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  1. I want to convert my car, anyone know where I can find someone to do it for me?

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    Hello to everyone who knows way more about this than me! I am by no means an expert of any sort, I just want to get involved because I feel like I really love this kind of stuff. Please help me out by finding someone who can help me converting my car (Nissan Altima 2016).
  2. I want to convert my 73 Spitfire to an EV

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    After some initial research I would like to tackle converting my 73 Spitfire to an EV Based on the Newbie Introduction, I will answer the background questions upfront. (apologizing in advance fornthe length of the post) Skill level: Mechanical: High pre-1985, Medium post-1985...
  3. PowerLab 8 v2 or Dual PowerLab 8x2

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    Good Evening All, I'm finally at a point where I can stop lurking and ask a question. I'm finally ready to upgrade my LiFePo4 charging / balancing set up and was hoping to get some insight from anyone who knows a little about the FMA CellPower PowerLab line. I'm set on getting a PowerLab 8 so...
  4. New to EV - building Smart Car EV

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    New to this EV stuff. Live in Nova Scotia, Canada. Don't plan on using it in the winter, after the winter we just had, to heck with that. Smart 1 is just going to be a local commuter. Have built lots of other machines, boats, rebuilt trucks and cars. I have two 2006 Smart Cars that I'm going to...
  5. Planning an EV Conversion

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    Hi, my name is Travis! I am a high school student and newbie at ev conversions and automotive engineering in general. I've been looking into doing a conversion for about a year now. I am unsure of what vehicle I'd like to convert. It all depends on what I can afford. I'll post updates here! One...
  6. Greetings

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    Hi, I've had interest in some form of small commuter vehicle for a long time. This last summer my family and I moved back to my Alma Mater, Iowa State University in Ames, IA. I now actually have a commute that could easily be handled by most ANY electric vehicle. I'm lucky enough to live 2.5...
  7. new guy with a first post :P

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    I am strictly in the idea phase of putting an electric drive setup into my car. I have been bouncing ideas around in my head for like a week now, and started to kinda go in circles so... I have finally decided to post to get some input. the car I have the idea for is a 2011 Ford Fiesta S sedan...
  8. New Guy - Lil help getting started please :)

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    Hey new friends! First I just want to express how grateful I am for this awesome forum, and for all of you frequent this forum and make it awesome! I'm thrilled to be a part of this community where we are all passionate about electric car conversions. As a member of this community I intend to...
  9. First Conversion

    Electric Bikes
    Hey Guys, I've been reading about EV's for a long time now, and decided to convert my Kawasaki KLX 650C to Electric. I'm think i will use these Parts: - Enertrac 603 - Kelly KBL12271I - Turnigy 2200 mAh LiPo Batteries 33S15P - ElCon PFC2000 Charger - Magura Twist Grip what i havent yet found...
  10. Planning '82 VW Scirocco Build

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    Hi everyone! I've been lurking around the forums for a while, and I guess it's time to make a post. I'm planning to convert my Scirocco sometime this summer (once I've built up my bank account a little bit...). I wouldn't say I've got much hands on experience in the auto mechanics /...
  11. setup help for a newbie!

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    Hi guys, Yes i am a newbie from New Zealand and i am looking at doing my own ev. Here is by thinking so far- Donor car is a 2 door 1995 Toyota trueno (levin) Adcanced DC L91-4003 or maybe FB1-4001A 96v running off 8v flooded lead batteries (this means ill need 12 batteries right?) Thats...
  12. need a little help for an ev project

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    I want (need) to convert a vehicle for financial reasons as well as green reasons. I need to be able to do this conversion on a very strict low dollar budget. I am trying to source a donor vehicle for as close to free as I can get. I have located a salvage yard with thousands of electric...
  13. EASIEST vehicle to convert? Newbie

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    I'm about to start an EV conversion for primary reason of having fun with my 12 yo son who loves science and being green. I have as much knowledge of cars/mechanics/electiricty as an EV has emissions! I'm reading books. I'm looking for the easiest vehicle to convert. I'll buy a kit. I'm...
  14. Newbie to EV conversion - feel free to comment!

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    This is just a ramble about what I am intending to do in the (hopefully) near future. I have a 95 Ford Escort hatchback that is currently running and on the road. I bought it for the distinct purpose of conversion to electric. As a neophyte, my first hurdle is trying to locate a decent motor...
  15. Planning a 77' MGB Roadster Conversion

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    Im ready to get my hands dirty, learn something new, and create something better for my list of accomplishments, my pocket, and my earth. I have a limited general knowledge about (combustion engine) cars, and have used the rebuilding of this car as a means to learn everything a well rounded man...
  16. 92 Kawasaki KX 250 e-bike project

    Electric Bikes
    Hey Guys, First time project for me, so I have some questions about a project that I want to do, but before I shell out money for a bunch of parts, I want some advice. I bought a complete 92 KX 250 roller less engine for $200.00 this weekend and I want to convert it to a playbike for offroad use...
  17. Newbie who has big ideas/plans but not much money

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    I have always been interested in new technology. I am a soon to be 48 y.o. who likes the idea of an battery powered vehicle. I have an old BMW 528e that I would love to convert to a total battery/electric vehicle. I am not in love with the idea of a DC car. I am an electrician by trade and I...
  18. Looking for the right donor car

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    Hi, everyone. I've read a bunch of the posts, and this looks like a great forum. I'm a newbie that's anxious to get a conversion going this summer, trying to decide on and find the right donor car. I'd appreciate any advice. Here's what I'm hoping for: Range: At least 20 miles, although 30 or...
  19. Need some advice, especially if in person in the Sacramento area!

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    So I am wanting to convert a 1978 Fiat Spyder convertible to electric. I bought it for the purpose and it has broken down twice since, so I will take that as a sign :) I originally wanted the super 1 million+ mph 0-60 in a nanosecond type car, but am now willing to settle on something more...
  20. Hey! I'm a NEWBIE!

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    Hello, I'm new here, and new to DIY EVs. I've been kicking about and lurking on the site for a while now, and thought it was high time I started contributing and being part of the discussion. For the last few years I've been wanting to take a car and convert it to electric, and I've finally...
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