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  1. Production EVs
    Its blazing summer time here in India (Am sure this applies to other countries too!) and the lithium-ion battery packs on electric vehicles dont like heat. Here is one way of protecting your battery pack - Always Pre-cool your electric car In this video, i show you how it is done, by taking...
  2. Blog
    I am converting a 2001 Skoda Fabia Classic, so far I have bought the donor car for £400 and the motor, an old Milk float motor rated at 2000 RPM, 56 Volts, and fairly heavy, for £100, so I'm on track with a cheap conversion. So far I have spent a few afternoons on the car and haven't...
  3. EV News
    Is apple working on an electric car in their ‘super secret lab’? Recently, Bloomberg did an excellent article about the hiring wars between Tesla and Apple. Over the last months, Tesla has recruited some of Apples finest engineers, and Apple seeks revenge. Unconfirmed rumours from apple...
  4. Blog
    An electric car is a car powered by electric motor, instead of gasoline combustion engine. While there are no visible external differences, there are big differences present under the hood. Still, an electric car is simple to build. But before you start building it, you need to have a blueprint...
  5. New Member Introductions
    The recent drop in oil and gas prices has been designed by our government in the interest of destroying the Russian economy. In addition to Russia's economic collapse, US sales of electric and hybrid cars have also taken a hit. Our friends in other oil producing nations are also getting burned...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I am the founder and creator of a new magazine called AutoVolt, which is dedicated to Electric and Hybrid vehicles. The first issue is available now on Magzter in digital format (in all the app stores) and in print via MagCloud too. It would be great to hear your views and feedback...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I didn't know there was so much interest with people building their own Electric Vehicles, which is great. Is it a cost effective way to drive electric or is it more for the love and challenge of building your own vehicle? Clearly you need some skills to do this, but how specialised is...
  8. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Why? (This is the question that I am asked most often.) You did it to save money right? It is really slow isn't it? You can't go very fast can you? Don't you think that it is much more convienent to buy gasoline? Are you some kind of Liberal green freak? :confused: And then, I try to explain...
  9. TexomaEV.com
    We're organizing an "Earth Day" style event for Prestonwood Polo Club on June 7, 2014. PPC is located in Oak Point, Texas near Lake Lewisville. It's about 30 minutes northwest of Dallas, TX. We are reaching out to you to see if some Electric Car owners would like to participate in Prestonwood...
  10. Dallas EV Club
    We're organizing an "Earth Day" style event for Prestonwood Polo Club on June 7, 2014. PPC is located in Oak Point, Texas near Lake Lewisville. It's about 30 minutes northwest of Dallas, TX. We are reaching out to you to see if some Electric Car owners would like to participate in Prestonwood...
  11. New Member Introductions
    We're organizing a "Earth Day" style event for Prestonwood Polo Club on June 7, 2014. PPC is located in Oak Point, Texas near Lake Lewisville. It's about 30 minutes northwest of Dallas, TX. We are reaching out to you to see if some Electric Car owners would like to participate in Prestonwood...
  12. Blog
    Hello Everybody. I have a Project about prototype Ev. and I need to select 3kw Brushless Dc Motor, controller and batteries. also I need to have Battery management Sytem for this system with Energy management system. Actually I don't know how to start I have chassis which I made from the...
  13. Technical Discussion
    The college I am at is currently revamping our electric vehicle. And while we do realize that in a normal vehicle (gas powered) there is normally a starter solenoid or relay. We were curious if the one in the vehicle was even needed. What would be the benefits/ downsides to having no starter...
  14. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Charging electric car batteries with “portable” battery packs Hello everybody, I would like to ask you an opinion about this idea I am working on in the last period, most of all I am not completely sure about the technical feasibility of it, so any information from you is precious for me!! The...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi Members! This is Sarit from India. I am working on design an electric car that can adapt to climate change. This is a project out of my passion for innovation, relying on my engineering experiences. I need technical guidance in detail design of a prototype. Let me introduce first. I am a...
  16. New Member Introductions
    I was at the Mother Earth News Fair this past weekend, and had a chance to meet Ed Begley Jr. Paul (of Paul&Sabrina's EV Stuff) and I met him at the same event two years ago. He remembered me, and it was before the start of the fair on Sunday, so there wasn't any crowd there to pester him...
  17. Classifieds
    Hi! Nice to meet everyone! I have a beautifully converted 1968 Electric Karmann Ghia for sale. The conversion was done with optimal ingenuity, eliminating a need for both an alternator and clutch. It features a 4 Speed clutchless transmission and is powered by a FB1-4001-A Series Advanced DC...
  18. Classifieds
    Located in Springfield, MO, this car is in great condition – only 2,200 miles on it (approx..), however the batteries need to be replaced ($1600 or so). With higher-end wheels and a 2-speed dealer-installed upgrade which allows a max speed of 45 mph, instead of the 25 mph that is standard, it is...
  19. All EV Conversions and Builds
    I have a concept vehicle I've been thinking about for a while. Trying to get lucky and get $100K to build a prototype by getting enough "Likes" in this facebook idea contest (share also if you like it): http://www.facebook.com/KetelOne/app_228870700557121?app_data=%2F472%2Fidea%2F But I want...
  20. Blog
    It has been about 5 months since I posted my first blog about converting my car to electricity. My professional life has kept me busy, but I still have made good progress on my conversion. Winter 2011-2012: Engine Bay and Under-car: The car is now completely gas-less. No engine, no fuel tank...
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