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

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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

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

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Omnitek has developed a kit that can be used to convert the globally popular Mercedes diesel engines OM904 and OM906 into natural gas engines. Omnitek’s proprietary diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kit is used for bus and truck applications, as well as stationary applications.

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MG Midget Electric Car Conversion Kit?

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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

Are There Electric Car Conversion Kits?

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Let My People Convert! - The A123 Challenge

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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.

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.

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.

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

GM to acquire Cruise Automation to accelerate autonomous vehicle development

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The three-year old startup developed an aftermarket kit allowing buyers to convert certain cars into autonomous vehicles for highway driving. General Motors is acquiring three-year-old start-up Cruise Automation to add Cruise’s deep software talent and rapid development capability to further accelerate GM’s development of autonomous vehicle technology. Fortune reported from an unidentified source “close to the situation” that the deal is valued at “north of $1 billion.”.

Audi and partners advancing intelligent laser adaptive headlights; Matrix Laser technology

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This mirror redirects the blue laser light to a converter, which converts it to white light and projects it onto the road.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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Friction-reducing measures include a variable speed water pump, a clutched air compressor, low-viscosity oil and an improved cylinder kit. DTNA’s SuperTruck was unveiled at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. Click to enlarge.

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Porsche introducing new Panamera 4 E-hybrid PHEV at Paris Show

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Porsche sees this new type of “E-Performance”—more power, more driving fun, lower fuel consumption—as the performance kit of the future. This transmission replaces the eight-speed automatic torque converter transmission on the predecessor model.

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Different Electric Car Motor Ideas

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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.

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

Cheap Electric Car Conversion Possible?

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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

Toyota goes all hybrid for Frankfurt Motor Show; Yaris Hybrid-R concept, fuel cell update

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TMG’s upgrade kit included racing exhaust and catalytic converter system, shorter final drive gear, motorsport suspension with adapted springs and adjustable ride height. Teaser sketch of Yaris Hybrid-R concept. Click to enlarge.

Porsche launches new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid with new gen hybrid module; more e-range, better performance

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Porsche sees this new type of “E-Performance” as the performance kit of the future. This transmission replaces the eight-speed automatic torque converter transmission on the predecessor model.

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EV "Buddy Batteries" - Series and Parallel

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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

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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Volkswagen unveils I.D. EV concept; 1st MEB-based vehicle, to launch in 2020; up to 373 miles

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will be the first Volkswagen built off the Modular Electric Drive kit (MEB). MEB—Modularer Elektrifizierungsbaukasten (“Modular Electric Drive kit”)—was conceived to support the development of a family of pure electric vehicles within brands and across the Group.

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Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupé plug-in makes its European debut; showcasing the MQB

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The CrossBlue Coupé—based off the Volkswagen Group’s MQB architecture (the Group’s modular assembly kit for vehicles with transverse-mounted engines)—features a transverse-mounted turbocharged direct-injection (TSI) 220 kW (295 hp) 3.0L

steam/ev hybrid

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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.

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

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Six research institutions and seven industrial partners from Europe will participate in the new BioBoost project, aimed at converting residual biomass into energy carriers for the production of high-quality and engine-compatible fuels and chemicals as well as for the generation of electricity and heat. The project, coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), will start in early 2012. In the next stage, the energy-rich intermediate product is converted.

Cabot using field natural gas to power fracking equipment in PA

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We are already converting our vehicle fleet and currently have a drilling rig using natural gas as well, so the next step is to utilize the technology on a hydraulic fracturing site. In order to operate using natural gas, FTSI’s mobile pressure pumping unit at the site was retrofitted with a Dynamic Gas Blending (DGB) kit from Caterpillar.

Aloha Friday

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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.

Leyden Energy providing Li-ion cells with imide electrolyte for electric Dream Car

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SSI Racing’s use of Leyden Energy’s cylindrical battery cells in SSI Racing’s Dream Car—a converted 1965 coupe—will be the first time that Leyden Energy’s cylindrical form factor will be deployed in an electric vehicle. Also on display at the Grand Prix was the E2/SSI Electric Conversion Kit featuring the E2 drive train and the new Interchangeable Leyden Battery Module, which is designed to be utilized in a number of different configurations for cars and small trucks.

Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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The hybrid power control unit integrates two motor control units (traction motor and hybrid starter generator) and DC converter are all in the same package.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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The hybrid power control unit integrates two motor control units (traction motor and hybrid starter generator) and DC converter are all in the same package.

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How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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We Promote PHEV Conversion Programs: First CalCars in 2004, then a number of aftermarket companies, have converted over 200 cars — at first most were for fleets, but more and more are going to individual owners. CalCars converted Priuses into a PRIUS+ at the 2006 and 2007 Maker Faire s.

Volkswagen Group shows 3 hydrogen fuel cell concepts at LA Show: Audi A7 Sportback h-tron; Golf Sportwagen HyMotion; Passat HyMotion

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Put another way, the fuel cell technology is being developed so as to work as components in the MQB (transverse) kit, the development of which is led by the Volkswagen brand, and the MLB (longitudinal) kit being driven by Audi. Audi A7 Sportback h-tron. Click to enlarge.

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.