Electric Car Facts and FAQ

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Electric car facts and frequently asked questions from the e-mail bag. There's no such thing as a dumb question

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Alphabet Soup: Electric Car Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Wondering about all those strange letters of the electric car world? I'm about to explain them

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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 Car Conversion Kits

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Wondering where the best places are to get electric car conversion kits? Here are a few of my favorites

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Electric Car Charging: We Can Do This!

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So you've got a new (or new to you) electric car. Welcome to the world of electric car charging What are you going to do when your battery runs low?

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First of 130 Solaris electric buses deployed in Warsaw

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The first of 130 Solaris electric buses ( earlier post ), a Solaris Urbino 18 electric bus, no. Since the beginning of the year, Warsaw has been delivered electric buses under the contract that Solaris secured in July last year. Bus Electric (Battery

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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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Building an Electric Dragster

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Looking to put a EV dragster together for bracket racing. I currently have a dragster front half and was wondering where to start to figure what motor

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Electric Vehicle Insurance

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Please let me know which companies are willing to provide insurance for an EV converted car, in the greater Toronto area. Thank you, Doru Hi, Doru

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Neighborhood Electric Cars

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Neighborhood electric cars like the Zenn, high-speed three-wheeled electric cars, and low-speed electric vehicles all fit here

Used Electric Cars

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For the first time in around 80 years, it is possible in many parts of the world to buy a used electric car

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BMW Electric Car: The i3

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The BMW electric car offering from BMW group is called the i3, and wow, it is really a head-turner

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Electric Vehicle - Buyers Guide

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The Electric Vehicle market is full of new terminology and concepts. Why go electric? Different types of Electric Vehicles. Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles. - - - - - - - -. Electric Vehicles | charge2drive.com.

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Diesel Hybrid Electric Pickup Conversion Possible?

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I would like to do either a hybrid CNG or hybrid electric conversion I have a 2007 Ford F250 crew cab with a diesel powertrain and four wheel drive.

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The electricity in gasoline

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I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year. And that doesn't include the electricity used in oil extraction and pumping. petroleum oil refineries Big Oil battery electric ca

Electric Car History

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Ever wonder about electric car history, and how the gasmobile ate up the electric car's market in the US

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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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Hyundai Motor introduces electric double-decker bus

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In Seoul, Hyundai Motor unveiled an electric double-decker bus—a first of its kind for Hyundai, and part of the company’s effort to help reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. The large electric double-decker bus is 12,990 mm long and 3,995 mm high.

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@LATimes Charles Fleming’s Hit Piece On Electric Cars Reveals His Own Epic Ineptness. #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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More than 100 Blue Bird electric school buses have been ordered so far; Cummins electric drive

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More than 100 electric school buses, powered by a Cummins fully electric drivetrain, have been ordered to date from Blue Bird Corporation, a school bus manufacturer highly focused on alternative fuel technologies. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty

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Military Truck Electric Conversion to Rat Rod!

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I want to pull the engine, tranny, and bed off my M35A2, shorten the frame a bit, leave the 3 axle configuration, and convert this thing to a rat rod

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Building a Electric Land Rover

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I'm looking to build a EV Land Rover using a 90 kw motor. It is my first time doing this and I'm doing it as a personal project. I would like some advice

Top 7 Best, Classy and Fastest Electric Cars In Today?s World

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However, modern engineering has been able to change this notion by introducing the fastest electric cars. Why make electric cars? Electric cars in the long run can be cheaper. Instead of being dependent on gas, cars make use of electricity that can power your vehicle.

