Build Your Own Electric Car

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You can build your own electric car. It's not rocket science, and there are conversion kits available

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I collected the car last weekend and, having not seen it in the flesh, i was very pleased with what I'd bought. It's a MK2 golf with 9'' ADC motor fitted, battery tray up front and one sunk into the rear where the fuel tank was. It needs a reasonable amount of attention but is a greater starter project for my first EV. The lights, etc run from a dedicated 12V battery (missing) and all the wiring is there so it should just be a matter of sticking the battery in.

Elio Motors to buy engines, abandons building its own

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Elio Motors, which has been struggling since 2009 to build its own ultra-cheap, small, fuel-efficient, three-wheeled car, announced Thursday that it will source an engine from a major automaker. Previously, the company planned to build its own 3-cylinder engine with up to 55 horsepower for its projected 84-mpg three-wheeler.

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Ladies & Gentlemen, Joe Galliani Has Left The Building.

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Dyson plans to build electric-car test track in Britain

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In another step to show it's serious about building an electric car, Dyson, the British vacuum-cleaner maker, has laid out plans to build a test track in Britain. Reuters reported Thursday that Dyson plans to build a vehicle test track at a former World War II airfield in Wiltshire, England, to go along with previously announced plans for an.

2018 59

German RV maker builds electric camping trailer

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Electric cars are great for efficiency. They're less adept at pulling heavy loads at highway speeds and the extra power needed to pull a trailer can quickly drain batteries. That means more charging, more travel time, and less vacation time. Now German RV maker Dethleffs has a solution for those who want to make a commitment to the environment by

2018 62

Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

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Detroit has public transportation, an effective freeway system, rail lines, a modern airport, and uniquely for the USA – land and buildings available for pennies on the dollar. One of the houses Power House Productions is transforming in Detroit – and none too soon.

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GM Plans to Build Electric Cadillacs?

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This sounds like an interesting new twist on the Chevy Volt saga. Electric luxury cars on the horizon. Count me in

Groupe Renault launching project to build biggest energy stationary storage system from EV batteries in Europe

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Groupe Renault is launching its “Advanced Battery Storage” program, which aims to build the biggest energy stationary storage system using EV batteries yet designed in Europe by 2020 (power: 70 MW / energy: 60MWh).

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Build An Electric Car for about $2200

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Paul Holmes discovered he could build an electric car for about $2000. In this interview, we'll talk about how he built his electric car.and why

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Build My Dreams, BYD

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The announcement that BYD, the Chinese battery giant turned automaker, has actually begun selling its plug-in hybrid, is pretty big news. Shares rose about 15% on the Hong Kong stock exchange Monday. Earlier this year Warren Buffet invested over $200 million in the company (10% share).

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Tesla inks deal to build second factory in Shanghai

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A day after it announced price hikes for the Model S and Model X in China, in response to new tariffs on imported electric cars in the country, Tesla has finalized a deal to build a new factory in Shanghai, according to a Bloomberg News report. Tesla CEO Elon Musk was in Shanghai Tuesday to appear in a joint announcement with the city government

2018 57

Burned by scandal, Porsche CEO says it's done building diesel cars

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In a statement on the automaker's website, Porsche announced it would stop building diesel-powered cars and instead focus on electric cars. Diesel is dead. At least, for Porsche it is. “Porsche is not demonising diesel. It is, and will remain, an important propulsion technology. We as a sports car manufacturer, however, for whom diesel has

2018 64

Kia to build electric cars in India by late 2019

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Kia will spend $1 billion on a new assembly plant in southern India to build an electric car for that market by late 2019. The move comes just over a decade before India intends to ban the sale of fossil-fuel vehicles. Just what form an Indian-market electric Kia will take remains unknown, especially since the automaker doesn't currently sell cars. India Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 58

Tesla builds Supercharging "moat" to keep out competition: analysis

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Competitors are coming for Tesla. Just as the young company begins to ramp up production of its bread-and-butter Model 3 to what CEO Elon Musk has called sustainable levels, Tesla's European rivals are beginning to roll out their own electric cars. That has some investors worried about whether the upstart automaker can survive the onslaught from

2018 63

Honda demonstrates smart intersection technology that enables vehicles to virtually see through and around buildings

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In Marysville, Ohio, Honda held a demonstration of its “Smart Intersection” technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication designed to reduce traffic collisions at roadway intersections—one of the first such deployments of V2X technology in a real-world setting.

