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Electric Cars are for Girls

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


KIT, Tongji cooperating on distributed validation of fuel cell vehicle electric drive systems

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Tongji University in Shanghai are researching standardizable methods for joint technology development in dispersed locations. Traditionally, a vehicle is developed according to the ideas of a manufacturer in accordance with the specific requirements and regulatory requirements in the respective target markets. —Professor Albert Albers, director of IPEK’s Institute for Product Development at KIT.

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Thoughts on the Kit and Belktronix System

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Before I forget all the stuff I've learned, I'd like to capture some thoughts about the Open-Source kit and my experience with the Belktronix system. Good points about the open-source Civic-Kit: I really appreciate keeping the clutch. It makes shifting much easier and makes the car feel like a regular vehicle Choosing AGM batteries was a great idea. With 350 EV miles on the car, I'm ramping down on fixing things and ramping up on commuting.

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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. Speaking at NGV 2010 in Rome on the topic of The Power of Dual-Fuel as part of the Dual-Fuel and Fuel Blends conference session, Daniele Ceccarini, Research and Development Manager, explained, “It is not a new idea. The cost will be similar to standard CNG kits, Ceccarini said. NGV Global News.

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A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

A Bright IDEA BY SARAH A. will be unveiling its IDEA, a 100 miles-per-gallon plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. For years now, inventors and sellers of electric car conversion kits have been blasting traditional automakers for not providing the 100 m.p.g. Now, of course, Bright Automotive is ready to unveil the IDEA, with the expectation it will have 50,000 ready for sale in 2013. Bright is planning to sell its IDEA to commercial businesses only.


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. Don''t know if it is posibble but would really like to get some info on it

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My 2007 Dream Project

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After seeing the movie Who Killed The Electric Car , I got the nutty idea earlier this year to purchase an all-electric vehicle to commute to work. Since I live in Portland, Oregon, I went to a meeting with the Oregon Electric Vehicle Association and found out about several companies that provided drop-in electric conversion kits for existing cars.

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More Delays

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Over the past few weeks I've been trying to contact the folks at Electro Automotive to get the status of the EV 914 kit. They finally responded last night and apparently they're completely buried under the demand for EV conversion kits. He got one of the earlier DC motor kits for the 914 from Electro Automotive. After listening to him, I get the idea that the biggest issue with these vehicles (no surprise) is maintaining battery health.

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Opinions and Rants

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

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. The 9" DC motor from ElectroAuto's kit 20 years ago provided more torque. Despite being listed as part of the kit, ElectroAuto provides no hardware (i.e.

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Germany’s AgiloBat project seeks flexible battery production in terms of format, material, quantities

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Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with partners at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) are developing an agile production system for batteries. —KIT President, Professor Holger Hanselka. —Professor Jürgen Fleischer, the project manager and head of the Institute for Production Technology (wbk) at KIT. Graphic: wbk, KIT).

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Going Back to U-Pull-It - Don't try this at Home

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I like the idea of using the TPS (throttle position sensor) on this instead of the PB-6 potbox that most people use in their EVs because I think the accelerator pedal feel will be much closer to the original. I ran the meeting for the Oregon Electric Vehicles Association last night and several people seemed interested in the open-source EV kit. Next up: organizing the civic-ev-kit Google group to get tasks lined up.

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Voltabox to supply battery systems to e-troFit for conversion of diesel buses to electric

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In the past fiscal year, e-troFit nominated Voltabox AG as the supplier of the battery unit for conversion kits for buses and trucks. Conversion Kit 1, to be distributed in the first step, contains a high-performance and modular Voltabox battery system consisting of modules with prismatic cells based on nickel manganese-cobalt (NMC) cell chemistry.

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Wiring up the Controller Harness

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Today, I installed the last kit piece that I have from Electro Automotive: the motor controller wiring harness. Just for grins, I plugged in the motor position indicator connector and inserted the main motor drive cable into the controller to get an idea what this thing might look like completed. At least this gives me an idea of what connections I'm dealing with. Well, that takes away my idea of a 20-mile extension cord to get to work.

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Hacking the Regen System and Fixing Acceleration

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

With my driving frustration, this seemed like a good idea. In the original kit instructions, the regen relay turns on the brake lights when the AC controller is in regen mode. I recommend this alteration to anyone using this kit! Well, today was a good day. I got word back from Azure Dynamics after they analyzed my acceleration logs and they pointed me to the EE2NoAccelBat variable. Mine was set to 136 volts.

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Proof-of-principle of cost-effective methane cracking technology for H2 production without CO2; 50% cleaner than SMR, comparable to electrolysis

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Researchers of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies ( IASS ) in Potsdam and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have achieved the proof-of-principle for a innovative technique to extract hydrogen (H 2 ) from methane (CH 4 ) without the formation of CO 2 as a byproduct. Methane cracking itself is not an entirely new idea: in the last two decades, many experiments in different institutions have been carried out that have proven its technical feasibility.

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Six start-ups move into Volkswagen Gläserne Manufaktur from fourth competition

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They will start work in the Gläserne Manufaktur in mid-May 2019, where they will be able to develop their ideas for market readiness with the support of Volkswagen and the business development team of Saxony’s capital, Dresden. At the end, the eleven teams presented their innovative ideas for future mobility, five of which won over the jury of eight experts at the start-up-pitch.

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Spaghetti Wiring

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After studying the AC kit diagrams and reading the motor controller documentation from Azure Dynamics, I think I understand a little better what all these relays and terminal strips are for. I tried to leave a space for the current shunt (between the two circle depressions), but I have no idea how big it actually is. Randy, another 914 EV AC kit customer is going to send me a few sketches so I can move things around, if necessary.

