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AC Motor Controller (DIY)

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AC Motor Controller (Part 3 of AC Conversion, Interview with Eric Tischer

DIY Guide Helps You Build Your Own Electric Car Charging Station

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Over the past year, electric car charging stations have gone from being overpriced products with extortionate installation costs to items you can pick up at your local hardware store and install yourself. But if driving to your local Lowes and installing a pre-built unit seems a little easy or still too expensive, there’s now a third option

Charge like you Volt-to: DIY J1772

DIY Electric Car

I have a dirty secret, I like free stuff and I think you do too. Lately I find myself charged on public charging. No, I technically rarely "have-to" use the thin boxes popping up all over town. I've had facility folks come over twice now to tell me, "Those spaces aren't open!"

Leviton Announces $1,049 DIY Install Electric Car Charging Station

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Electrical supply firm Leviton Manufacturing announced yesterday that it was now accepting orders for its $1,049 EVB22-3PM Level 2 charging station. Designed to provide up to 3.8 kilowatts to charge electric cars like the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt, the Leviton unit can be installed without any permanent modifications to a

DIY DC Motor Controller

Electric Cars are for Girls

Paul Holmes' DC Motor Controller: open source and do-it-yourself saves a lot of money

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Step 1: How to plan a DIY Electric Motorcycle

DIY Electric Car

Last week I said that this blog would be part journal, part guide to the conversion process but I've decided to separate those two categories by having a build thread for the bike with pretty pictures and having this blog as a sort of step by step guide. I'll still give you updates here but primarily the build thread will be about how I'm doing it and the blog will be about how you can do it.

Polite Reminder: Roof Racks Will Kill Your Electric-Car Range

Green Car Reports

We’ve passed spring break, the weather is getting warmer and you’ve turned your weekend attentions to camping trips, DIY projects and outdoor sports. For many Americans, that means digging roof racks out of their winter storage and securing them on top of the family car for the season. If that car is electric however, you’ll want

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DIY Hybrid Electric Car: Using an AC Generator Head with a Small Electric Motor

Electric Cars are for Girls

Well, this is more a suggestion, rather than a question, on how to build your own hybrid electric car. The average 4cyl car motor weighs about 700 lbs

Creative Greenius is EV Driven

Creative Greenius

In addition to Creative Greenius you’ll find these great EV Driven blogs: DIY Electric Car. Tags: electric vehicles carbon producers DIY Electric Car Tesla Electric Car Blog renewable energy fossil fuels environment Chris Payne Tesla Founders Mini E Yes We Can!

The Further Adventures of The Solangelist

Creative Greenius

As we move into the final month of the year 2008 I keep looking up at my rooftop longingly.

Man makes his own electric car

Green Cars News

While adapting cars to run on high doses of biofuel is fairly common place, DIY electric cars are not. An Indianapolis man has built his own electric car, US television station WRTV reported recently. Patrick Roth adapted his Ford Escort to run on electricity alone after conceiving the idea while running his hybrid Lexus. He said; “I found myself constantly trying to trick the car to run on the electric motor as much as possible, which got me thinking,&# Roth said.

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Is an AC motor in your future?

DIY Electric Car

the "lower" cost systems out there for DIY people. methodology and materials required to do a DIY Industrial AC motor customization. to the DIY crowd. All major car makers use AC propulsion systems for a reason.

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Chevy Launches New Site for Volt

DIY Electric Car

It seems to be just getting started but looks to be the best way (besides DIY Electric Car, of course), to get current information on the Volt. Chevrolet recently launched an information and social networking site for their upcoming Electric Vehicle, the Volt. The site is full of photos of the vehicle and videos on the manufacturing process and technical aspects of the vehicle.

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Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi to provide financial assistance for EV charging infrastructure in Japan

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Large-scale shopping malls, DIY stores, etc. Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Honda Motor Co., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have agreed on the details of specific financial assistance they will provide to installers of charging stations for electric vehicles (PHVs, PHEVs, and EVs). This announcement follows an agreement the four companies announced in July jointly to promote the construction of a user-friendly network of charging infrastructures. Earlier post.).

