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  1. Help a noob with dream

    Electric Bikes
    I have the dream of building an electric powered cafe racer bike. I´m completely a noob in the EV theme but I´m passionate about completing my dream and I was trying to get suggestions for batteries and motors. I want to have at least a range of 100 km or 62 miles and a top speed of about 80...
  2. Noob Intro:​ High Schooler, want advice for first conversion (VW Karmann Ghia)

    New Member Introductions
    ​Hi, DIY Electric Forums, My name is Jamie, I'm a high school junior from Colorado, and I'd like to do my first electric car conversion at the end of this summer. However, it's a really huge project, and I'll likely need some advice, as well as some experienced people to check my planning...
  3. New here! I want to build an EV!

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    Hey, guys! I don't know much about auto mechanics but I'm pretty passionate about not paying sales tax on gas (agorist)! I'm hoping to get about a fifty mile range, just enough to get around town. As far as performance goes, I'm not too concerned with acceleration or crazy 'muscle' specs. I...
  4. Elio electric/hybrid

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    My skill level: Noob with cars, great with bicycles. Range:200+miles Performance: similar to toyota Camry: fairly gutless but still reasonable. $10k Parts Considered: Generator: I read that "A figure of around 35kw/1000kg has been proven to be adequate for safe highway overtaking and hill...
  5. Noob Planning 4x4 Full size pickup conversion

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    I've been wanting to take on a new automotive project and I am leaning toward doing an EV conversion for a full size 4-door 4 wheel drive pickup. Once built, the plan it to make it my daily driver to/from work and for errands around town. Once I have the kinks out and feel confident, I'll take...
  6. N00b about to buy a glider.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi folks, Well, I'm going to take the plunge! I've run the numbers and an EV makes all the sense in the world. I live 3 miles from work an EV will satisfy 95% of my driving needs. I also have the advantage of working for a battery company and can get a really good price on deep cycle...