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  1. Electric Bikes
    Hi Forum, this is my first post! I was reading on here about creating DIY EV cars or another site and they said if you add more batteries, you increase range. I didn't see much online about adding extra batteries to an ebike to improve range, and could not find any pages arguing for putting...
  2. All EV Conversions and Builds
    . . . but no, not for off-roading. Bear with me a minute: if you start with a 4wd car wouldn't it be fairly easy to sever the drive shaft running front-to-back and let the internal combustion engine power just the front 2 wheels instead of all 4 (you might have to lock the front-to-back...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I think the Volt will be a great thing for consumer acceptance of electric vehicles if/when it finally gets to market. The ability to have the generator kick in for longer trips is great. But most of the time when i want to do a longer trip, I know I am going to do a longer trip i.e. a planned...
  4. Batteries and Charging
    I have no experience in this stuff at all, but I'm eager and very interested to learn, so bear with me! My apologies if this has been discussed in another post, haven't come across any of it. I'd like to know how possible, feasible it would be to undertake a series hybrid motorcycle conversion...
  5. All EV Conversions and Builds
    This thread is for those people who have decided a series hybrid is the best compromise to fit their needs. What is the best way to combine a short range EV with a range extending generator? Please note: if you disagree with the idea of a series hybrid, this is not the thread to voice that opinion.
  6. Technical Discussion
    My master plan for a cheap EV are coming along. I've come to grips with the fact that you to get the range that I'm looking for at a price I can afford, that I'm going to have to work with a hybrid solution. While poking around trying to see what other solutions folks have generated I came...
  7. Technical Discussion
    Hello, I was wondering if I could just add an alternator to an ev and get a range extender. The alternator seems like a good idea, even an industrial one, now... I have no knowledge in this area whatsoever, so would anyone enlighten me? {Note From The Administrators: This has now become the...
  8. Technical Discussion
    I know the idea of carrying a generator gets brought up quite a bit here, and the general answer is that a generator in not as efficient as a modern car engine.... But what about a motorcycle engine, or propane engine, used for highway speeds, or to drive a generator that could produce enough...
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