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Amazing Growth- A 33 day snapshot of DIYelectriccar

DIY Electric Car

Just out of curiosity I thought it might be interesting to record to statistics of DIY electric car, since it seemed like it was growing pretty fast. After just a month of fairly sporadic recording of the threads, posts, members and active members I found the results pretty surprising. If you're interesting in statistics or just want to see how the website is going then check out these numbers (and excuse my dodgy excel graphs).

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Show Off Your Car At the Exploratorium in San Francisco

DIY Electric Car

Hello DIY'ers, The Exploratorium in the San Francisco is looking for someone who'd like to show off their DIY Electric Car for one night on October 7th as part of our monthly After Dark series. As a part of our October After Dark event we are seeking a DIY electric car and builder who hails from the San Francisco Bay Area to display and discuss their work that evening in our Museum. As it turns out, the Exploratorium was born out of the DIY spirit.

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Announcing EV Driven

Revenge of the Electric Car

DIY Electric Car. We want you to know about a new website and community for people who are passionate about Electric Vehicles. We’re excited to be a part of: EV Driven. EV Driven aggregates the latest content from all these electric car blogs: * Creative Greenius. * Electric Car Blog. Electric Cars are for Girls. Green Car Congress. Green Gearhead. * My Green Wheels. Open Source Civic EV Kit. Plug In Partners. Plugs and Cars. Porsche 914 EV Conversion. Revenge of the Electric Car.

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done with phase two

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m heavily looking toward my counselors at DIY t help me here as I am quite mathematically and electronically challenged. I know that I?m m killing everyone with minute, but I?m m very proud of the work that I?ve ve done so far.

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200AH LiFePo4 Battery Test Results

DIY Electric Car

A DIY Electric Car Member, david85, has been testing a 200 Amp-Hour LiFePo4 Battery for a few weeks now and has been keeping a public journal of the results. If you're not familiar with LifePo4, it's a fairly new battery technology that promises greater safety than Lithium Ion or Lithium Polymer while still holding a good energy density and a decent discharge rate.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Advice to myself

DIY Electric Car

Tools fit in to the time/money equation as does the DIY /Farm it out choice. There are things I need to consider: I can save myself lots of headaches, frustration, money and tantrums if I seek and entertian knowledge from others. Secondly, what kind of EV do I want when I finish? I choose to make a medium range, street legal "Grocery Getter" Next make a buget! Or at least have an idea of how much I am willing to spend, and is this amount realisitc?

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Picking Your Dream Car for Conversion

DIY Electric Car

If you can build Lego and with the tech help and resources of this great DIY forum you can do it! Picking Your Dream Car for Conversion. So I am converting a 1984 Pontiac Fiero, well you may ask your self why? A Fiero. Well I have always wanted three cars, A Fiero, DeLorean and Lamborghini. So after a deer hit my dino drinker, I decided to tack the plunge.

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Smith Electric Vehicles Delivers First Battery-Electric Truck into Ireland

Green Car Congress

Building materials retailer Grange Builders Providers, of Baldoyle, Dublin, has purchased a Smith Newton truck for deliveries of building and DIY products. The 10-tonne truck is the largest pure electric vehicle on the road in Ireland. Designed for city and town center use, the Smith Newton is powered by an 80 kWh Li-ion battery pack and a 120 kW electric motor. This provides a top speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) and a range of 100 miles (160 km) on one battery charge.

How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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Plug-In Conversions Corp www.pluginconversions.com of Poway, near San Diego, CA converts the Toyota Prius using NiMH batteries and the EAA-PHEV open source control system, and will provide kits to qualified DIY installers.

Volt Blocher

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

Dimitri and Jim have ordered their DIY kits and will hopefully have them up and running soon. It's been awhile since the last update but I've been busy on the next step in the project which is the cell balancers for the lithium cells.

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MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

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Soot and Spin: Two Plug-in Paradoxes

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Third-party and DIY converters can't muck with every system on a car. Required reading: Bill Moore's EVWorld review and Martin Zimmerman's LA Times piece about their test drives of the Toyota Plug-in Prius and the hydrogen fuel cell Highlander FCHV. Paradox 1 - Soot: There's an apparent emissions paradox with plug-in hybrids (PHEV): Driving longer distances on battery power means more cold starts as the internal combustion engine (ICE) stops and starts up again after the batteries deplete.

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

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VIDEO: Driving a Tesla-powered Smart

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

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