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

Omnitek develops diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits for Mercedes OM904/OM906

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Diesel to natural gas conversion system. Omnitek has developed a kit that can be used to convert the globally popular Mercedes diesel engines OM904 and OM906 into natural gas engines. The conversion steps entail: Disassembling original engine. Conversion in progress.

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KIT researchers develop fluoride-ion batteries; potential for much higher energy densities than conventional Li-ion batteries

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Researchers from the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) have developed and demonstrated secondary (i.e., Metal fluorides may be applied as conversion materials in lithium-ion batteries.

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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

Electric Car Conversion Kit for F150

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Would you know if there are conversion kits thatI have a 2001 Ford F-150 that gets driven only a couple times a month, and for less then 50 miles.

Which AC electric car conversion kit?

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I want an AC electric car conversion. I am planning on converting a RWD car, possibly mid-engine, and was having difficulty finding

An Easy EV Conversion Kit For People

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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.

Linde pilot testing dry reforming process to generate syngas from CO2 and methane for production of fuels and chemicals

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Post-compression of syngas with high CO contents is technically not an easy task, notes Linde development partner Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Catalysts Fuels Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Natural Gas

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Build Your Own Electric Car

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

Software Upgrade to Prius PHEV NiMH Conversion Kit Enables All-Electric Driving At Up to 70mph

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Poway, California-based Plug In Conversions Corp. kWh NiMH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (until the battery pack is depleted) in a converted Prius. Tags: Conversions Plug-ins

Ikea invests in hybrid-vehicle builder XL Hybrids

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XL Hybrids carved its niche in the vehicle-electrfication segment by offering hybrid conversion kits for regular gasoline-powered vans, commercial trucks, and pickups. Thus far, the Boston-based start-up has found success and a recent round of venture capital funding raised another $22 million. Notably, Swedish furniture company Ikea Group. mild hybrid Investment 48-Volt mild hybrid

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Chance to turn your van hybrid

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The company is offering a hybrid drive retrofit kit for panel vans – a proprietary system that can be fitted in less than four [.]. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Ashwoods Automotive hybrid panel vans hybrid van conversions hybrid vans If you would love to drive a hybrid van but don’t have the money to just go out and buy a new vehicle then UK-based Ashwoods Automotive may have the solution.

BioBoost project targets conversion of biomass into intermediate energy carriers for subsequent conversion into fuels, chemicals, power and heat

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The project, coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), will start in early 2012. The BioBoost project concentrates on dry and wet residual biomass and wastes as feedstock for de-centralized conversion by fast pyrolysis, catalytic pyrolysis and hydrothermal carbonization to the intermediate energy carriers oil, coal or slurry. Funding granted to KIT will amount to nearly €1 million (US$1.3

Ashwoods Launches Hybrid Drive Retrofit Kit for Light Vans and Stop-Start Retrofit Kit

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UK-based Ashwoods Automotive , a provider of hybrid-electric vans and hybrid drive systems, is offering a hybrid drive retrofit kit for panel vans. Tags: Conversions Hybrids The Ashwoods Hybrid Drive System Layout. Click to enlarge. The proprietary system can be fitted in less than four hours and delivers a reduction in fuel consumption from 15-25%, depending upon the vehicle’s drive cycle.

MTSU group seeking to commercialize new wheel motor plug-in hybrid retrofit kit

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A prototype plug-in hybrid retrofit kit is applied to a research vehicle’s rear wheels. Conversions Hybrids Plug-insAfter switching on the traction motors, the vehicle fuel economy increased from 50–100%. Click to enlarge.

REV Becomes First Hymotion Dealer in Canada; Offers L5 Conversion Kit for Prius

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REV, a Vancouver, Canada company that converts Ford fleet vehicles into highway capable battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles ( earlier post ), has become the first Hymotion plug-in conversion kit dealer in Canada. It is now offering the Hymotion L5 plug-in conversion system for Toyota Prius owners in BC.

Cheap Electric Car Conversion Possible?

