Folks, if you missed the NTEAA meeting in the
Dallas/FortWorth area today, you really missed an
exciting presentation from the LionEV dealer in Plano,
He discussed the abilities, of the new 2008 Electric
Ford Ranger from LionEV. His demo vehicle is due to
arrive towards the end of this week I believe.
It has a range of 200miles, and has all the features
of the original ICE vehicle from Ford.
1. One, interesting twist to LionEV, is they are
posting a DIY section on the LionEV.com website,
showing from start to finish the conversion process of
the 2008 Ford Ranger. Once this has been
accomplished, they will start offering for sale DIY
kits for the Ranger to those who would like to save
money on the labor of purchasing an already converted
Ranger. Don't miss out, go to www.LionEV.com
on DIY Ranger, and feast your eyes on the photos...
The kit prices will be posted soon also, and if they
truely are what the dealer told me, you'll want to be
on the lookout for a Ford Ranger Glider, right
If you have questions, email him at:
Tell him, I sent you to him, for questions......maybe
he'll make me a good deal........LOL
2. We got to see a conversion in progress of a
Mitsubishi Eagle Talon, which is just about the same
as my Mitsubishi Eclipse. His of course is turning
out to be a much cleaner design, He's calling it the
2nd Generation, just to keep me from being Jealous of
his conversion. In reality, learning from my
mistakes, is certainly helping him do a bang up job on
his conversion. You can see it's progress from our
NTEAA website at: www.nteaa.org
, click on the
member, "David's EV'
3. I demonstrated the LiFePO4, Lithium batteries, that
I'm experimenting with on my Eclipse, which I obtained
from LionEV. These are an interesting high energy
density product. You can see my experiments at:
, or from the front page of :
, click on "Sag Challenges"
4. We had a Pizza Party...........
5. We also discussed in a small group, VegDiesel
conversions with a VegDiesel Conversion represenative
from the Dallas Conversion Dealer.
6. We also discussed in a small group, HHO Generators,
I was given an awesome HHO generator to try out in my
PTCruiser. By the way, I drove a little over 300
miles today, and still had 1/4 tank of gasoline left
for an average of 33.34 mpg with the very weak HHO
generator currently in the PTCruiser, that might not
sound like much, but my 2002 PTCruiser is normally
HORRIBLE on mpg, if I got say 260mile on a single
tanks of gas, with it sputtering to get to a gas
station, I did well. I can't wait to install this new
HHO prototype in it.
7. There were around 25 people at the meeting, with a
lot of new faces.
8. George, a new member is helping with a PowerPoint
presentation to be used by anyone who would like to
see local High Schools start a student EV project that
includes every aspect of the school. IE:
WebDevelopment- builds a website, English- Puts
together a presentation, Chemistry/Science- Performs
battery evaluations, Economics- Uses previous
presention for getting sponsors, Ag/Shop- Builds the
conversion, etc........ Once enough HS start doing
projects, then we'll progress on to setting up an EV
race/challenge of the conversions at the Texas
9. We got to see an interesting crimp style connector
for building battery cables, a sound box that makes, I
think up to 60 different sounds, from sampling the +/-
terminals of the electric motor, that one gentleman in
the club uses to simulate the sounds of a Train in
his, electric train ride in the Dallas area.
10. Overall, and outstanding as always, meeting of the