A Cheap Balancer and Transmission Issues

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After talking with some engineers at HP and mulling over some ideas, I came up with the attached schematics for an inexpensive battery balancer. This one relies much more heavily on complex PIC programming and uses an off-the-shelf laptop or inkjet-printer power supply to deliver an isolated source of power for the battery charger. Any feedback you have is welcome.

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2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid three-row SUV priced from $51,600

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Lexus invented the idea of a luxury hybrid utility vehicle in a version of its RX crossover well over a decade ago, but sales haven't been strong of late. Cheap gasoline, better fuel efficiency from all types of vehicles due to rising CAFE rules, and a lack of interest in hybrids have all hurt the latest version of the RX Hybrid.

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Pee-powered fuel cells could be the future for hydrogen cars

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Urine could be the next cheap catalyst idea that would allow fuel cell vehicles to become significantly cheaper. According to new research by Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, carbon atoms recovered from human urine could replace the use of expensive metals like platinum, as a catalyst for t[.]. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars

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Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I've been mulling over some ideas for the past few days. tools) Most of my battery management research has been done at work using the equipment there, so I decided to bring the experiments home and analyze them with a cheap analog oscilloscope ($390 from Frys). The 914 doesn't run well at all when its cold and after going to the DEQ, I realized that I'm going to need a lot of work to get the car to pass emissions (it's a rather gross polluter right now).

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Cash for Volts?

Revenge of the Electric Car

lawmakers are supportive of the idea. Despite a high upfront cost, operating an electric vehicle is cheap, costing 2.5 A coalition of car makers, battery suppliers and electricity providers has come together to ask for federal help for EVs. More details at: Group Seeks US Tax Credits To Spur Electric Car Use. by Judith Burns for Dow Jones. “A coalition of auto makers, battery manufacturers, utility operators and shipping companies wants the U.S.

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UT Austin team develops new family of high-capacity anode materials: Interdigitated Eutectic Alloys

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The new family of anode materials, which the researchers dubbed the Interdigitated Eutectic Alloy (IdEA) anode, also saves time and materials by producing an anode using only two simple steps instead of the multiple steps traditionally required to mass-produce lithium-ion battery anodes. As a metallic foil, the IdEA anode does not require an external current collector, significantly reducing the fraction of inactive components.

Wall Street Report

Plug In Partners

coalition led by electric utilities , sensing a way to gain market share through vehicles that derive 90% of their power from electricity and can recharge at night when power is plentiful and cheap, kicked off a national campaign in Washington yesterday to push auto makers to make plug-in hybrids. Utilities are drawn to the idea of a car that plugs in at home.

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Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

The conversion to the plug-in is not cheap, but a local shop that does the work says electric vehicles are sparking interest. Asher's trip has been sponsored by similar groups around the country and he says the whole electric idea is on a roll. Tarpon Springs, Florida - Over the past year, Jerry Asher has driven some 33,000 miles through 48 states. "I I haven't had a problem with anything - just my tush," he says with a laugh. Asher's a kind of a traveling preacher.

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10Connects Broadcasting "Spirit of DC" Story from St Petersburg, FL

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

The conversion to the plug-in is not cheap, but a local shop that does the work says electric vehicles are sparking interest. Asher's trip has been sponsored by similar groups around the country and he says the whole electric idea is on a roll. Video to be forthcoming Tarpon Springs, Florida - Over the past year, Jerry Asher has driven some 33,000 miles through 48 states. "I I haven't had a problem with anything - just my tush," he says with a laugh.

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Stanford researchers develop new electrolysis system to split seawater into hydrogen and oxygen

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Developing cheap electrocatalysts and electrodes that can sustain seawater splitting without chloride corrosion could address the water scarcity issue. Water splitting with electricity—electrolysis—is a simple and old idea: a power source connects to two electrodes placed in water. A Stanford-led team has developed a new electrolysis system to split seawater in hydrogen and oxygen.

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First snapshots of CO2 molecules trapped in MOFs shed new light on carbon capture

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In the mid-1970s, scientists came up with the idea of freezing samples to preserve the natural structure of biological specimens and reduce damage from the electron beam, and cryo-EM was born. It has high commercial potential because it’s very cheap and easy to synthesize.

