Electric Bicycle Conversion

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Interview with Don Otto about his electric bicycle conversion, how much it cost, and how long it took to put it together

Honda Goldwing Conversion

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I am doing an electrical conversion of an 88 Honda Goldwing. I wll try to post here frequent enough to show progress and share useful information. Attached Thumbnails

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Electric Car Conversion

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The electric car conversion is the world's best kept secret! You can buy them already done, or you can do it yourself

Electric Car Conversion Books

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Electric car conversion books are the place to start if you want to build an EV, or convert a gas car to electric

Winter EV Conversion Workshop

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If you're in the San Diego area, and would like to attend an EV conversion workshop. The Kick Gas Car Club is offering a series of evening classes, starting in January, on converting a small pickup to electric. Class size is limited to 8 people. Follow the link for more information or to grab a seat

Researchers develop efficient single-atom Ni catalyst for conversion of CO2 to CO

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A competing reaction, called the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) or “water splitting,” takes precedence over the CO 2 conversion reaction. In addition to the unique energetic properties of single atoms, the O 2 conversation reaction was facilitated by the interaction of the nickel atoms with a surrounding sheet of graphene. However, we found the individual nickel atoms were distributed uniformly, which accounted for the excellent performance of the conversion reaction.

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Electric Car Conversion Kit (for beginners)

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Which electric car conversion kit is best for beginners? Answer: These pre-made kits from Canadian Electric Vehicles are just about plug and play

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ORNL team devises electrocatalyst for direct conversion of CO2 into ethanol with high selectivity; pushing the combustion reaction in reverse

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The researchers’ initial analysis suggests that the spiky textured surface of the catalysts provides ample reactive sites to facilitate the carbon dioxide-to-ethanol conversion. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Ethanol

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U of I study: synthetic fuels via CO2 conversion and FT not currently economically & environmentally competitive

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The potential WTG CO 2 emission reduction with low carbon grid electricity indicates the potential role electrochemical CO conversion can play in low carbon liquid fuel when the electricity grid is highly renewable or decarbonized. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Diesel Emissions Fuels

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Austin Heally EV Conversion

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The car is dismantled and ready for a conversion My son and I have decided after two overhauls to our Austin Heally 3000 MKIII to convert it to an EV.

China team develops efficient multifunctional catalyst for conversion of CO2 to gasoline-range hydrocarbons

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This catalyst exhibited 78% selectivity to C 5 -C 11 as well as low (4%) CH 4 at a CO 2 conversion of 22% under industrial relevant conditions. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts FuelsA research team led by Dr. Jian Sun and Prof.

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New plasma synthesis process for one-step conversion of CO2 and methane into higher value fuel and chemicals

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Instead of using H 2 , direct conversion of CO 2 with CH 4 (dry reforming of methane, DRM) to liquid fuels and chemicals (e.g. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Fuels Natural Gas

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A Conversation

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Below is an interview with Director Chris Paine and Journalist Robert Steadman with UK-based Blue and Green Tomorrow : ROB: Was it difficult to gain behind the scenes access to the auto industry after the first film? Was there a level of distrust among the execs? CHRIS: Yes. It took time and there was distrust on all sides at different times. We knew we were vulnerable to car industry PR efforts and they knew they couldn't control what we did editorially.

The ?Automatic? Solution for EV Conversions

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Some time ago we were approached by a City Municipality that was in the process of doing a fleet conversion of their gas vehicles to electric. The following links cover both of these transmissions: Heavy Duty AODE (4R70W) Non Lock-up- Electric Motor Conversions.

Duke's Garage: Electric Car Conversion Shop

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Duke's Garage is an electric car conversion shop, but my favorite thing they've been doing lately is not a conversion. It's a brand new car

Public Charging Stations and EV Conversions

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Can you get a battery charger for a conversion that will work with commercial EV car chargers currently being installed throughout the country? Hi, Jeff

Comparing Conversion Costs with Paul

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Paul Pancella (see link at right) put together a great spreadsheet comparing his Civic conversion costs with mine. There are a few minor updates, but things are very close for the most part.

Arc 1 Conversion Journal 3/3/2012

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My professional life has kept me busy, but I still have made good progress on my conversion. First, someone on the forums has offered to sell an adapter from one of their former conversions. It has been about 5 months since I posted my first blog about converting my car to electricity. Winter 2011-2012: Engine Bay and Under-car: The car is now completely gas-less. No engine, no fuel tank, no alternator, pumps, radiators, exhaust pipes, or muffler.

