MG Midget Electric Car Conversion Kit?

Electric Cars are for Girls

I am ready to rip apart my MG Midget to convert it to electric. Which kit is recommended for this type of vehicle, and what would the cost/availability

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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. The intention is to create detailed designs and directions so that anyone who has a garage and is moderately proficient with hand-tools can convert their car to an EV. Unfortunately, these kits are for much older vehicles like the Porsche 914 and the VW Rabbit.

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Are There Electric Car Conversion Kits?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Is there an electric car conversion kit where a person can make their own electric car? It's what I would do myself if I were converting Hi, Paul - Sure!

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Which AC electric car conversion kit?

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

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KIT presenting modular battery concept for electric bus

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Source: KIT. At the upcoming IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will present a modular battery concept for the efficient operation of an electric bus; an electric city bus demonstrator will illustrate the concept. Source: KIT.

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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. The complete bioliq process (Biomass to Liquid Karlsruhe) comprises four stages ( earlier post ): Flash pyrolysis at decentralized plants converts dry residual biomass—that arises in a widely distributed manner and possesses a low energy content—into a substance of high energy density similar to crude oil.

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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.

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Volkswagen to invest ~$1.2B in Zwickau plant to convert to pure e-mobility facility; MEB-based EVs

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billion) into its Zwickau, Germany plant to convert it into a pure-play e-mobility facility. All in all, the new modular electric drive kit will allow Volkswagen to offer vehicles ranging from the compact A segment to 7-seaters in the B segment. As part of a projected €22.8

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Let My People Convert! - The A123 Challenge

Plugs and Cars

Les Goldman wants you to convert (your hybrid.) They've been converting some cars back east, working out the kinks. Hybrid drivers in California could finally actually get their hybrid converted. Let the people convert! Easy as 123.

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

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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. Conversions can be completed in about one day and the kit is covered by a three-year warranty.

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

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The Wes Amelie project was really a pioneering moment in the European container-feeder market and shows clearly that existing MAN engines can be converted to LNG operation with a tremendous effect on exhaust emissions and the environment. the leading American marine-transportation group, contracted MAN PrimeServ to convert the North Star and Midnight Sun to dual-fuel operation on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Reflections on Converting a 914 to an EV

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Many things have passed through my mind over the past year and a half while converting this vehicle. Here goes (in no particular order): Things That Went Well During the Conversion The 914 AC kit from Electro Automotive is a good one. I modified the wiring in the original 914 AC kit (as suggested by Paul Jorg) to turn on the regen when the brake lights came on instead of controlling regen by releasing the accelerator pedal. The CCPower C400 DC/DC converter kept dying on me.

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$55,000 Kit To Build Electric Camaro Offered By GM

Green Car Reports

Home-converting a car to electric power would be so easy were it not for all those inconvenient drivetrain parts you have to remove. It's like carmakers didn't think of what people might want to do with their cars--engine, gearbox, exhaust, filters, fuel tanks--they're all just lumps of metal getting in the way of a proper powertrain. A new

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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. The Province of British Columbia announced that it is supporting plug-in electric vehicles with an investment of $400,000 to convert up to 40 vehicles in a joint venture with Municipalities in BC

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New high-resolution time-to-digital converter from ams offers better object detection and avoidance for LiDAR

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ams AG , a leading provider of high performance sensor solutions and analog ICs, has launched a new version of its market-leading time-to-digital converter (TDC) offering improved speed and precision together with low power consumption. The TDC-GPX2 is an integrated four-channel converter IC offering single-measurement resolution of up to 20psrms per channel in normal mode.

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Omnitek receives EPA approval for 12L diesel-to-natural gas converted Mack E7 engine

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Omnitek will offer 100% dyno-tested “drop-in” ready converted engines, configured for quick installation. There is significant pent up demand for converting the popular Mack E7 engine model to natural gas. Furthermore, we look forward to finalizing the development of the Detroit Diesel Series 60 and Caterpillar C15 engine conversion kits. Omnitek Engineering Corp.

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Axion Power receives order from ePower for PbC batteries to convert 10 Class 8 trucks to series hybrids

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received an order from privately held ePower Engine Systems LLC for PbC batteries and management systems required to convert 10 Class 8 trucks from standard internal combustion engines (ICE) to series diesel electric hybrid drive train systems utilizing ePower’s proprietary technology. At ePower’s current specifications, each conversion kit system requires 56 PbC batteries and the PbC battery management system (BMS). Axion Power International, Inc.

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Cheap Electric Car Conversion Possible?

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

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Leo Motors, Inc. Completes Successful Tests for Converted Midsize Highway Electric Vehicles

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The converted Kia achieved speeds of 100 mph and a range of 150 miles on a single charge, going from zero to sixty mph in six seconds. According to the company, cars can be converted to electric vehicles for real world use both for high-speed highway and city traffic. Leo’s “kit” consists of a 60 kW water-cooled AC motor with controller, a 30 kWh or a 16 kWh lithium polymer power pack with multi-battery management system (BMS), and charger. Korea-based Leo Motors , Inc.

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Different Electric Car Motor Ideas

Electric Cars are for Girls

I am thinking of converting my 89 Honda Civic s/w to an all electric power driven system. I really don't want to go to a kit.

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Omnitek Engineering Forms Joint Venture in Peru to Convert Diesel Engines to Natural Gas

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Omnitek Engineering Corporation has formed a joint venture with local partners in Peru to convert diesel engines to operate on natural gas, as well as provide services to re-power diesel trucks and buses utilizing Omnitek’s natural gas engines. There are an estimated 500,000 heavy-duty engines in Peru that could be potentially converted to operate on natural gas, Funk said.