2018 93

Swords into plowshares: Kalashnikov builds Russian electric car

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Retro is apparently the new future. After Jaguar announced it would begin producing electric conversions of its classic E-type this weekend, and Electra Meccanica announced that its next car will be an electric replica of a Porsche 356 roadster, the latest retro-inspired electric car comes from the maker of the infamous AK-47 automatic rifle

2018 59

SK Innovation to invest $354M to build Li-ion battery separator plant in China

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million) to build a Li-ion battery separator plant in China. This investment will help us build a springboard to become the world’s biggest in terms of wet separator market share, a notch up from the current position as the world’s second largest. SK Innovation will invest 400 billion won (US$353.8

2018 79

Do sports build character or reveal it?

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That perspective is why I never really liked the often repeated maxims (usually spouted by coaches, and most frequently football coaches) about how sports build character, create leaders, or somehow make people 'better' by virtue of their participation.

2017 53

Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE testing plug-in vehicles as renewable energy storage for office buildings

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Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE are partnered in a project to explore the potential for electric vehicles to act as a means of energy storage for an office building. This leads to intelligent and more efficient microgrids that can interact with building energy management systems (BEMS).

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Audi teams up with Hyundai to build fuel-cell vehicles

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Automakers are teaming up all over the world to prepare for the next big game in clean transportation, fuel cells. The latest partnership is between Audi and Hyundai, which announced yesterday that they will share resources to develop fuel-cell vehicles. The two said that the first fruit of this partnership will be a full-size Audi crossover SUV

2018 60

Elio Motors says it will build production cars next year

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Paul Elio told investors and media Friday in Shreveport, Louisiana, that his three-wheeled car would go on sale next year after several delays and questions about funding. "I I believe this project has to happen," Elio said. Elio told media that his company had raised more than $110 million for a three-wheeled car that would cost $7,500 and manage

2018 63

Winnebago builds electric campers—to tow your electric car

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We have electric cars, and electric trucks, why not an electric RV? Winnebago industries, perhaps America's most iconic RV manufacturer, has signed a deal with Motiv Power Systems, which converts medium-duty truck chassis to electric power, according to RV newsletter RV Pro. Hat tip to reader Tony Jenkens for the tip!) Winnebago is selling zero

2018 64

VW plans to build electric ID Crozz and ID Buzz in America

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Volkswagen plans to build two of its upcoming electric cars in the United States. VW's North American CEO, Hinrich Woebcken, told British magazine Autocar that the models will be built in the United States and sold domestically. Presumably this means the ID Crozz electric crossover SUV and the ID Buzz, the long-awaited successor to the VW

2018 63

U.S.P.S. picks AM General to build next-generation mail trucks

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AM General, the firm best known for building Hummer H1s in both civilian and military versions, has been selected by a rather different governmental agency to create a prototype with a different kind of civic duty in mind. Postal trucks, those white boxes that deliver you mail, haven't changed in decades. But that's all set to change. DON'T MISS. government fleet

Nissan e-Power series hybrid builds on electric-car expertise

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This morning, in Japan, Nissan unveiled what its lineup has long been missing: strong hybrid technology. The company's new e-Power hybrid system, demonstrated in a Nissan Note hatchback, contains a gasoline engine and an electric traction motor.

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TNO joins H2-Share project to build and demo 27t hydrogen fuel cell truck and mobile refueler

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The project aims to build and demonstrate a 27-ton rigid hydrogen fuel cell truck along with a mobile refueler. In March 2017, the Belgian organization WaterstofNet received approval for the €3.52-million () project ‘ H2-Share ’ from Interreg North-West Europe (NWE).

2018 108

German startup I SEE Electric Trucks GmbH building electric variants of Opel Viraro and Movano

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German startup I SEE Electric Trucks GmbH is building electric versions of the Opel Vivaro and Opel Movano. The company already has more than 25 model variants available, with two battery sizes—40 kWh and 55 kWh—offering range of up to more than 200 km (124 miles).