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PHEV Day 168. Sunday, 29 March 2009. Run to Knoxville, Tennessee

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Supported by the Knoxville EV Association, EVJerry’s time in East Tennessee will be to share knowledge and ideas of Plug In and Hybrid car technology. He’s proved it’s Cheap to Plug-in Around America! You, too can be plug-in anywhere around America on the cheap! Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All, Quick fill-in to cover Knoxville on Monday. while awaiting others' input. See email below.:

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Munger, the 85-year-old vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, is a curmudgeon who frowns on most investment ideas. "When I call Charlie with an idea," Buffett tells me, "and he says, That is really a dumb idea, that means we should put 100% of our net worth into it. Only if he says, Im going to have you committed, does it mean he really doesnt like the idea."

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Urban transport | Two wheels good | The Economist

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

People actually love the idea of a bicycle that does not need pedalling. Exchange ideas in the boardroom.

Sandia team boosts hydrogen production activity by molybdenum disulfide four-fold; low-cost catalyst for solar-driven water splitting

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The idea was to understand the changes in the molecular structure of molybdenum disulfide, so that it can be a better catalyst for hydrogen production: closer to platinum in efficiency, but earth-abundant and cheap. Molly is dirt cheap and abundant.

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NYT Op-Ed proposes using US postal service delivery trucks as mobile sensor platforms

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Data collection wouldn’t require much additional staff or resources; all it would take would be a small, cheap and unobtrusive sensor package mounted on each truck. This idea is mine alone, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Postal Regulatory Commission.).The

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Main Page - EAA-PHEV

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

utilizing these ideas and instructions in an attempting to enhance national security, reduce gas consumption, vehicle "emissions", your carbon footprint, or smog, you do so at your own risk & peril. They use cheap, clean, and domestic electricity for short trips and daily commutes, displacing or eliminating oil consumption and CO2 pollution. Its a coalition between the Tree-Huggers, Do-Gooders, Sod-Busters, Cheap Hawks, and the Evangelicals".

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , which regulates interstate transmission of electricity, is on board with the idea. February 17, 2009 7:03 am Link Smart Grid An Invaluable Idea Worldwide / Buildings could become the new power plants BRUSSELS ? The idea of self-sufficient cities is gaining currency in the European Union, which has set itself the ambitious task of cutting carbon dioxide (CO{-2}) emissions to one-fifth below 1990 levels by 2020 ?

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Buffett's Chinese electric car company

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Munger, by the way, is a famous curmudgeon, who usually comes up with all kinds of reasons why Buffett’s latest investment idea won’t pan out. The Shenzhen manufacturing region, where the company is headquartered, is known for cheap unskilled labor, but BYD’s competitive advantage derives from its cheap skilled labor. Sokol told me that Mr. Wang seeks his ideas and criticism whenever they meet.

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Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Seeking Alpha Home The Macro View Stocks & Sectors Global Markets ETFs Investing Ideas Breaking News Transcripts Register | Login Email: Password: Forgot Your Password? Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles [EV], plug-in hybrids [PHEV] and fuel cell vehicles [FCV] at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit.

Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

I also think it will be cheap, which is why I think someone will buy the group. Skip to Content Listen to the Joystiq Podcast (because your ears cant read) Autoblog AOL Autos Green Daily Gadling Engadget AutoblogGreen Autoblog Green Web Images Video News Local More → x Jobs Mapquest Movies Music Personals Shopping Travel Yellow Pages Send us a tip Contact us Advertise Corrections/Problems?

Slow start for charge of the electric cars - Times Online

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Cheap to run but expensive to buy, they offer theprospect of low or zero carbon emissions, but manufacturers won’t sell themunless motorists want to buy them – and motorists won’t buy unless the priceis right and there are enough places to charge the batteries. ” GREEN IDEAS Freight Bus DESIGNER Hugh Frost is looking for backers for his double-decker Freight Busconcept.

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Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

"The whole idea is that this is technology you can adapt to any existing niche," he said. More Miami on the cheap House prices in Miami soared, then crashed. 20.84% Apr 17 3:57pm ET † Sponsored by symbol lookup More Galleries 6 ideas for changing the world Do good and make money: Thats the goal of these six startups vying for the Social Venture Award and $10,000 in seed money at the Rice Business Plan Competition.

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Never mind green cars – what about synthetic trees?

