of building a motor for use in an EV?
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Thanks - I've emailed the 3 distributors within the UK for NetGain motors but haven't received a reply yet.

I guess driving to the factory would be an option, but does it work out cheaper than getting the motor from a distributor? I've also emailed a company in Ireland and Netherlands to find out some prices.

I wonder if there are any motor manufacturers in the UK that are capable of building a motor for use in an EV?
shouldn't really be working on my bday lol, dedication to my project lol. It works out cheaper for me as i am getting two 9" motors soliton1 and other bits and bobs, and tbh Hungary is not far from the UK.

UK manufacturers i know of LMC which are located 5 miles from my house but they do small PM motors upto 32kw iirc, very good company been up once and had a go on one of their motorbikes very fast is all i can say!.
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Thanks Jordysport - Happy Birthday!

I'll check out LMC. Still just researching all the parts that I will need for the conversion - learning fast!
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:55 AM
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Thanks Jordysport - Happy Birthday!

I'll check out LMC. Still just researching all the parts that I will need for the conversion - learning fast!
Its a long process i've only just touched the surface and i've been researching for 3 weeks solid + 3 months research 5 years ago.

What car are you using? dependent on that i would use a soliton controller (advantages of built in contactors & no need for circuit breaker) so all you would need:

Battery Pack - Fuse - Controller - Motor (+ DC-DC converter, on board charger etc but depends if you need all that)

I remember i emailed a few companies to supply warp motors in the UK i'll try and dig them out for you
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Dated 07/07/2009
"Thank you for your enquiry. At the moment I can supply any of the
products listed on the NetGain website. Motor pricing is as follows;
Due to the rapid changes recently in the dollar to sterling exchange
rates, I have broken the prices up into their relevant dollar and
sterling costs. Motor incl. crate and air freight to U.K. port of
entry, typically Heathrow.
Impulse 9 - $2,110
Warp 9 - $2,260
Warp 11 - $3,640

In addition there is customs clearance, handling fees and final U.K.
delivery (for most mainland U.K. destinations) as follows;
Impulse 9 - $260
Warp 9 - 270
Warp 11 - 290

For example, if an exchange rate of 1.5 is assumed, a Warp 9 would cost;
$2,260 = 1,507+270= 1,777
Add VAT 267
Total 2,044
You can calculate the actual costs by using the exchange rate that
PayPal is charging on the day the order is placed. Sorry about not being
able to quote a complete price in sterling.

If you want to arrange your own shipping I can sell you the motor at
these prices, F.O.B. Lockport Illinois;
http://www.go-ev.com/End_User_Pricing.html
You would be responsible for all shipping, import, VAT and duty costs.

Shipping weights in a crate are;
Impulse 9 - 72kg
Warp 9 - 84kg
Warp 11 - 125kg
Please note that NetGain charge $100 for a shipping crate."
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Dated 07/07/2009
"Thank you for your enquiry. At the moment I can supply any of the
products listed on the NetGain website. Motor pricing is as follows;
Due to the rapid changes recently in the dollar to sterling exchange
rates, I have broken the prices up into their relevant dollar and
sterling costs. Motor incl. crate and air freight to U.K. port of
entry, typically Heathrow.
Impulse 9 - $2,110
Warp 9 - $2,260
Warp 11 - $3,640

In addition there is customs clearance, handling fees and final U.K.
delivery (for most mainland U.K. destinations) as follows;
Impulse 9 - $260
Warp 9 - 270
Warp 11 - 290

For example, if an exchange rate of 1.5 is assumed, a Warp 9 would cost;
$2,260 = 1,507+270= 1,777
Add VAT 267
Total 2,044
You can calculate the actual costs by using the exchange rate that
PayPal is charging on the day the order is placed. Sorry about not being
able to quote a complete price in sterling.

If you want to arrange your own shipping I can sell you the motor at
these prices, F.O.B. Lockport Illinois;
http://www.go-ev.com/End_User_Pricing.html
You would be responsible for all shipping, import, VAT and duty costs.

Shipping weights in a crate are;
Impulse 9 - 72kg
Warp 9 - 84kg
Warp 11 - 125kg
Please note that NetGain charge $100 for a shipping crate."
Import duty etc. looks far to cheap to me.

make sure there aren't any hidden extras such as handling, documentation and storage fees.

Cheers,

Mike
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What car are you using? dependent on that i would use a soliton controller (advantages of built in contactors & no need for circuit breaker) so all you would need:

Battery Pack - Fuse - Controller - Motor (+ DC-DC converter, on board charger etc but depends if you need all that)
Thanks - car not confirmed yet but will be Vectra sized. I'm intending to use it (eventually!) for commuting to and from work.

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I remember i emailed a few companies to supply warp motors in the UK i'll try and dig them out for you
Hmm... 2k! I'm starting to see why the Kostov motors are a popular choice here in Europe. I'm assuming if you did purchase a motor from the factory it would be up to you to pay VAT/Import charges!
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