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  1. eBIMMER: Nissan Leaf into E30 BMW Conversion

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    Hi everybody! I've been lurking in the posts for a while but am finally starting a build thread with the hopes of further expanding the knowledge base for Nissan Leaf conversions, as well as having all you experts help me thru the challenges. I got my Leaf and donor at CoPart auctions. It's a...
  2. AWD possible?

    Technical Discussion
    Hey everyone, I've bee slowly putting together parts my BMW conversion, but before I get too deep, I have an important question. The car is a 325xi, and the X means it's all wheel drive. The car is from 2002, and I noticed the manual talking about torque vectoring and features of the AWD system...
  3. 2002 BMW 325xi Conversion

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    Hey everyone! I am currently working on converting an '02 bimmer to electric. I have a ton more details laid out on my website for this project, http://electricbimmer.com. I am also working on some videos overviewing my progress to hopefully help anyone who wants to do something similar...
  4. 2001 BMW 330xi, motor question.

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    Hey all. I am looking to convert an '01 BMW 330xi 5spd, the X meaning it is an all wheel drive car. I have my eyes on the Motenergy M102 10in motor, 26 KW (35 HP) continuous, and 63 KW (84 HP) peak, and potentially over 100nm torque at 500a, 144v. The car as it sits is probably a shade over...
  5. Planning BMW 318is (1996) conversion

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    I'm midway through planning a conversion for my 1996 BMW 318is. I'm not experienced with automotive work, but am fortunate enough to have a good friend who is and has a shop with more than what we'll need (e.g. he's the kind of guy who has his own engine hoist). I purchased a kit from Rebirth...
  6. Removing components

    Blog
    (Also posted to my own blog) Finally got around to getting this project moving. Earlier this year I picked up a Subaru electric car conversion - http://www.evkapiti.co.nz/ - at a very reasonable enthusiast-to-enthusiast price. It is a superb project and it was fantastic taking it for a test...
  7. Planning BMW 750i Conversion

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    Hello guys and hopefully gals, The basic plan is to convert a E38 750i to electric, and I was wondering if people could give me some advice and/or guidance. My background I am a 19 year old architectural assistant from the UK, I have been thinking about converting a car to electric for...
  8. Is the UK ready for electric cars? questions. survey.

    Batteries and Charging
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X6CF6BC add any other comments you feel will be relevant to my research. UK journalist developing a piece on electric cars.
  9. My first post

    New Member Introductions
    Hello I just joined. I am relatively new to the idea of owning an electric vehicle. I want to convert one myself for the benefit of my kids. Not just as a matter of trying to do my part for the planet they will inherit but also to show them that sitting back and saying "it's too big a problem...
  10. For Sale: BMW EV $9,500 obo

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    Click here for pictures This has been my commuter for 4 years, it's never broken down, in great diving condition. 2-yo, 14.4 kwh of LiFePO4, 44 x 100Ah Thundersky, 144 vdc, ~1000 effective cycles of 3,000 cycle life. Manzanita Micro 20PFC charger DC Power Raptor 600 motor controller Iota...
  11. Lithium BMW 325 $10,500, Kansas City

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    For Sale: Lithium BMW 325 (Kansas City) - $10,500 This has been my commuter for 4 years, it's never broken down, in great diving condition. 2-yo, 14.4 kwh of LiFePO4, 44 x 100Ah Thundersky, 144 vdc, MiniBMS protected, ~1000 effective cycles of 3,000 cycle life. Manzanita Micro 20PFC charger...
  12. BMWs and ECUs

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    I am trying to get a quick fix on the complexity of my chosen vehicle - a 95 BMW 318ti (E36). Does anyone know if I will be needing the ECU and needing to do tricky things to fool it. I'd like to keep my conversion real simple. I intend at the moment to dump the automatic transmission and go AC...
  13. Wellington status

    NZEVA
    Who is doing what in terms of conversions in Wellington at the moment? I am at the starting gate with a plan to convert a 95 BMW 318ti and have set up a blog to both log and plan my activity. Don't expect rapid progress as I have had a couple of false starts and there is a lot of knowledge I...
  14. 2014 BMW i8 Prices, News and Reviews with photos and videos

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    2014 BMW i8 Prices, News and Reviews Like Nissan, BMW has decided that electric vehicles are important for their future business, given the rapidly growing number of consumers with environmental awareness around the world. Most immediately, the i-coches will help the brand as a whole...
  15. Planning '86 BMW 325e (e30) conversion

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    Hi guys, I'm in the early stages of planning a conversion of my beloved e30. Wanted to get your take on my plan as detailed. About me: I'm a mechanical engineer. I have some electronics / mechatronics experience (microcontrollers etc). I have free access to a machine shop with CNC milling...
  16. Newbie who has big ideas/plans but not much money

    New Member Introductions
    I have always been interested in new technology. I am a soon to be 48 y.o. who likes the idea of an battery powered vehicle. I have an old BMW 528e that I would love to convert to a total battery/electric vehicle. I am not in love with the idea of a DC car. I am an electrician by trade and I...
  17. BMW to lease 490 Electric Minis in California

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    Great news about an electric Mini. 490 to 'select customers'.... http://www.autonews.com/article/20080709/COPY01/289508976/1197
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