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Electric Aircraft Conversion

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

steam/ev hybrid

DIY Electric Car

I''m new to the ev world but my idea was to eleminate the batteries.start with a vw beetle, put a 50 hp or more electric motor kit (sold for 3k to 7.5k). Now instead of batteries arrange the front end to fit a two stroke engine (two strokes are easiest to convert to steam) running a generator head with enough current to power the 50 hp motor.

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EV "Buddy Batteries" - Series and Parallel

Electric Cars are for Girls

I have a 94 Metro I am planning to convert to EV. I planning to get a 72V kit for the conversion. Can I use 6 12V batteries in this sequence

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Aloha Friday

DIY Electric Car

I'm converting the front to disc. Earlier this week the VW adapter from Rebirth Auto arrived, so I ordered a lightened flywheel and a clutch kit in order to keep the assembly moving along. Today was constructive - I cut the rear off the body, cleaned and painted the transmission, and painted the new front spindles and rear drums. I also received the "unused" Curtis 1231C-8601 from a fellow Ebayer at a great price.

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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).

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New DC-DC here and Tranny Fluid Too

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I let out a major sigh of relief today when the new Iota DC-DC converter showed up today along with the synthetic transmission fluid that ElectroAuto said they would send me. EVParts.com sells it as a DC-DC converter for many of their electric vehicle conversion kits.

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Switching Gears and Moving On

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I really appreciated the high-quality parts and detailed instructions provided by Electro Automotive with their 914 kit. You probably won't see much more activity on this blog in the upcoming months as I focus on developing an open-source EV kit for a '92-'95 Honda Civic. I hope this blog has helped many people convert their own 914s and save them time.

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Christmas Time!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

On minor disappointment is that the cable supplied in the kit is #2 gauge cable. I suppose the AC kit doesn't require as much current as the DC kit, but I'll take all the efficiency I can get at this point. YeeHaw! The crate from Electro Automotive finally showed up.

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Compact pilot plant for solar to liquid fuels production

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A microstructured, chemical reactor—the key component of the plant—converts the hydrogen produced from solar power together with carbon dioxide into liquid fuels. 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.

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More Wiring and ACK, It Doesn't Fit!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Here's a front view with the DC-DC converter. WARNING: The instructions provide direction for a different DC-DC converter with the "input" and "output" terminals swapped left-to-right from the DC-DC converter that comes with the AC kit.

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Opinions and Rants

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I lost much sleep last night obsessing about how I could fix the DC-DC converter and, as a result, I was very tired and had an irritable day. I find out this morning from Ross Cunniff (who also recently completed the 914 AC kit), that he has had ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS with his CCPower DC-DC converter. Since I finished the first kit, Electro Auto didn't want to replace my unit because they wanted me to find out more information before I simply blew up another one.

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Forcing a Fit and Letting Sparks Fly

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

In the process of attaching cables to the auxiliary battery, I got a click from the key-switch relay on the right and the DC-DC converter turned on (red light). Also, the instructions for the DC kit may not apply to the AC kit.

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Rob Connelly's Front Battery Racks

Open Source Civic EV Kit

There's not much special about this project other than I'm trying to collect the information together into an open-source kit. I also received a note from David Harrington, who is converting a 6th gen Civic (1996) at civicity.blogspot.com and is making good progress.

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Playing with Google Sketchup

Open Source Civic EV Kit

These are modeled after the boxes from the Porsche 914 EV I converted awhile ago with a kit from Electro Automotive. I thought I would take the afternoon to see if I could draw some battery boxes with Google Sketchup. I was surprised by how easy the program was to use.

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Picking Your Dream Car for Conversion

DIY Electric Car

So I am converting a 1984 Pontiac Fiero, well you may ask your self why? So your almost there, ready to take the plunge as well to convert a car from gas to electric or maybe you dino drinker is on its last legs and is going to need to be replaced soon. Well you can replace one dino drinker with another or plan ahead and take a few months to convert another dino drinker to electric just in time to replace your ailing car. Most conversion kits go for about $5000.00 - $8000.00.

Going to the Portland Better Living Show

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

He's documented much of the work needed to get a fifth generation ('92-'95) Civic converted to electric. This is one of the prime candidates for the open-source vehicle conversion kit I'd like to work on, so there's lots of information to leverage Yesterday was a long day.

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EV Toolbox

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Emergency Equipment cable cutters small fire extinguisher (for electrical fires) Repair Tools Haynes manual for electrical diagrams digital multimeter wire crimper and extra pink,blue,yellow quick-connect crimps two battery wrenches wrapped in electrical tape electrical tape extra cable lugs and hammer-based crimp tool medium hammer LED headlamp extra fuses (DC-DC converter anyone?)

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Wiring up the Front Compartment

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Here is the 9-in-1 wire for the AC kit pulled through the grommet between the passenger compartment and the fuel compartment. WARNING: the DC kit instructions call for 1/4"-20 x 1/2" bolts to hold on the DC-DC converter; however, the holes actually take 10-32 x 3/8" bolts instead.

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DC-DC Installed and New Brake Parts

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

In was eager to get the new DC-DC converter installed so I left work a bit early and got to work so I could still drive the car to breakfast with my girlfriend tomorrow morning. The DC-DC converter fits rather nicely in the old space. The new converter is dead silent.

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