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

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The all-wheel Porsche achieves a top speed of 278 km/h (173 mph) and delivers a system torque of 700 N·m from stationary without hesitation.

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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 unveiled the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid ( earlier post )—the fourth model in the Panamera line—at the Paris Motor Show.

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An Easy EV Conversion Kit For People

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. There are already commercially available kits with excellent, detailed instructions for how to convert a vehicle.

Creative Greenius is EV Driven

Creative Greenius

Open Source Civic EV Kit. Porsche 914 EV Conversion. I am very excited to announce my participation in the launch of. Starting right now.


Volkswagen to introduce Passat Plug-in hybrid “soon”; Group electrifying more than 40 more models over next few years

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kWh/100 km) to the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (3.1 the use of the modular Baukästen (assembly kits such as the MQB, MLB or MSB, earlier post )—means that it will be possible to electrify more than 40 models over the next few years, Winterkorn said. billion (US $14 billion), with the “ lion’s share going to green technologies.

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. I'm currently working with Craig Loughlin out at Camp914 to purchase a 1976 Porsche 914 for the conversion.


Reflections on Converting a 914 to an EV

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

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 modified the wiring in the original 914 AC kit (as suggested by Paul Jorg) to turn on the regen when the brake lights came on instead of controlling regen by releasing the accelerator pedal.

Playing with Google Sketchup

Open Source Civic EV Kit

These are modeled after the boxes from the Porsche 914 EV I converted awhile ago with a kit from Electro Automotive.

Pictures from Randy

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

One of my fellow 914 AC kit EV'ers is Randy Pollock. He's been extremely helpful in my understanding of how this kit works. Randy

Anyone got a clutch?

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I enjoyed talking about the conversion project with him and hearing about his own experiences with Porsches.

Opinions and Rants

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I find out this morning from Ross Cunniff (who also recently completed the 914 AC kit), that he has had ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS with his CCPower DC-DC converter. Since I finished the first kit, Electro Auto didn't want to replace my unit because they wanted me to find out more information before I simply blew up another one.

Going Back to U-Pull-It - Don't try this at Home

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I haven't been this dirty since I worked on the Porsche 914 transmission for my existing EV. Here's the throttle body from the last car.

Going back to CAMP914

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Camp 914 is a fun place with many 914s as well as other Porsches and classic cars. Yesterday was fun. Here's the 914EV charging up at Camp914.

New Tranny Fluid, Battery Filler and EV Toolbox

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

This picture shows the weather stripping on the bottom edge of the trunk lid just above the silver PORSCHE letters. Cheers, Tim

XL1 dive and drive: Volkswagen aggressively optimizes for efficiency in its sleek diesel plug-in hybrid

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Even a sportscar like the Porsche Boxster is 5.1 XL1s ready to roll. Click to enlarge. two-cylinder diesel, 20 kW electric motor and 5.5 The 5.5

Audis e-tron quattro EV: evolutionary powertrain with a dash of revolution for production in 2018; MLB evo

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The resulting two-motor system could become part of the MLB evo kit, said Prof. Power is provided by a liquid-cooled 95 kWh Li-ion pack. Neußer.

Motor/Transmission Attached!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Well, today was quite productive. Here's me torquing down the flywheel bolts again (80 foot-pounts!)

Two Week Commuting Report

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I called around to several Porsche repair shops and finally found Dan Hall's Auto Machine. With the motor out, I'm going to look into RPM kits for electric cars that use spinning magnets on the flywheel with a magnetic sensor to generate a signal. Two things have definitely made the car more fun to drive. doh!) Stay tuned

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Brockmans electric Porsche Porsche914 : Bill and Sharon Hoopes EVs Porsche 944 :JBs cool project and pusher trailer Renault12 : Darryl McMahons Electric Vehicles, nice EV history page. Micro :Electronics, Kits, Surplus, Online Catalog Cand H Sales Co.: Chevrolet S-10 :Brian has a new and very nice conversion. Porsche911T : D.