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CASE unveils first fully electric backhoe loader: the 580 EV

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CASE Construction Equipment introduced “Project Zeus”: the 580 EV, the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader. Electric motors, on the other hand, have instantaneous torque and peak torque available at every operating speed. Electric (Battery) Off-road

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Electric VTOL company Lilium completes $240M funding round

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Lilium, the Munich-based aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft for regional air mobility ( earlier post ), completed an internal funding round worth more than $240 million. Aviation Electric (Battery) Urban Air Mobility

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Electric Motor Torque and Gear Ratio

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I am wondering what the torque I can expect out of a generic forklift motor would be. I just acquired a Ford Ranger that I'm going to convert. I was

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First DAF CF Electric refuse collection truck delivered to ROVA

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As part of a field test comprising four comparable vehicles, the first DAF CF Electric 6x2 refuse collection truck has entered operations with Dutch public waste disposal firm ROVA. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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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 Truck: Rivian is Growing on Me

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Dreaming of an electric truck, but stuck driving an electric granny mobile (or luxury sedan) instead? Don't worry, you don't have to wait for Tesla

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Renault Trucks starts serial production of its electric trucks

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electric trucks ( earlier post ) in its Blainville-sur-Orne plant in Normandy. Various facilities have been installed in the Blainville-sur-Orne industrial site to manufacture the electric models. building is now entirely dedicated to technical operations relating to electric vehicles.

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Wright Electric begins motor development program for 186-seat electric aircraft; 1.5MW motor, 3 kV inverter

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Wright Electric announced the start of its electric propulsion development program for its flagship 186-seat electric aircraft, named Wright 1. MW electric motor and inverter at 3 kilovolts. Aviation Electric (Battery) Motors Power Electronics

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DAF delivers first electric truck to Jumbo

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DAF Trucks delivered its first fully electric truck to Dutch supermarket chain, Jumbo. The CF Electric was developed in a joint venture between DAF and VDL ( earlier post ), and will be used by Jumbo to supply its supermarkets in the south of the Netherlands.

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Two Fuso eCanter electric trucks delivering mail in Dublin; 150 delivered globally

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Two FUSO eCanter electric trucks are now operating in the Irish capital Dublin for the country’s post service An Post. The electric drive system carries a motor (maximum output: 129 kW; maximum torque: 390 N·m) and six high-voltage (with each 420 V and 13.8

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@LATimes The Real News Is The More Expensive Gasoline Is The More Electric Cars Get Sold. #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Zero Electric Motorcycle

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Interview with Brandon Nozaki Miller about his light, fast, Zero electric motorcycle

Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum

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The Historic Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum in Kingman, Arizona adds to its collection

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Mercedes-Benz upgrades eVito Tourer electric van

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Mercedes-Benz has upgraded its popular Vito mid-size van, including the electric eVito Tourer version ( earlier post ). The electric drivetrain (eATS) powers the front wheels with a peak output of 150 kW (90 kW sustained) and 362 N·m of torque. Electric (Battery

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VW Commercial Vehicles unveils e-BULLI; electric T1

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Equipped with the drive system components of the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles, the concept vehicle is based on a T1 Samba Bus produced in 1966 and comprehensively restored. The combination of the high-end classic and high-tech electric vehicle will be available to buy for real.

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Electric Motorcycle Racing Fundraiser

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You can support the Electric Cowboy in his quest for a new landspeed record on his electric motorcycle! And get a handwritten thank you note, too:

Electric Volvo Crash Test

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Looks like the Electric Volvo C30 comes out great in the offset 40 mph crash test. Good thing, since it's packing 440 volts. Watch

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New electric motor could eliminate transmissions

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It isn’t just batteries that are making big strides in electric cars. Several companies are also striving to make electric motors more efficient and powerful. youtube electric motors

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Bogotá orders 379 electric buses from BYD

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BYD will provide the Colombian capital of Bogotá with a fleet of 379 pure electric buses, in a deal awarded by the capital’s TransMilenio SA mass transport authority. Globally, BYD buses, taxis and other electric vehicles are present in more than 300 cities, 50 countries and regions.

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Lion Electric launches battery-electric Class 8 urban truck

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Canada-based Lion Electric Co. Lion) has unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck this morning. The electric motor delivers up to 350 kW and 3,500 N·m of torque. Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty

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