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  1. eBIMMER: Nissan Leaf into E30 BMW Conversion

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    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. Nissan Leaf EM57 Help

    Electric Motors
    I have looked through the forums pretty closely and tried my best to find the answer. I am looking for any info on the size of the complete leaf motor unit/inverter/pdm as seen in the Gen 2 leafs. My basic plan is to convert a crx I have been restoring to electric and step 1 is figuring out...
  3. Newbie from Oxford. Lancia Montecarlo

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all Looking to convert my Lancia Montecarlo (after I've done all the bodywork) to electric. I'm not an expert in this field and I'll be getting my brother to do most of it (he's a mechanic/risk taker etc). On the research I have done, which was mainly looking at electric classic cars, I...
  4. For Sale: Nissan Leaf battery cable - $25

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    I bought this cable for my 2011 Leaf when I was considering adding a range extender. The cable fits 2011 and 2012 Leaf (not sure about any other years). It goes between the battery pack and the DC junction box. I intended to tap into this cable to add power from the range extender...
  5. Powerglide 2 Speed Direct Drive Transmission for EV Motors - EVGlide

    Technical Discussion
    At $5000, these seem way overpriced to Powerglides found in a junkyard. https://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=214 However, I have an idea for a Leaf unit swapped into a classic FR Nissan using a Powerglide 2-speed. (If I were to do a USDM car instead then a Spark/Bolt swap...
  6. Increasing my Nissan Leaf performance?

    EV Performance
    Hi guys, First time poster here so be gentle... I have a Gen1 Nissan Leaf 30Kw and I want to increase the available power. I was inspired by Arlin Sansome's videos on Youtube: https://youtu.be/S6OInkLWAhk I like the idea of potentially creating a bolt-on kit that anyone can purchase and...
  7. 1995 BMW E39 Conversion

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    I will attempt to document my EV Conversion of my 1998 BMW 528i E39 in this thread over the coming year. The actual car is below. I also purchased a second identical vehicle (year,make,color,engine,transmission etc) in case I require parts and to compare systems after I have removed the old...
  8. Damaged Leaf Auction Advice Needed

    Technical Discussion
    After costing up 20KWH of 18650 lithium Ion batteries at around NZ$11K delivered I have decided instead to try and purchase a nissan leaf at a salvage auction this thursday. I had a go last week for an early gen2 model but did not really research what I was doing and so chickened out at $6K and...
  9. Questions I have before I can start my EV build.

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hello. Long time listener, but first time poster... and sorry for the long post. You can skip the INTRO and go to the QUESTIONS if you like. ========== INTRO I am a techie and build computers as a hobby and have wired a couple of home (low voltage) and I just love to take things apart to...
  10. High power Hi voltage controller KITS (Running in my CRX)

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    I have been getting an amazing amount of interest in controllers and controller kits. I am working on offering a complete controller but that will take me time maybe even years as I am very busy. WARNING this is experimental and there is NO WARRANTY. I will stand behind what I send if there is...
  11. Exocar Electric Conversion!

    Technical Discussion
    So I'm working on taking a Velocity Rails Exocar and installing an electric motor in it. I'm wanting something with high torque, so for my budget I've decided to take a salvage car or two and use the parts from them. I really really wanted to do a Tesla drivetrain however from what I've read it...
  12. How I am connecting four 40s2p battery packs in parallel...

    Technical Discussion
    Overview of the proposed block diagram / system schematic for the Solectria E10 Lithium-Ion upgrade: Video Explanation: http://youtu.be/Pz_ybNO-_fk Thanks, Wolf
  13. Looking for overall guidance

    All EV Conversions and Builds
    HI everyone, so I'm still doing a ton of research but am coming up with a price range of $5000+ for the conversion I want to do. I essentially want to grab an old Volkswagen Beatle from the 70s or 80s which should weigh 1.7 tons without anything and around 2.5 tons with me, the motor, batteries...
  14. Solectria 1996 E-10 (Chevy S-10) Pickup truck

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    Hello, This the build/repair log for my 1996 Solectria E10, that I purchased non-working back in 2007: http://www.wolftronix.com/E10/index.html I am currently reverse engineering the BMS in a 2013 Nissan Leaf battery pack. I want to reuse the factory BMS, when I reconfigure the Leaf pack for...
  15. Planning 2001 Mini Cooper + Nissan Leaf conversion

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    I have an opportunity to pick up a Mini for a pretty sweet price, but it has a bad transmission. I have also been looking a lot at wrecked Nissan Leafs. My thought is to take EVERYTHING from the Leaf and shoehorn it into the Mini. I saw the Nissan Leaf on a pegboard, so I should be able to...
  16. For Sale: 30A 7.2kW Level 2 Pocket TurboCharger Waterproof $386.60

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    EVSE40 30A 7.2kW Level 2 Pocket TurboCharger Waterproof Outdoor Charging Station 22ft. BSA Custom J1772 cable $386.60 plus $25 shipping Contiguous United States [/URL] [/URL] Introducing my smallest EVSE, the Pocket TurboCharger ! When small size and price are are what you’re...
  17. WTB - LEAF cells

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    Looking for a few cells from a Nissan LEAF pack. Need the entire can, not just the pouches from inside. Looking for 5 - 10 cells. Destination, Dallas, Tx
  18. Survey Nissan LEAF

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    Dear community, I would like to invite you to this interesting survey about Nissan's electric car LEAF. It is anonymous and the data will only be used for a study project. It will take about 5-7 minutes. This survey is not only for LEAF owners, but anyone interested in electric cars...
  19. The Curious Case of the Nissan Leaf in New Zealand

    New Member Introductions
    Hi folks, I thought some of you might be interested in this blog post I whipped up today: http://www.gavinshoebridge.com/electric-cars/the-curious-case-of-the-nissan-leaf-in-new-zealand/ In short, the only Nissan Leaf in the country was at a car show over the weekend, but it was delivered by a...
  20. The Curious Case of the Nissan Leaf in New Zealand

    EV News
    I just moved this to chit chat as it's not really news.
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