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  1. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Has anyone been interested in powering a Lesharo with a Prius power train? I'm looking at the possible, and want to hear if anyone has any experience, or interest THANX AEW
  2. Electric Motors
    Hi all Starting a thread to collect all available info on the 3rd Gen Prius transaxle in one place. If you have any info, links, documents etc please post here. Prius Gen 3 wikipedia page Prius Gen 3 workshop manual, pdf 7595 pages, outline links to different areas/topics OEM guide on how to...
  3. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Long time lurker first time poster. Considering a Audi A6 C6 conversion. wiki page Reading metricminds blog on a audi quattro conversion has got me more serious about it. blog As I like the idea of AWD for sand and gravel. Also because there is one available near me for aud$3000 with a dead...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello EV people, I just joined here in order to support my project to convert a 2cv van to electric. Being unable to do things simply , Ive gone straight to IPM AC technology and have obtained cheaply a Toyota/Lexus MGR and have been following with interest the pioneering work of JDCircuit...
  5. All EV Conversions and Builds
    1. Am fairly well versed in electrical components and OK with most mechanical procedures including unfamiliar ones with decent instruction. 2. Not looking to retain any legacy related to gasoline motive drive with the exception of perhaps building a master black box which intercepts certain...
  6. Electric Motors
    I am in the design phase of converting my 1953 Ferguson tractor from internal combustion 2 Electric Drive. I am planning on using what is cheapest and available to me. I work at a junkyard and I have access to Toyota Prius Transmissions which have the electric motor houses in them. Also I have...
  7. EV News
    Moderator please delete I already reposted in the other forum.
  8. Batteries and Charging
    Hello, I am not sure if anyone is interested in this, but I am in the process of building a 10kW Bi-directional buck-boost converter (48V - 500V). This will be used as a battery pack simulator (replacing my large stack of AGM batteries, which are retired from my truck)... I repair motor...
  9. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Hi, I have an 85 Ranger 4 cyl, 4 speed tranny. I want to convert it into an EV. I have excellent mechanical and good electrical skills. I am work at a technical college and teach machining classes. So I have full access to a machine shop! My son recently had a Prius hybrid engine given to him...
  10. Production Hybrids
    I was surprised that there is no production coupe version of the Prius/Yaris hybrids. One innovative salvage firm created a coupe Prius by doing a "reverse stretch" on two wrecked Prii. I am planning on getting one of those. I had already decided I wanted to have it modded for PHEV. Recently...
  11. Electric Motors
    Hello Everyone! I am in the process of building an EV using the Highlander Hybrid rear differential(s). The goal will be to use these units for an AWD system. There has been a previous thread about that here...
  12. Production Hybrids
    I found a 2002 Prius locally on Craig's List for $1000. Would this be a good candidate for an EV conversion or would it be better to just service the batteries and keep it original? Or maybe replace the batteries with LiFePO4 cells? http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/3319371082.html
  13. All EV Conversions and Builds
    As a current Prius PHEV driver (for over a year) and a firm believer in "KISS" (and an Electrical Engineer), I've decided that it is time for my wife to enter the world of EV'ing via a very simple Prius "upgrade" from Hybrid-Electric to All-Electric. First, let's look at her driving habits...
  14. Batteries and Charging
    Would it be feasible to use individual 7.2 cells from a Prius battery for a small EV running at 36V or 48V instead of the standard deep cycle lead acid batteries? Pro's & Con's regarding the selection of chargers and controllers ?? The weight savings would wouild probably be the biggest PLUS...
  15. Electric Motors
    What about a used electric engine from an wrecked Prius? Is it possible or are the engine to complicated to reuse? These engines go for about $130-200 here in Sweden from an salvage yard. Anyone heard of such a project?
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