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  1. Classifieds
    Hey folks, I’m looking for the HV wiring for the first Gen leaf, that connects to the chademo port, it has the female version of these connectors on the end:
  2. Classifieds
    Hey folks, I have another leaf drive train part I’m working on: vw 930 cv axle stubs for the leaf gearbox! so I’m looking for some Gen2 leaf cv axles, actually just need the Inner joints. So if you have a broken set, I’ll take them! cheers
  3. Technical Discussion
    Hi, for a solar boat project, I'm considering adding two heater / A/C systems from two Nissan Leafs, since I may use the drive system from those as well. Has anyone tried / documented getting the heater / A/C to work outside of the car? It's probably the cheapest heatpump based heater one...
  4. All EV Conversions and Builds
    I picked up a bashed-in 2014 Leaf at a salvage auction to transplant into a '79 Superbeetle convertible that we've had. The Leaf has 78k miles with a lot of front-end damage, but it moves on its own, and was delivered to my driveway for about $4500 for the car, auction fees, and shipping...
  5. Batteries and Charging
    Last week, the salvage 2014 Leaf arrived for my Superbeetle conversion. The front is pretty bashed (radiator support almost touches the drive stack) but the car can move around on its own. When I plug in the trickle charger that came with it, the car starts beeping a lot and all three charge...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi All, Last week, a salvage 2014 Leaf was dropped off to start converting a 1979 Superbeetle convertible we already have. Total cost for the Leaf including shipping was $4500. It has 78k miles and the front end is pretty bashed, with the radiator support almost touching the drive stack, but...
  7. Batteries and Charging
    I'm currently interested in converting a small speedboat to electric, using this 40kw peak brushless electric motor. The plan is to run it on around 100v, using the 50kv variant of the motor to produce our 5000-6000 RPM desired. This motor is 40KW peak, and around 25KW constant so the battery...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi new to this forum so forgive me if I'm asking old questions. 1, what is the lowest voltage that the leaf motor works at? 2, Has anyone successfully used a Curtis controller on the Leaf motor? I'm not to bothered about running for a long distance, I just dont have much room for batteries.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Classifieds
    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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. All EV Conversions and Builds
    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...
  16. 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...
  17. Classifieds
    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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
  20. 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...
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