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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

Stanford team develops efficient electrochemical cells for CO2 conversion

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1 ), low cell voltages, and high single-pass CO conversion, leading directly to concentrated product streams. Our results suggest that CO GDE electrolysis is viable for C 2+ synthesis and highlight a substantial advantage of CO over CO 2 GDE electrolysis, where high rates have required low single-pass conversions. Prior to this work, the combination of a high electrolysis rate, high CO conversion, and concentrated product streams had not been achieved.

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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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First conversion of a slow-speed marine diesel engine to operate on ethane as a fuel

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ABS has confirmed the successful conversion of a slow-speed marine diesel engine to operate on ethane as a fuel. Conversions Fuels Ports and Marine

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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.

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

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

A Conversation

Revenge of the Electric Car

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Columbia University engineers make breakthrough in understanding electroreduction of CO2 for conversion to electrofuels

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Recent research in electrocatalytic CO 2 conversion points the way to using CO 2 as a feedstock and renewable electricity as an energy supply for the synthesis of different types of fuel and value-added chemicals such as ethylene, ethanol, and propane. Understanding the nature of the first reaction intermediate is a critical step toward commercialization of the electrocatalytic CO 2 conversion to useful chemicals.

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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

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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S. Korean researchers develop new catalytic pathway for direct conversion of CO2 to liquid hydrocarbon fuels

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Proposed carbon capture and utilization (CCU) system based on catalytic CO 2 conversion to liquid hydrocarbon fuels with hydrogen supplied from solar water splitting. Hence, this report focuses on the catalytic CO 2 -to-liquid fuel conversion (CO 2 FT synthesis) with renewable H 2.

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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

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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Berkeley Lab copper catalyst yields high-efficiency CO2-to-fuels conversion

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What we know is that this unique structure provides a beneficial chemical environment for CO2 conversion to multicarbon products,” he said. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Climate Change Fuels

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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.

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

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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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

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

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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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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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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An Easy EV Conversion Kit For People

Open Source Civic EV Kit

After spending the past year and a half converting a Porsche 914 to an electric vehicle, I decided to expand my horizons by designing an open-source electric vehicle (EV) conversion kit for a commonly used car. What about the person who tinkers in their garage who drives like the typical person ( With that in mind, I sorted through the electric conversions over at EVAlbum and found several cars that you could purchase for under $2,000 on the local Craigslist classified listings.

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EV Conversion: Why Keep The Transmission?

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Everyone seems to be keeping the transmission in their electric car conversions. I don't get it. If I upscale the motor why can't I lose the transmission