Green Cars News

The idea is that it would be used to capture carbon emitted into the air by vehicles and aeroplanes. Unsurprisingly however, this concept does not come cheap with manufacturing of the structure costing around $30,000. However, Professor Lackner has not given up on his idea and has involved Global Research Technologies of Tucson Arizona and visited US Energy Secretary Steven Chu to discuss the matter further.

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. A free car on a four-year plan in France is another idea mentioned by Shai Agassi, CEO of Project Better Place.

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Joint ASU, Tel Aviv Univ. project to improve algal hydrogen production to industrial scale

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We thought that some radically different approaches needed to be taken — thus, our crazy idea of hooking up the hydrogenase enzyme directly to Photosystem I in order to divert a large fraction of the electrons from water splitting (by Photosystem II) to make molecular hydrogen.

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MIT professor pursuing direct sulfide electrolysis for copper production

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The idea for direct sulfide electrolysis dates to as early as 1906. Experience in the aluminum industry shows that it is actually fairly cheap to make the electrolysis device, Allanore said. Antoine Allanore, the Thomas B. King Assistant Professor of Metallurgy at MIT, is proposing a direct sulfide electrolysis process to simplify copper extraction and eliminate noxious byproducts.

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Singapores A*Star Awards S$27.5M In Research Grants for Technologies for Sustainable Development

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In particular, one of the projects will explore the idea of using cheap and widely available magnesium oxide-based mineral silicates to trap carbon dioxide from industry flue gases via a process known as dry mineral carbonation. Biocement, made by combining naturally occuring, non-pathogenic microorganisms and cheap waste materials at ambient temperature, is the new alternative to conventional cement manufactured from limestone, sand and clay.

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Harvard team demonstrates new metal-free organic–inorganic aqueous flow battery; potential breakthrough for low-cost grid-scale storage

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I think the chemistry we have right now might be the best that’s out there for stationary storage and quite possibly cheap enough to make it in the marketplace, but we have ideas that could lead to huge improvements. Cell schematic. Discharge mode is shown; the arrows are reversed for electrolytic/charge mode. AQDSH 2 refers to the reduced form of AQDS. Huskinson et al. Click to enlarge.

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ARPA-E Soliciting Second Round of Proposals; $100 Million for Advanced Energy Research Projects, with Focus on CO2-to-Liquid Fuels, Plug-in Batteries and Carbon Capture

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While coal is a cheap and abundant resource, the continued reliance upon coal as an energy source could potentially have serious consequences in terms of global warming. ARPA-E seeks to complement existing DOE efforts in the field of carbon capture, led by the Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory, by accelerating promising ideas from the basic research stage towards large-scale demonstrations and ultimately, commercialization.

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Scrap your car for free bus travel

Green Cars News

Many families feel the need for one car, but the second one is a marginal purchase, often something cheap and cheerful. Marc Morgan Huws says that he hopes the idea will be successful across the UK: “I’d be delighted if other bus companies took up the scheme – it’s good for our whole industry; we need to constantly find ways of just getting people thinking about the role that buses can play in building sustainable transport and communities.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Environmentalists and industries resurrected the idea in recent years as a centerpiece of measures to address global warming and growing oil imports. Support for this use of allowance value stems from the idea that the climate-regulating services of the atmosphere are a common property resource. Supplementarity refers to the idea that the role of offsets in an emission reduction program should be secondary to reduction efforts at regulated emission sources.

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Devil In The Details: Is Copenhagens 2 ºC Guardrail Obsolete?

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Neil Adger and Jon Barnett lay out four “reasons for concern about adaptation” to climate change, to counter “what we perceive to be a widespread belief that adaptation will be smooth, cheap, and easy to implement.”. For example”, they point out, “the widely held idea that relocating populations from islands can save them from the likely impacts of climate change on morbidity and mortality must be set alongside the significance of islands and their local cultures to their inhabitants.”.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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For just a little more than half that amount, we could fund a fifty-fold increase in spending on R&D for the kind of game-changing technological breakthroughs—like smart grids, ultra-efficient batteries or even cheap, manageable fusion—we will need to end our addiction to fossil fuels. Mr. Soros’ ideas could receive more attention in the coming months as rich countries struggle to work out in detail how they can finance any pledges they make in the coming days.