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  1. Planning a 2015-18 F150 4wd Conversion

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    I've already built my 944, a 914, working with a group on a Factory 5 Type 65, repaired and helped with many other vehicles. Right now an aging Nissan Pathfinder, is the gas guzzling tow vehicle we only drive when required. I'd love to have an electric option. And before you all say Tesla...
  2. Best smartphone/desktop navigation for EVs?

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    Hi Everyone, I recently bought a KIA Soul (2017), and I've been wondering if there are any reliable navigational softwares or sites that I could use for planning my future trips, maybe even calculate what range I can cover. So far, I've been using abetterrouteplanner. However, I just...
  3. Best second-hand EV as the first car?

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    Hi! As a new resident of the States, I'm thinking about which second-hand EV I should buy as my first electric car. As I noticed, there are way too many factors that need to be taken into consideration, so I collected a couple of questions, hopefully, you can help me in them. I would be glad to...
  4. Electric Vehicle Survey

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    Hello forum members, I am conducting a survey to analyze consumer behavior on Electric Vehicles for a university market analysis. I would greatly appreciate it if you could participate in the survey. It should only take you 3-5 minutes to complete. Link to survey...
  5. Resurrection of a Ford Ranger EV (on YouTube)

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    Thought I'd share here for any interested parties. I'm documenting my progress of resurrecting this 2000 Ford Ranger EV, which I got in L.A. after it had been sitting for the past 5 years or so. Here's my first video, which is just a little tour of the truck, I will be trying to upload a video...
  6. Yuyangking Bluetooth Speed Controller Assistance for Wiring

    Electric Bikes
    Is anyone able to give some assistance with the wiring of the items below? I have a 24 v controller and a 48 v 2A battery I've done some research and drew a schematic which is the attachment here. Theres a link to all the items that need to be connected: Electric Bike 48v 50 A 1000w controller...
  7. Looking for Conversions to feature on our blog!

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    We are a new EV blog, with a focus on conversions! With that, we need awesome conversions like yours to feature on our site! We will ask you a few questions about your build, ask for some photos and do all the rest! Personal or professional, any type of vehicle, if its been converted we want to...
  8. Power-to-weight ratio | Good Motor?

    Electric Motors
    In preparation for a DIY-electric motorcycle i wanne make my first conversion. I want to try hard already on thisone to see where i can go. Do you know any good Motors that i could put voltage in to reach a compareable power to a 70kw ICE-Bike? How much Kw should i be looking for? Dual-motors...
  9. No more DIY electric cars in Texas?

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    From https://jalopnik.com/texas-is-revoking-titles-from-dune-buggies-and-kit-cars-1820177474 The State of Texas is revoking titles for dune buggies and sand rails right now. But this is just a diversion and the warm-up act... The first paragraph in the rule gives them the power to make it...
  10. Covered Trike Build Log

    Electric Bikes
    The goal: Have a comfortable method of going to and fro from school without needing to pay for insurance and gas. my main goal is comfort, not speed. (not that I can have much speed anyways since I'm limited to a 500w motor unless I want to pass it through inspection, which I don't) The start...
  11. My Humble Introduction

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    Hello DIY Electric Car forum, I live in China and work in a factory producing low-cost electric motors, controllers and batteries for EVs. When I'm not working I can be found playing League of Legends, and I'm probably better at Super Hexagon than you. I hope to make a lot of friends who...
  12. hooking 12 volt accessories to two 6 volt batteries

    Technical Discussion
    In my golf cart I have hooked up a 12 volt cigarette lighter to two 6 volt batteries in series. I am able two run a 12 volt air compressor but when I put in a USB adapter in to charge my cell phone it burns the adapter out immediately. What am I doing wrong?
  13. Kindle Book now available

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    Hello, I have published a Kindle book titled "Creating An Experimental Electric Car At Home." Now for sale on Amazon. I wanted to write this book so that I could share the many details of the conversion of my own car to electric. There are schematics for the construction of a fuel gauge...
  14. electric cars and smart homes

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    Hello, For a subject at our school (TU/e) we have to investigate if a new or upcoming technology (Smart Homes in combination with electric cars) is a viable business opportunity. We are doing this investigation by surveying. It would be very nice if you would fill in this survey (takes only two...
  15. Excellent Investment in Tech Electric Car Future First Electric Jet Ski Company plus

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    Checkout the ebay listing, and for any comparisons please visit the DNJournal.com and checkout the sales there. First, my name is Barrett Taylor and after college I started a company called ECOwatercraft where we built the world's first fully electric jet ski (or at least the first marketed /...
  16. Remy HVH250 electric brushless motor 90kW - 550$ on eBay

    Electric Motors
    HI there I have seen some of these Remy HVH250 electric brushless motors advertised on Ebay and they sell for as low as 550$. It is a cartridge motor so it will need a housing but considering they sell new for 6000$ new... . I found also this one -...
  17. Converting to Electric

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    DIY electric vehicles are a challenge but a good one. Not only can you create something really special and unique, converting an ICE vehicle to electric has some pretty outstanding benefits, including to your wallet, energy security and of course the environment, especially when charged from...
  18. Ev4

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    New EV4 electric quad bike Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVcLqR-ye2k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2yYbYVYrC8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2yYbYVYrC8 EV4 is four wheels electric tilting vehicle aeroplanes constructions. Technical specifications Drive: DC motors 2 x 500W DC...
  19. Technical questions about engines

    Technical Discussion
    Hi, I have two technical questions about engines: The first is about power , I know that all electric motors gives maximum power as soon as you start , I mean a 500w motor will try to give it maximum output power from the beginning not as fuel engines right? And also they try to spin at their...
  20. For Sale: EV Conversion 2008 Volvo C30, clean

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    Photos at Shutterfly: http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0AbMm7dyzaNnDkY This is a great opportunity for an EV enthusiast. Over $50,000 invested . . . Super fun to drive! This is a pure electric car. PROBABLY NEEDS SOME NEW BATTERIES. Some have been over-discharged. I'm not sure...
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