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Open Source Civic EV Kit

After spending the past year and a half converting a Porsche 914 to an electric vehicle, I decided to expand my horizons by designing an open-source electric vehicle (EV) conversion kit for a commonly used car. This project started about a month ago when I became co-chair of the Oregon Electric Vehicles Association. Damn the torpedoes.

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

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To measure freight efficiency, DTNA ran vehicle testing on highway routes in Oregon and Texas; one city route in Portland, Ore.; Earlier post.)

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Mr. Kulongoski wants to make Oregon the go-to state for electric vehicle production. electric car race with i MiEV in Oregon? In the U.S.

My 2007 Dream Project

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Since I live in Portland, Oregon, I went to a meeting with the Oregon Electric Vehicle Association and found out about several companies that provided drop-in electric conversion kits for existing cars. hope everyone had a great 2006 and I wish you all the best for 2007


Exascale Computing Project selects 35 software development proposals for $34M in first year funding

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of Oregon. Extreme-scale Scientific Software Development Kit for the Exascale Computing Project: xSDK4ECP, Lois Curfman McInnes, ANL with LBNL, LLNL, SNL, Univ. of Oregon, Kitware. of Oregon, Kitware. Exascale refers to computing systems at least 50 times faster than the nation’s most powerful supercomputers in use today.

Hacking the Regen System and Fixing Acceleration

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

In the original kit instructions, the regen relay turns on the brake lights when the AC controller is in regen mode. Mine was set to 136 volts.

Open Source Tools and Open Hardware License

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Although Google Sketchup and Kicad both store files in a proprietary format, official releases of the Civic EV kit will contain (as required in the Open Hardware License agreement) files in a commonly readable format such as.PDF Several free.PDF writers exist that I can print to just like a regular printer. Cheers, Tim

Playing with PakTrakr

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

On a slightly non-914ev related note, I'm going to be running for a co-chair position within the Oregon Electric Vehicle Association. If I don't get elected, I'd like to start an open-source EV kit that uses all local businesses to manufacture the custom car parts with freely available designs. We'll see what this year has in store.

Measuring State-of-Charge on Lead Acid Batteries

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The 914 AC kit uses 8V golf cart batteries and I'm wondering if different batteries like Hawkers or Optima Yellow-Top batteries would be better. We might possibly work together on a project after chatting at the next OEVA (Oregon Electric Vehicle Association) meeting. Both US-Battery and Trojan have 8-volt golf-cart batteries.

Controller Overheating and Vacuum Pump Issues

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Other interesting news: I'm resigning as chairperson of the local Oregon Electric Vehicle Association. It's been awhile since I've posted because, well, things are just kinda boring and working well on the Civic-EV. passed 4,000 EV miles a few weeks ago and things are still moving along. made it almost home.

EVndeavoring to Do a Month or Two in Review Since July, August. with "Spirit of DC" Hang'in in Phoenix and EVJerry Taking on "Power of DC".

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Jo has done an excellent job of "pimping" the ride, the original kit from Blue Sky Designs in Oregon. Jerry is the owner of a PHEV Prius with Plug in Supply conversion kit, plus solar panels on the roof installed by Bob Bruninga, Naval Academy engineering professor. How time zips by. when NOT on the road! Another PHEV3A. YIKES.

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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Progress Energy Corporation by Advanced Vehicle Research Center , with Hymotion kit, July 2007 (Raleigh, NC), contact Mike.Ligett@. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association / Salem Electric PHEV Escape by Hybrids Plus , Sept 25, 2007, (Salem, Oregon). Unless otherwise noted, all are Prius. 2006 (Denver CO) Veridian Corp. Photo.

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