2018 103

2nd-life Chevrolet Volt batteries help power new IT building

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A new solar array and two wind turbines feed the administration building’s circuit breaker panel, where the five Volt batteries work in parallel to supply power to the building, delivering net-zero energy use on an annual basis.

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ChargePoint commits to build charging stations for 2.5 million cars by 2025

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At the Global Climate Action Summit this week in San Francisco, several companies made commitments to reducing climate change. ChargePoint, one of the oldest electric-car charging networks in the U.S., said Wednesday that it aims to complete enough charging stations globally by 2025 to cover 2.5 million parking spots. The commitment does not. Charging Networks

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Siemens building first stretch of eHighway on public roads in Germany

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Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer stretch of autobahn.

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Tesla Adds Nevada Land; Will Gigafactory Be Planet's Biggest Building?

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Tesla claims that its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory"--currently under construction just outside Reno, Nevada--will be the largest of its kind in the world. But could the factory turn out to grow even larger than originally planned?

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Tesla exec turnover soars as Model 3 pressure builds

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CEO Elon Musk hopes to be building 5,000 cars each week by the end of the year; he previously set a goal of producing 500,000 cars across all model lines by the end of 2018. Tesla says it will put its mass-priced Model 3 electric car into production by July, and ramp up production extremely quickly from there. The Model 3 is the vital linchpin of. management Tesla Motors Executives plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

2017 64

Building an Electric Mazda RX-7

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I was thinking of converting an rx7 the year around 94 I like the body style. It needs to travel a distance at least 100 mile per charge, and it

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Building an Electric Vehicle from Scratch

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I would like to build an Electric vehicle from ground up. Starting with Baha type frame and other material from a 100cc motor cycle. My question

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LA Apartment Building Offers Free Electric-Car Charging, For Life

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If you live in Los Angeles, there''s a new and potentially very attractive option: The Elysian rental apartment building will offer residents who own electric cars free charging--for life. The 96-unit building--owned by developer Linear City--is equipped with 20 So you just bought a new electric car. Now all you need is a place to plug it in.

Porsche Taycan specs, Faraday Future builds a car body, and Toyota Project Portal: Today's Car News

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Faraday Future builds its first production car body. Porsche teases the Taycan electric car's specifications. Toyota's Project Portal 2.0 fuel-cell semitruck heads to Los Angeles. And the results are in from our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. The Porsche Taycan will boast 600 horsepower and more than 310 miles of

FCA US Toledo Machining Plant to build power electronics module for first plug-in hybrid Jeep

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FCA US has awarded the production of the power electronics module for the Jeep Wrangler PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) to its Toledo Machining Plant.

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Swiss battery maker ecovolta building 200 MWh automated Li-ion battery pack assembly plant

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The Swiss company ecovolta is building a fully automated Li-Ion battery pack assembly plant in Schwyz with an annual capacity of 200 MWh. Right next to production, they test battery systems and build complete drive prototypes along with power electronics.

2018 78

Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama: report

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Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is expected to announce that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its Alabama assembly plant. The plans, first reported reported Thursday in The Wall Street Journal (paywalled), represent a major expansion of electric-car manufacturing in the U.S. So far. Manufacturing Future Cars Daimler battery pack Alabama plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants

NASA awards $247.5M contract to Lockheed Martin Skunk Works to build quieter supersonic aircraft

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NASA has awarded a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company was selected for the Low-Boom Flight Demonstration contract, a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract valued at $247.5 million.

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Deutsche Post and Ford to build Transit-based electric van

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Deutsche Post, the German mail service, has long hoped to replace its fleet of 30,000 internal-combustion delivery vans with electric vehicles. In 2014, it bought the company Street Scooter, which has since built thousands of small car-sized electric delivery vans. Now Deutsche Post has announced it is partnering with Ford to put a larger. Europe Germany plug-in cars Commercial vehicle fleet

2017 64

Germans to build own unique electric vans for postal service

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It will build its own electric vans, in fact. Deutsche Post, Germany's postal service, wants to use electric vehicles, and it's going to great lengths to achieve that goal. In 2012, Deutsche Post debuted prototype electric vans built by startup StreetScooter, and in 2014 it acquired the company outright. DON'T MISS: Automakers to fund 40 percent. Europe Germany plug-in cars fleet

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