Electric Hot Rod Conversion

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Traditionally, street rods have been powered by fire breathing, and belching, large displacement V8's. Recently, Ford has supplied its Ecoboost engine

EV Conversion: Electric Reverse

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I've noticed with EV conversions there is mention of electric reverse being used. Doesn't the manual transmission have reverse gear already? Am I missing

Cost for Jeep Cherokee EV Conversion Kit

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How much does the full conversion kit and batteries cost for a 1994 jeep cherokee? Hi, Greg - The answer is: it depends on the conversion kit components

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EV Conversion Calculator

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Is there an EV conversion calculator somewhere where I can figure out how much motor output I will need for my desired performance? Hi, Andy - Yes

VW Beetle EV Conversion

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I am thinking of undertaking a VW Beetle electric car conversion. The mid 60's cars are not too expensive, and weigh around 1600 lbs. I figure the engine

Electric Land Rover Conversion

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I need a SUV for work, but feel guilty about the gas mileage. Thinking about buying a used Land Rover and converting it myself. I've seen on the Internet

Light over heat: UV-driven rhodium nanoparticles catalyze conversion of CO2 to methane

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Duke University researchers have engineered rhodium nanoparticles that can harness the energy in ultraviolet light and use it to catalyze the conversion of carbon dioxide to methane, a key building block for many types of fuels. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Fuels Solar fuels

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Durango Electric Car Conversion

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I have a 99 Durango I was thinking about converting to electric. I need the parts and if you know where can I get them. Hi, Claricio - I wouldn't recommend

Cheap Electric Car Conversion Possible?

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What would it take to convert a Saturn SC2 to electric? The information on web sites is all over the place. Some want $5,000.00 for a kit while another

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Arc 1 Conversion Journal 9/23/2011

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9/19/2011: Bought 1993 Plymouth Laser for $300. Then towed the vehicle back to our hometown at the cost of $200 in rental and gasoline. 10 hours of work, $500 spent, starting weight of vehicle: 2531 pounds. 9/20/2011: Cleaned car. Removed: radiators, exhaust manifold, upper cylinder head, alternator, camshaft, and assorted support bars. 6 hours of work, no money spent, 96 pounds removed from vehicle. 9/21/2011: Sold above components to recycling center.

US researchers demo separation-free, IL-based process for conversion of biomass to advanced biofuel

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Conversion efficiency improved with scale, demonstrating the feasibility of integrating all biomass conversion unit operations within the biorefinery. Researchers from three US national labs (Berkeley, Pacific Northwest and Sandia) has demonstrated a separation-free, ionic-liquid (IL)-based process to convert biomass to an advanced biofuel (the sesquiterpene bisabolene).

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Electric Car Conversion 101

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What is the best way to start my first electric conversion? I've got a compact pickup. I read about DC Motors, then AC motors AC

AC Electric Motors for Conversions

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There's a new breed of AC electric motors for cars, this time for lower voltage systems. Takes a curvy fiberglass Speedster replica, it really flies

Argonne team finds copper cluster catalyst effective for low-pressure conversion of CO2 to methanol with high activity

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have identified a new material to catalyze the conversion of CO 2 via hydrogenation to methanol (CH 3 OH): size-selected Cu 4 clusters—clusters of four copper atoms each, called tetramers—supported on Al 2 O 3 thin films.

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Electric Vehicle Conversion Manual: EV Secrets

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Interview with Gavin Shoebridge from NZ who did an electric vehicle conversion on YouTube.now revealing his EV Secrets. Oh, yes;

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Electric Semi Truck Conversion?

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I'd like to know your opinion of using an 3-phase electric motor that is mounted inline to the transmission, run by a generator, that is run by a 2.2

Analysis finds air-quality justification for CNG vehicle conversion in developing cities, despite negative climate impact

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An analysis by a team in Bangladesh found large air quality and associated health benefits accruing to the residents of Dhaka (the capital of Bangladesh) as a result of the rapid conversion of the motor vehicle fleet to CNG. Considering CO 2 , the conversion policy is mildly beneficial (i.e.,

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Big EV conversion, little EV conversion

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Lets take a big F-250, fill up the back with lots of batteries,electric hot water heat and a great sound system! What motor would you

Electric Car Motor (for AC Conversion)

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Interview: Why an OEM electric car motor works better for an AC conversion than an industrial motor

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Ferrari Electric Car Conversion

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What's the best electric motor I can use to get the same acceleration out of my Ferrari when I convert it to electric? And which batteries? Sigh, Madi

Elemental boron effective photothermocatalyst for the conversion of CO2 for fuels and chemicals

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Our study confirms the highly promising potential of a photothermocatalytic strategy for the conversion of CO2 and potentially opens new vistas for the development of other solar-energy-driven reaction systems. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Emissions FuelsResearchers in Japan and China developed an efficient method for CO 2 reduction over elemental boron catalysts in the presence of only water and light irradiation through a photothermocatalytic process.

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Conversion Question: Manual, or Automatic Transmission?

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What types of transmissions can be used in electric car conversions? Should I use an automatic or could I use a manual transmission? Hi, Oliver