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  1. Lookin for the right batteries for my project.

    Batteries and Charging
    Hi, I'm trying to figure out what batteries I should use for my conversion. I want a range of about 50 miles. I am planning on using a 72 volt system. Would the batteries in the link below work. I WA thinking 12 of them. Let me know what you think or what you would use. I don't have a lot of...
  2. Nissan Micra The Commuter Build

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hi all, Would like to convert my 20 year old Nissan Micra to EV. I've read that it is possible and hope some of you people would be willing to give me a hand. Experience: *Practically none. *Some Once Upon A Time Electric Engineer friend, and we can get a bit of help from retired...
  3. Sayin' Hello, and a Classic Car Conversion!

    New Member Introductions
    Greetings all, new user checking in! I've been interested in EV's for a few years now, and my dad and I toyed with the idea of converting an S10, ended up getting one...and then got too busy with a new job (him) and school (me). Fast forward to now. I'm a freshman student at virginia tech...
  4. 1987 Honda Accord hatchback?

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    I have a beloved 87 Accord that has given me over a quarter million miles, and I'm considering it as a donor for an EV conversion. I'm looking for it to become a simple commuter car, ~40 mile range @ 40 MPH. First (and probably most important) question: Is this a suitable vehicle? For...
  5. Batteries for commuter vehicle

    Batteries and Charging
    I've got an electric Firefly that needs new batteries. It's currently got ten Powertech AGMs, 8A24 12V 79Ah. These have lasted about 4.5 years, 250 cycles and 2500Ah total in their lifetime with occasional driving. I want to start commuting with this car, but the batteries are now too tired to...
  6. Planning Saturn SL1 '92 Conversion

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    Hey, everyone! I'm new to this forum and new to DIY conversion, but I've been keeping an eye on electric vehicles and other alternatives for a long time. Now that we're "comfortable" with $3.50/gallon here in NWA (Northwest Arkansas) I've decided it would be economically feasible to build one...