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. It's slightly larger than the CCPower C400, but still fits in the same space on the front of the battery box.

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CalCars' PRIUS+ Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. Add batteries and grid-charging, and you get PRIUS+, a "plug-in" hybrid (PHEV). Two EDrive/EnergyCS prototypes: (100+ mpg plus electricity, 30-mile range, with lithium-ion batteries.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. PHEVs with "Good Enough to Get Started" batteries. The nonprofit CalCars does conversions to demonstrate new designs and provide a platform for different batteries; we dont sell conversions.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

April 10, 2009 10:09 am Link It amazes me that in the vast debate about electric cars world wide including here in Norway, no one ever mention the fact that the batteries in such cars need replacement in no more than five years. Batteries last a lot longer now and are recycled.

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say. by EAA-PHEV with Nilar NiMH batteries, May 2007 (Centennial, CO) contact: info@nilar.com Small photo. Progress Energy Corporation by Advanced Vehicle Research Center , with Hymotion kit, July 2007 (Raleigh, NC), contact Mike.Ligett@. Dave Kennington, 2004 Prius, by self using Cal-Cars method and Plugin Supply kit, November 2008 (Atlanta, GA), contact d_kennington@.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

And in a true smart grid, electric cars will not only be able to draw on electricity to run their motors, they will also be able to do the reverse: send electricity stored in their batteries back into the grid when it is needed. We will own the battery.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The fuel engine on the Volt is used to run the generator to recharge the battery when a trip exceeds 40 miles, and it’s rage on a full tank is around 400 miles. Sure, it can handle most commutes on the battery, but who commutes in this?

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MAEAA Web Links

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Largo Scooters :Stealth Hub ebike conversion kits Metric Mind :Siemens AC drive motors and controlers Nu-KarElectric Vehicles : Citicar and Comutacar Parts SD Scooters : Electric scooterparts {Returnto top of page} EV Component Manufacturers Analytic Systems: manufactureInverters, Chargers and DC Converters for mobile and Electric Vehicle applications AVT :"SuperMotor" 4QD : Controllersand indicators Advanced DC Motors : EV motors Adlee Powertronic Co.,

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The four-door sedan will deliver 40 miles on a charge; a small gasoline engine will recharge the battery as it approaches depletion, extending its range by as much as 200 miles. Posted by: Michael | Apr 13, 2009 5:03:10 PM Battery and technology in the EV1 could not have made it in the market.

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