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  1. Hybrid (ICE/EV) sports car

    New Member Introductions
    I'm new to this forum and looking for people who have built, are building, or just interested in a hybrid sports car or similar project. I'm building a street legal, track capable sports car with home built chassis, mid engine / rear drive ICE, and front drive AC motor, mostly using parts from...
  2. Hybrid Subaru crosstrek to FULL ev

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    Hello fellow members. I'd like to find out if a conversion of a 2014 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid to FULLY electric is possible. So far I have disappointing mileage in my Crosstrek (regardless the advertised 29-33 MPG average I only get as indicated in the info screen only 16 MPG). I love this car...
  3. 2wd ICE to 4wd Hybrid conversion question

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    Hello everyone! I have what I hope is a relatively easy to answer question: I want to convert a 2wd ICE vehicle to a 4wd-ish vehicle and i'm wondering, to transfer power to the front wheels I assume I will need to switch out the whole brake/wheel/front suspension assembly for a 4x4 one with...
  4. 1996 Tahoe Conversion

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    Hello all! I am new here to the forums, and am looking for some surface level help (at least, at the moment I am). I have a 1996 2-door Tahoe that is my pride and joy... except the mileage. On a good day i get about 13mpg city and doesnt really change with towing. With that mileage and a 30gal...
  5. Controlling DC Motor Controller's throttle from vehicle's OBD2 CAN-BUS pins

    Controllers
    Hi, I want to operate Curtis DC Motor Controller's throttle via CAN-BUS (Curtis already support CAN input for throttling). In this regarding, I would like your confirmation that can we directly control DC Motor Controller's throttle from vehicle's OBD2 CAN-BUS pins (check attached image)...
  6. Possible Hybrid Drive-Train Questions

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    Hey everyone, This is a lengthy explanation and I assure you I have looked for threads like this. Maybe I suck at searching. Either way, forgive me if this question as been posed before. I have access to a Mustang II (It's either a Cobra or a Mach 1, I can't recall immediately, but it has...
  7. Budget Performance Hybrid Conversion Questions.

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    Hey guys, first time poster here! Sorry if Im clogging up the site with noob questions. I tried to find my own answers but was utterly swamped by info and got pretty lost. Anyway, in the future I'd like to do a full conversion, but for now I have a different project in mind. I'd like to do a...
  8. 1964 Honda S600 Motorcycle/Electric hybrid

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    Howdy, I have a 1964 Honda S600 that I modified to use a 2007 CBR1000RR motorcycle engine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsbfzmPCYX4). I am planning to add an electric motor in parallel with the motorcycle engine. "But why?" Five reasons: 1. The car doesn't have reverse, which has become...
  9. 3 Wheel Drive Hybrid 3 Wheeler (ATC)

    Non Road Going Vehicles
    Hi everyone! First post. I bought a 1985 Honda 250sx ATC (3 wheeler), and I absolutely LOVE it. I primarily use it in some light dirt and tall grass, and it performs beautifully. But there have been a few times that I've attempted to take it through deep mud and water.The results were less than...
  10. Help matching motors and vehicle weights.

    Electric Motors
    I want to know what weight vehicles the motors currently on the market could reliably move certain weights through the mountains and down the highway for extended periods. For comparison reasons let's assume the motors are geared so that the vehicle travels at 90mph with the motor at max RPM...
  11. 2011 Nissan Rogue AWD hybrid idea

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    My Rogue's rear differential recently crapped out. As I was replacing it, I started thinking, "What if I remove this drive shaft and replace the drive coupling with an electric motor?" I found two RV batteries. They are heavy but 250 Ah might do the work of the AWD function at least. If I can...
  12. Series hybrid boat - batteries, voltages, PV and chargers

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    Hi everyone, I've been fantasising for some time about the possibility to convert a diesel powered boat into a series hybrid, using a diesel generator and a LiFePo battery pack connected to an electric car motor. It would be a semi stationary live-aboard, so run time requirements are pretty...
  13. Hey guys! (introduction and jet engines)

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    Hey fellow car lovers! New here, currently in school studying EE. Over the past month or so, an idea for a high performance hybrid car has been slowly creeping up on me. Think the 918 or BMW i8 and then proceed to completely forget about those two cars. This is not a conversion but a design...
  14. Serious Hybrid

    Technical Discussion
    Hellow every one... I'm planning to build a custom built light weight (about 500kg) hybrid car. Motor will be a 5kw 72v motor. Battery's will be deep cycle, 24v | 10amp×5 total of 1.2kw-120v battery pack. Will a 120v 5Kw petrol/gas generator enough to charge the battery directly (using a dc...
  15. Electric/Hybrid Off-Road buggy

    Community Help
    Hi All, Starting to build a off road buggy with a twist and would like your opinion on it. Going to have a diesel powered rear LS differential and then have an electric motor powering the front axle (Not working at the same time). The electric motor will give me forward and reverse at low...
  16. AutoVolt - New EV Magazine!

    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...
  17. Mazda B3000 1UZFE-TT-EV

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    Hi everyone. I have been lurking about for some time now, and finally decided to get going with this... here is what I have... Pardon the blasphemy for posting such hideousness in here, but it'll give a good indication of the level of my petroleum addiction... Though I have to add...
  18. FS: Panasonic EV Battery Pack Orion VII Bus w/ThermoKing Cooler/Evaporator Coil -$BO

    Classifieds
    For Sale: One roof mounted battery pack from an Orion VII bus that never made it off the assembly line. I'm not sure exactly what the specs on the battery are, but here is the information from the ID tag: 29541231 Made In Japan EV-PP6R5R23B 7010001235 Panasonic EV...
  19. Subaru Forester for possible conversion

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    I found a 1999 Subaru Forester on Craig's List for $1000/BO. It might be a good vehicle for a conversion, and possibly even as a "hybrid" using an electric motor for the rear and keep the ICE for the front. There was one thread with fairly good information...
  20. Need advice - hybrid conversion

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    Hi there I am at the beginning stages of converting a Hyundai accent to a hybrid vehicle. I have reasons why I chose to go with a hybrid instead of a full electric vehicle. My plan is simple - power the AC motor with a generator. I calculated that I'll need an 11hp motor at minimum (I used the...
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