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Electric Car Facts and FAQ

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Electric car facts and frequently asked questions from the e-mail bag. There's no such thing as a dumb question

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Military Truck Electric Conversion to Rat Rod!

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I want to pull the engine, tranny, and bed off my M35A2, shorten the frame a bit, leave the 3 axle configuration, and convert this thing to a rat rod

2019 116

Do I need a battery management system (BMS), or not?

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My dad and I are in the process of converting his 77 VW Rabbit to electric. We're getting very close to ordering the new parts, but there's one in particular

2019 116

Electric Motor Torque and Gear Ratio

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I am wondering what the torque I can expect out of a generic forklift motor would be. I just acquired a Ford Ranger that I'm going to convert. I was

2019 127

Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

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So you've got a new (or new to you) electric car. What are you going to do when your battery runs low? Welcome to the world of electric car charging

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Alphabet Soup: Electric Car Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Wondering about all those strange letters of the electric car world? I'm about to explain them

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Human Cost of Climate Change

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Polar bears aside, what is the human cost of climate change? Do you ever think about how climate change will affect you and me

Jump-Charging Dead Golf Cart Batteries

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Left golf cart over winter inside heated area. Yamaha 48V charger won’t charge. Have automotive 6 & 12V charger—How might I bring up the 6 pack charge

Torque Vectoring and Traction Control

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Is there a separate electric motor for each wheel in an electric car? Hi, John - Not at present (2019), but maybe soon. The video shows why this is

2019 116

High Voltage Wire Gauge Size for Electric Car

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What type of wire is required or recommended for the primary power from the battery to the controller -then to the motor? must it be shielded? does it

2018 142

Wheel Hub Motors

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Do you think wheel hub motors will be available for the DIY market and if so, how soon? Hi, Scott - It looks like in-wheel motors might be coming

2019 127

Electric Narrowboat Conversion

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Which electric motor would be most suited for a canal narrowboat of approx 50ft long? And what sort of size would I need? Would an old forklift motor

2018 142

Forklift Batteries in a Pickup Conversion?

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I am doing research on the possible conversion of 1980s to 1990s pickup truck. I pan to power with a ac motor but the main question I have is would one

2019 116

DC to AC 3-phase

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Does anyone make a direct mechanical brush to slip ring type 3-phase rotary converter to convert from DC to 3-phase AC? Hi, Chris - If I'm understanding

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Types of Fuel Cells

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The different types of fuel cells are used for various jobs, from powering cell phones to generating electricity for power grids

2019 127

Vanagon Syncro EV Conversion

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I have an ‘87 VW Vanagon Syncro. I’ve done three petrol engine swaps and am ready to try electric. A Syncro is AWD and has rear engine space available

2019 116

Chevy Blazer Conversion with No Transmission

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I hope you can help us out. I have a 2002 Chevy Blazer 2wd RWD Automatic in my garage and am thinking about EV, but my goals are modest. 40mph

2019 127

Does Under-Voltage Matter to a Golf Cart?

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Will a 48 volt cart run or even move with only 36 volts? I'm using three 12v batteries. I guess I could come up with another but I would like to see

Which Motor Needed for this Chevy Suburban EV Conversion?

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I am interested in converting a 1990 Chevy Scottsdale Suburban to electric. What type of electric motor or motors or in wheel motors would I want to use

2019 116

Building an Electric Dragster

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Looking to put a EV dragster together for bracket racing. I currently have a dragster front half and was wondering where to start to figure what motor

2018 127

HHO Booster: A DIY Fuel Cell Conversion?

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The makers of these devices are claiming it will increase your gas mileage to 100 mpg or more. How cool is that? It's not

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Electric Vehicle Insurance

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Please let me know which companies are willing to provide insurance for an EV converted car, in the greater Toronto area. Thank you, Doru Hi, Doru

2018 127

Super Charger for Electric Motorcycles!

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Oh, this is brilliant. Level 2.5 charging for electric motorcycles like the Zero, using the j-plug we're all so familiar with. You can charge your Zero in about an hour! I *want* this for my LEAF, sigh

A/C for a VW conversion

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I intend converting a VW sedan to electric, but live in a hot climate. Is it possible/practical to have A/C. Also how much will the range be reduced

2019 116

Building a Electric Land Rover

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I'm looking to build a EV Land Rover using a 90 kw motor. It is my first time doing this and I'm doing it as a personal project. I would like some advice

Is there a list of EV conversion shops?

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As exciting as a DIY electric conversion sounds, many people don't have the time, skills, and/or inclination to convert a vehicle themselves. On your main

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Fisker, no. Karma Revero.

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The Fisker Karma is back, and is now called the Karma Revero. You'd think I'd love it, right

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Which Motor for My Land Cruiser Conversion?

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I would like to pull the motor in my landcruiser wagon and drop in an electric motor that I could pull my 500lb trailer through the mountains with

2018 127

Electric Car Conversion Kits

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Wondering where the best places are to get electric car conversion kits? Here are a few of my favorites

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Would Like to Convert a 2004 Jeep Liberty Limited to Electric

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I would like to convert a 2004 Jeep Liberty Limited into electric. Complete noob here. Any advice or suggestions would help. It's max weight is 5600

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Compact Mazda 626 Conversion

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I am looking at converting my 95 Mazda 626, but I’m finding that most conversions end up being very bulky. I was wondering if it is at all possible to

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Fuel Cell Cars: Overview

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Hydrogen fuel cell cars are electric cars. (Or Or are they

2019 116

Electric VW Beetle Conversion (Tesla)

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I am converting a 1974 VW Beetle. Removing all equipment I don’t need, the car is real metal so it will never be truly light, but I need to be able to

2019 116

Deep Cycle Batteries vs. SLIs

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Deep cycle batteries or regular auto batteries for your electric car? Don't waste your money

Make My Electric Ranchero Conversion with Solar Panels, Please

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I want to convert my 1969 Ranchero GT to electric with solar panels as well to recharge on go or without a charging station. Hi, Ronald - The picture

2019 89

Electric Greyhound Conversion Motor

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I have an opportunity to buy a used electric motor from a mining operation. it is a 300-hp 460-V RMP-1800 phase 3. From this info, can I use this on

2018 116

BMW Electric Car: The i3

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The BMW electric car offering from BMW group is called the i3, and wow, it is really a head-turner

2019 98

Electric Semi Truck Conversion

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I want to convert a Class 8 rig to a hybrid, with a 50kw diesel charging the batteries or running the motor(s) directly. Do you think this is possible

2018 116

Permanent Magnet Motors: Something Old, Something New

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Now that Tesla has released their Model 3 with permanent magnet motors instead of their usual induction motors, you might be wondering “why

2019 98

Electric Truck: Rivian is Growing on Me

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Dreaming of an electric truck, but stuck driving an electric granny mobile (or luxury sedan) instead? Don't worry, you don't have to wait for Tesla

2019 89

Latest EV Buying Guide

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Compare all the electric cars that are available for sale right now with this handy guide from the Sierra Club! The Tesla S looks pretty good

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National Plug In Day(s), Sept 28-29

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National Plug In Day is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today''s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

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Used Electric Cars

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For the first time in around 80 years, it is possible in many parts of the world to buy a used electric car

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