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for a kit while anotherWhat 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

Electric Aircraft Conversion

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I have a small kit aircraft that I would like to convert to electric motor power. This aircraft is basically a sight seeing aircraft and flight

Electric Car Conversion like a Tesla

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I'm interested in a full electric conversion, AC motor,lithium batteries, controller, etc. Do you know of a company that sells such a kit or have a

ALTe Powertrain and Inmatech form JV for hybrid electric storage devices; Li-ion cells, supercaps, and control electronics

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By combining their respective key competencies of both companies, the partners say the joint venture will enable quick market penetration with a leading performance product at significantly reduced cost, providing robust technology in ALTe’s plug-in hybrid electric powertrain kits while allowing the joint venture to provide HES devices to the automotive and grid infrastructure markets. Batteries Conversions Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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Creative Greenius is EV Driven

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Open Source Civic EV Kit. Porsche 914 EV Conversion. I am very excited to announce my participation in the launch of. We are an on-line community of people who are passionate about Electric Vehicles and we’re not shy about it.

KIT study finds extraordinarily cold Arctic stratospheric winter enhanced ozone degradation above the Arctic

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Extraordinarily cold temperatures in the stratosphere during the winter of 2010/2011 caused the most massive destruction of the ozone layer above the Arctic so far, according to a study by climate researchers at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). Figure: IMK-ASF, KIT) Click to enlarge.

KIT’s fast biomass pyrolysis to liquids bioliq plant produces first gasoline

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Dahmen, KIT/IKFT. The synthesis stage of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s (KIT’s) multi-stage bioliq pilot plant has begun operation and has produced biogasoline. This four-staged bioliq process developed by KIT accounts for the fact that straw and other biogenous residues have a low energy density and arise in a widely distributed manner. The remaining investment costs are borne by KIT and its industry partner Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH.

CA Energy Commission awarding Wrightspeed $5.789M grant for retrofit range-extended electric powertrain for medium-duty commercial vehicles

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Wrightspeed made its first conversion kit for the Isuzu NPR. Conversions Fleets Hybrids Plug-insWrightspeed’s Geared Traction Drive integrates an electric motor, a two-speed gear box and an inverter. Source: Wrightspeed. Click to enlarge.

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Landi Renzo Developing Dual-Fuel CNG/Diesel Retrofit Kit for Light Vehicles

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Landi Renzo SpA is developing a dual-fuel CNG/diesel conversion kit for light-duty vehicles. The new kit is a result of multi-variable optimization, addressing identified performance issues including injection timing and boost control using tools like combustion fluid dynamics (CFD). The cost will be similar to standard CNG kits, Ceccarini said. NGV Global News.

Picking Your Dream Car for Conversion

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Picking Your Dream Car for Conversion. Try to do a gas to electric conversion not restoration unless it?s If money is tight and you have the room you can stretch the conversion out even further and like everything else things (parts and pieces) will come your way, just think positive. Most conversion kits go for about $5000.00 - $8000.00. So I am converting a 1984 Pontiac Fiero, well you may ask your self why? A Fiero.

UPS, NYSERDA project to convert UPS diesel delivery trucks to electric; UES 225 kW switched reluctance motor

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UPS and Unique Electric Solutions LLC (UES LLC) will design, build, test and make the conversions. NYSERDA is providing $500,000 in funding to develop and test the conversion system. uniqueEV can be provided as a kit or as a complete chassis for use on existing vehicles or new builds.

ALTe Developing Series Plug-in Hybrid Powertrains for Conversion and OEM Applications

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A Bloomfield, Michigan startup is developing light- and medium-duty series plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain systems—initially as conversions, but ultimately extending to an OEM basis. With fleet mileage, ALTe projects ROI on a conversion in less than two years.

