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$55,000 Kit To Build Electric Camaro Offered By GM

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Home-converting a car to electric power would be so easy were it not for all those inconvenient drivetrain parts you have to remove. It's like carmakers didn't think of what people might want to do with their cars--engine, gearbox, exhaust, filters, fuel tanks--they're all just lumps of metal getting in the way of a proper powertrain. A new

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Omnitek develops diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits for Mercedes OM904/OM906

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Omnitek has developed a kit that can be used to convert the globally popular Mercedes diesel engines OM904 and OM906 into natural gas engines.

MG Midget Electric Car Conversion Kit?

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I am ready to rip apart my MG Midget to convert it to electric. Which kit is recommended for this type of vehicle, and what would the cost/availability

Are There Electric Car Conversion Kits?

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Is there an electric car conversion kit where a person can make their own electric car? It's what I would do myself if I were converting Hi, Paul - Sure!

KIT presenting modular battery concept for electric bus

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Source: KIT. Source: KIT. Design of the modular batteries. Click to enlarge. Modular battery system. Modular components. Competence E.

KIT study finds extraordinarily cold Arctic stratospheric winter enhanced ozone degradation above the Arctic

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Figure: IMK-ASF, KIT) Click to enlarge. Their paper appears in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. —Dr. Resources. Sinnhuber, B.-M.,

New high-resolution time-to-digital converter from ams offers better object detection and avoidance for LiDAR

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ams AG , a leading provider of high performance sensor solutions and analog ICs, has launched a new version of its market-leading time-to-digital converter (TDC) offering improved speed and precision together with low power consumption. —Georg Jedelhauser, Marketing Director at ams. The TDC-GPX2 is available now in production volume.

Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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Some previous Prius plug-in conversion kits allowed motorists to go as fast as 52 miles per hour using a “forced stealth” mode. Andrew Ewert.

Let My People Convert! - The A123 Challenge

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Les Goldman wants you to convert (your hybrid.) They've been converting some cars back east, working out the kinks. Easy as 123. Or not.

Reflections on Converting a 914 to an EV

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Many things have passed through my mind over the past year and a half while converting this vehicle. Here goes (in no particular order): Things That Went Well During the Conversion The 914 AC kit from Electro Automotive is a good one. I even received a few posts from Mike Brown at Electro Automotive, the designer of the kit.

GM to acquire Cruise Automation to accelerate autonomous vehicle development

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The three-year old startup developed an aftermarket kit allowing buyers to convert certain cars into autonomous vehicles for highway driving. Fortune reported from an unidentified source “close to the situation” that the deal is valued at “north of $1 billion.”. —Kyle Vogt, founder of Cruise Automation. Autonomous driving

REV Becomes First Hymotion Dealer in Canada; Offers L5 Conversion Kit for Prius

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REV, a Vancouver, Canada company that converts Ford fleet vehicles into highway capable battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles ( earlier post ), has become the first Hymotion plug-in conversion kit dealer in Canada. It is now offering the Hymotion L5 plug-in conversion system for Toyota Prius owners in BC.

Audi and partners advancing intelligent laser adaptive headlights; Matrix Laser technology

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This mirror redirects the blue laser light to a converter, which converts it to white light and projects it onto the road. Brief

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Omnitek receives EPA approval for 12L diesel-to-natural gas converted Mack E7 engine

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Omnitek will offer 100% dyno-tested “drop-in” ready converted engines, configured for quick installation. There is significant pent up demand for converting the popular Mack E7 engine model to natural gas. Omnitek Engineering Corp. —Werner Funk, president and CEO of Omnitek Engineering. —Werner Funk. Brief

Compact pilot plant for solar to liquid fuels production

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A microstructured, chemical reactor—the key component of the plant—converts the hydrogen produced from solar power together with carbon dioxide into liquid fuels. This reactor was developed by KIT. The compact plant was developed to maturity and is now being commercialized by KIT spin-off INERATEC.

Axion Power receives order from ePower for PbC batteries to convert 10 Class 8 trucks to series hybrids

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received an order from privately held ePower Engine Systems LLC for PbC batteries and management systems required to convert 10 Class 8 trucks from standard internal combustion engines (ICE) to series diesel electric hybrid drive train systems utilizing ePower’s proprietary technology. Axion Power International, Inc. Earlier post.). Brief

Leo Motors, Inc. Completes Successful Tests for Converted Midsize Highway Electric Vehicles

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The converted Kia achieved speeds of 100 mph and a range of 150 miles on a single charge, going from zero to sixty mph in six seconds. According to the company, cars can be converted to electric vehicles for real world use both for high-speed highway and city traffic. The price of the kit is $20,000 with a 16kWh power pack.

Omnitek Engineering Forms Joint Venture in Peru to Convert Diesel Engines to Natural Gas

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Omnitek Engineering Corporation has formed a joint venture with local partners in Peru to convert diesel engines to operate on natural gas, as well as provide services to re-power diesel trucks and buses utilizing Omnitek’s natural gas engines. Based in Lima, Peru, the joint venture will operate as Omnitek Peru S.A.C., has begun, Funk said.

Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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Friction-reducing measures include a variable speed water pump, a clutched air compressor, low-viscosity oil and an improved cylinder kit.

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Porsche introducing new Panamera 4 E-hybrid PHEV at Paris Show

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Porsche sees this new type of “E-Performance”—more power, more driving fun, lower fuel consumption—as the performance kit of the future.

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Different Electric Car Motor Ideas

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I am thinking of converting my 89 Honda Civic s/w to an all electric power driven system. I really don't want to go to a kit.

Electric Aircraft Conversion

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I have a small kit aircraft that I would like to convert to electric motor power. This aircraft is basically a sight seeing aircraft and flight

Cheap Electric Car Conversion Possible?

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What would it take to convert a Saturn SC2 to electric? for a kit while anotherThe information on web sites is all over the place. Some want $5,000.00

Porsche launches new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid with new gen hybrid module; more e-range, better performance

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Porsche sees this new type of “E-Performance” as the performance kit of the future. That corresponds to CO 2 emissions of 56 g/km. kWh/100 km.

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Toyota goes all hybrid for Frankfurt Motor Show; Yaris Hybrid-R concept, fuel cell update

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Teaser sketch of Yaris Hybrid-R concept. Click to enlarge. As of the end of July 2013, Toyota Motor Corporation has sold more 5.5 Fuel Cell.

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Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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will be the first Volkswagen built off the Modular Electric Drive kit (MEB). The compact I.D. The production version of the I.D. The I.D. Pilot.

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EV "Buddy Batteries" - Series and Parallel

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I have a 94 Metro I am planning to convert to EV. I planning to get a 72V kit for the conversion. Can I use 6 12V batteries in this sequence

Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Hyundai has begun the US sales rollout of its Ioniq line of electrified vehicles, which come in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Hyundai has begun the US sales rollout of its Ioniq line of electrified vehicles, which come in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric variants.

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Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupé plug-in makes its European debut; showcasing the MQB

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The MQB is the Volkswagen Group’s assembly kit for vehicles with transverse-mounted engines and transmissions and front-wheel and/or all-wheel drive.

steam/ev hybrid

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I''m new to the ev world but my idea was to eleminate the batteries.start with a vw beetle, put a 50 hp or more electric motor kit (sold for 3k to 7.5k). Now instead of batteries arrange the front end to fit a two stroke engine (two strokes are easiest to convert to steam) running a generator head with enough current to power the 50 hp motor.

Cabot using field natural gas to power fracking equipment in PA

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We are already converting our vehicle fleet and currently have a drilling rig using natural gas as well, so the next step is to utilize the technology on a hydraulic fracturing site. In order to operate using natural gas, FTSI’s mobile pressure pumping unit at the site was retrofitted with a Dynamic Gas Blending (DGB) kit from Caterpillar.

BioBoost project targets conversion of biomass into intermediate energy carriers for subsequent conversion into fuels, chemicals, power and heat

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Six research institutions and seven industrial partners from Europe will participate in the new BioBoost project, aimed at converting residual biomass into energy carriers for the production of high-quality and engine-compatible fuels and chemicals as well as for the generation of electricity and heat. above 1000 °C. million (US$6.6 million).

Aloha Friday

DIY Electric Car

I'm converting the front to disc. Earlier this week the VW adapter from Rebirth Auto arrived, so I ordered a lightened flywheel and a clutch kit in order to keep the assembly moving along. Today was constructive - I cut the rear off the body, cleaned and painted the transmission, and painted the new front spindles and rear drums.

Leyden Energy providing Li-ion cells with imide electrolyte for electric Dream Car

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SSI Racing’s use of Leyden Energy’s cylindrical battery cells in SSI Racing’s Dream Car—a converted 1965 coupe—will be the first time that Leyden Energy’s cylindrical form factor will be deployed in an electric vehicle. Leyden Energy, formerly known as Mobius Power, Inc., —Aakar Patel, president and CEO of Leyden Energy.

How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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Drivers of converted cars have received high levels of cooperation from dealer service departments so far. So far, most start as hybrids.

Volkswagen Group shows 3 hydrogen fuel cell concepts at LA Show: Audi A7 Sportback h-tron; Golf Sportwagen HyMotion; Passat HyMotion

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Audi A7 Sportback h-tron. Click to enlarge. Further, Volkswagen brought two Passat HyMotion demonstrators for media drives. —Dr. Earlier post.)

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New DC-DC here and Tranny Fluid Too

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

EVParts.com sells it as a DC-DC converter for many of their electric vehicle conversion kits. Here's the Iota DLS-45 12V power supply.

Switching Gears and Moving On

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I really appreciated the high-quality parts and detailed instructions provided by Electro Automotive with their 914 kit. You probably won't see much more activity on this blog in the upcoming months as I focus on developing an open-source EV kit for a '92-'95 Honda Civic. Cheers, Tim

Leviton introduces 32A, 240V home charging station

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The device’s durable, weatherproof NEMA Type 4 steel enclosure easily installs in a cord connected installation when used with a Pre-Wire Installation Kit or can be converted to a hard-wired installation if required. The new device provides up to 32 amps at 240 volts AC (7.7 kW on-board charger. Brief