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Old 06-09-2008, 10:33 AM
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manntis any luck getting your batteries? please keep us informed.
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:14 AM
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Well, the LiFeBATTs have been tested in Sandia's labs, there is a technical report. Also the diy scene has performed some test for RC and e-bike applications, so this is a legitimate product, I'd say they try to position themselves as a potential competitor to A123, basically the first league. LiFeBATTs are certainly more expensive than ThunderSky or even lower quality level LiFePO4 out there. Some test in real full EV application conditions are welcomed, it's promising product but wait for more feedback or just start with smaller project e-scooter/bicycle..

As to LionEV cells, I've posted a request/manual when the hype for them was at its peak - how to perform mutlithousand cycle test on their cells (diy style nothing expensive) and the early adopters were not interested, it was clearly not necessary to get burned like this..
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:31 AM
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I'm so thank full I found this site. It sucks that fraudsters are taking advantage of people adopting this technology. I know my next vehicle will be an EV. Seems like a good time to start an EV Business if you can get the right battery supplier.

I was very interested in LionEV's kits prior to reading and searching on this forum. It seemed so clean and plenty of custom parts behind it to make everything look clean as well.

Are there good options for DIY kits? I mean a full turn key set that only requires install? The battery boxes for the ranger makes it so much nicer then other kit's I've seen, even the way they mounted the A/C and other accessories.

I've printed out the DIY Ranger pages in case the site disappears. I will consider developing a kit if I can't find a decent one. No batteries, but everything else in a single one stop package would be nice.

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And... thanks again for the forum and info.
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:51 AM
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manntis any luck getting your batteries? please keep us informed.
I can't get him to answer his phone or email, nevermind ship batteries.

That said, there are some LEOs willing to go talk to him on my behalf about the matter...
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:49 AM
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I've printed out the DIY Ranger pages in case the site disappears. I will consider developing a kit if I can't find a decent one. No batteries, but everything else in a single one stop package would be nice.
Electro Auto has 2 full ready to go kits. A VW-Rabbit, and a Porsche 914.
http://www.electroauto.com/catalog/catalog.shtml

Canadian EV has a S-10 kit
http://www.canev.com/KitsComp/S10Kit/S10-Kit.html
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:46 AM
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Electro Auto has 2 full ready to go kits. A VW-Rabbit, and a Porsche 914.
http://www.electroauto.com/catalog/catalog.shtml

Canadian EV has a S-10 kit
http://www.canev.com/KitsComp/S10Kit/S10-Kit.html
Thanks. I should have mentioned that the other thing I liked about LionEV is that there kit was for a late model vehicle. I would consider the above two kits as kits for "punishment" cars or what I call "green peace freaks"

I'll keep my eye open and keep reading the forums for the development of a dependable Lipo manufacturer and other options.

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Someone posted their emails with LionEv on this board, and one of the questions was about using an escrow service.

The response from LionEV was a simple we don't do escrow.
Then that's enough of a red flag for me. These guys run a chicken sh*t operation.

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I can't get him to answer his phone or email, nevermind ship batteries.

That said, there are some LEOs willing to go talk to him on my behalf about the matter...

good luck with that, please keep us updated when you can.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:02 PM
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just caught sight of lionev's last site update.they have the fiero that mr. barkley has been working on listed as "another lionev project".looks like they took the photos right off the flickr site that mr.barkley uses.

manntis,any luck with those guys yet?

mr barkley,are you working with lionev on this or are they just using you as their only example of lionev projects?
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just caught sight of lionev's last site update.they have the fiero that mr. barkley has been working on listed as "another lionev project".looks like they took the photos right off the flickr site that mr.barkley uses.

manntis,any luck with those guys yet?

mr barkley,are you working with lionev on this or are the just using you as their only example of lionev projects?
He did purchase the cells from LionEV. We are reporting our results/findings to them as we get further along in the installation and test phase. We've got a pretty long lead time though on the BEQ1-LiFePO4 regulators (First Production Run), which gives plenty of time to figure out how to mount/secure the LiFePO4 cells into place.

I hope also to have the Delorean, sometime soon, in order to start it's conversion as well. The owner of it, is still trying to find an economical method of getting it to me from Alabama.
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