Omnitek selects DD 12.7L Series 60 and Cat C15 engine models for diesel-to-gas conversion project at Port of Seattle

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L Detroit Diesel Series 60 and the Caterpillar C15 engine models for the beginning of the second phase of a Puget Sound Clean Air Agency pilot project , which includes the development of diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits for these engine models and obtaining Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval. Conversions Engines High Octane Fuels Natural Gas Omnitek Engineering Corporation has selected the 12.7

US hybrid conversion company raises $2 million

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XL Hybrids , a startup that offers a hybrid conversion system for large fleet vehicles such as vans or Lincoln Town Cars, has raised $2 million in new funding and signed an agreement with Ashwoods Automotive in the UK, the producers of the retrofit kit. XL has adapted Ashwoods’ kit for use in sedans that will travel US roads, with light-duty vans to follow soon. Boston Globe.

SOLETAIR project produces first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar power and atmospheric CO2

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Project partners include INERATEC, a spinoff of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), VTT Technical Research Center of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT). Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Fuels Solar fuels

MAN Diesel & Turbo to convert 3 more coastal container ships to LNG

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Wessels Reederei signed a letter of intent with MAN Diesel & Turbo regarding the conversion of three of its fleet to dual-fuel gas operation. The retrofit enables dual-fuel operation and is the first such conversion of its type. MAN Diesel & Turbo reports that the dual-fuel conversion has enabled the Wes Amelie to reduce its SO x emissions by >99%, NO x by approximately 90%, and CO 2 by up to 20%. TOTE ro-ro conversion in the US. Conversions LNG Ports and Marine

Protean Electrics retrofitted through-the-road plug-in hybrid van showing significant fuel economy gains

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Protean Electric outfitted the front-wheel-drive Vivaro with a through-the-road hybrid conversion kit of two Protean Electric PD-18 motors attached to the rear axle. Conversions Hybrids Plug-insProtean Electric’s through-the-road hybrid van. Click to enlarge.

Compact pilot plant for solar to liquid fuels production

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This reactor was developed by KIT. The compact plant was developed to maturity and is now being commercialized by KIT spin-off INERATEC. KIT, INERATEC, and VTT plan to extend their cooperation. and “Neo-Carbon Energy,” work will focus on the investigation and development of innovative energy systems based on renewable energy sources, novel storage technologies, and the conversion of renewable energies into chemical energy carriers.

Electric Bike Technologies and AllCell Technologies partner on Li-ion batteries for e-bike conversions

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Electric Bike Technologies LLC (makers of the E-BikeKit electric bike conversion kit) and AllCell Technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding jointly to promote and to sell lithium-ion batteries for use in electric bike conversions. A central objective of the partnership is to displace imported batteries, the high failure rates of which have hampered the industry, according to the partners.

Plug-in Prius conversion hits 70mph

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If that’s your theory then you may have to re-evaluate after Ponway, California-based Plug-In Conversions Corp (PICC) completed a software upgrade conversion kit that enables all-electric mode driving at up to 70mph in a converted Prius. Previous Prius Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle kits have been limited by Toyota programming to a top speed of 34mph in all-electric mode with some kits allowing speeds as fast as 52mph using “forced stealth&# mode.

Solar2fuel Project in Germany Pursuing Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 to Methanol for Engines or Fuel Cells

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Researchers from BASF, Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW), Heidelberg University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are seeking to develop a process for the photocatalytic conversion of CO 2 into methanol for use in fuel cells or internal combustion engines. Under these conditions, sunlight can be absorbed in the optimal range with the aid of organic dyes and supply energy for the conversion of carbon dioxide.

Canadian Electric Vehicles: Randy Holmquist

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Canadian Electric Vehicles of Errington, BC has the reputation of being one of the very best conversion shops. Randy Holmquist also sells conversion kits and builds the Might-e truck NEV

Alaska EV company seeking crowd-funding for low-volume production AWD electric roadster

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Bottom: This would not be the first time a La Bala kit was used as the basis for an EV. Shown is a conversion by Paul Pearson in 2008.

Open days to promote LPG savings

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The South Wales firm, formerly known as Autogas Worldwide will offer visitors the chance to test-drive state of the art LPG conversion kits [.]. Leading LPG experts, MintLPG are holding a a couple of open days to give motorists the chance to learn all about the economic and environmental benefits of running their cars on LPG. LPG Autogas learn low emission mintLPG open day South Wales