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Getting the EV Back to the Shop and Fixing Electrical Stuff

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

in the kit instructions), through a bolt connecting the large red wires, and then back to the ignition switch. Unless I come up with a better idea, I'll probably tie the hair-dryers directly to the 144 volt system through relays controlled by the rear-defroster pull-knob Just before noon, I drove with the ICE vehicle over to the 914, charged the accessory battery with jumper cables for about 20 minutes, then quickly drove the 914 back home to the garage for repairs.

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Honda opens Developer Studio for automotive apps

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The announcement comes on the heels of Google’s debut release of the Android Auto software developer kit (SDK), which allows Android developers to extend their apps to the in-vehicle environment. The goal is to help developers refine their ideas and accelerate the learning curve for newcomers to the automotive industry by encouraging them to consider “automotive grade” engineering principles, as well as driver safety and privacy from the start.

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Wall Street Report

Plug In Partners

Utilities are drawn to the idea of a car that plugs in at home. Bill Kwong, a spokesman for Toyota, says the company doesn't encourage buyers of its hybrids to use kits, made by some companies, that convert them into plug-ins, since "it cycles the batteries down way too deeply and shortens the life of the batteries." Coalition Turns On to 'Plug-In Hybrids' Utilities, Localities, DaimlerChrysler Give Traction to Professor's Drive For High Mileage By JOHN J.

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Volkswagen, BASF present “Science Award Electrochemistry” to Dr. Jennifer Rupp from MIT; solid-state batteries

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The winners of our Science Award are an excellent example of innovative and creative ideas in this field. The Science Dialog before the award ceremony at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) took place under the headline “Powering Electromobility: Challenges from Material to Production”. They also visited the Battery and Electrochemistry Laboratory BELLA in Karlsruhe, which has been funded equally by KIT and BASF SE since 2011.

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Let My People Convert! - The A123 Challenge

Plugs and Cars

A123 has an idea to cut through the difficulty of getting OEMs to make cars. Use the existing and growing base of hybrids, offer kits to authorized installers, and give ZEV credit to the original manufacturer in exchange for not killing the car's warranty. Les Goldman wants you to convert (your hybrid.) Easy as 123. So he proposed at the California Air Resources Board ZEV workshop on Tuesday. An ARB ZEV meeting is ordinarily a predictable affair.

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Ford launches app developer challenge to improve consumer understanding of personal fuel efficiency

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Participants will have access to Ford’s OpenXC connectivity research platform as a sandbox to create and test their ideas for the Personalized Fuel Efficiency Apps Challenge. OpenXC is an open-source platform developed by Ford for research applications, and consists of a software and hardware development kit that enables access to a wide array of vehicle data that may be used as inputs to apps.

Neste Oil joins aireg to promote the deployment of biofuels in aviation

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Among the current 29 members of aireg are oil companies, airlines, airplane and engine manufacturers, research institutions, and universities such as Total, Lufthansa, Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Technical University Munich (TUM), and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). We are expecting aireg to offer a platform for various players to come together to share ideas and develop plans for the industry to take the necessary steps towards significantly reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.

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Volkswagen to put MEB-based electric I.D. BUZZ microbus concept into production; Cargo variant too

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BUZZ, which is built off the Modular Electric Drive kit (MEB). BUZZ will incorporate many design ideas from the concept car, including multi-variable seating, interactive connectivity and highly automated driving. Volkswagen announced it will put the battery-electric I.D. BUZZ microbus concept into production. Volkswagen presented the concept at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Earlier post.)

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AM General and TARDEC partnering on autonomous driving vehicle; testing at West Point

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The West Point demonstration uses AM General’s vehicle to not only demonstrate an autonomy kit, but to highlight the idea of robotics for military and civilian use. AM General and the US Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) are partnering to develop and to demonstrate an autonomous driving vehicle that may revolutionize how soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, along with equipment and supplies, are transported inside US military facilities.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

Creative Greenius

Most have no idea. PICC) has completed a breakthrough software upgrade to its plug-in conversion kit that for the first time will allow all-electric mode driving at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in a converted Prius. Previous Prius conversion kits have been limited by Toyota programming to a top speed of 34 mph in all-electric mode. You read his take on the new PICC conversion kits and a whole lot more.

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

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The Yaris Hybrid-R is a concept car created as a showcase of possible ideas for the development of hybrid technology for maximum performance and increased driving pleasure, Toyota says. 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.

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Ford opening up Silicon Valley research lab

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An open attitude to new ideas is critical to solving the transportation, environmental and societal challenges we expect in the future. Open-source hardware and software developer kits: Working with New York City-based startup Bug Labs, Ford is launching OpenXC, a research platform that will allow developers to access key vehicle data in order to innovate cloud-based apps and services.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission , which regulates interstate transmission of electricity, is on board with the idea. February 17, 2009 7:03 am Link Smart Grid An Invaluable Idea Worldwide / Buildings could become the new power plants BRUSSELS ? The idea of self-sufficient cities is gaining currency in the European Union, which has set itself the ambitious task of cutting carbon dioxide (CO{-2}) emissions to one-fifth below 1990 levels by 2020 ?

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Main Page - EAA-PHEV

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

utilizing these ideas and instructions in an attempting to enhance national security, reduce gas consumption, vehicle "emissions", your carbon footprint, or smog, you do so at your own risk & peril. PiPrius : Open Source documentation and kits.


Cummins chooses Hythane OptiBlend system for retrofitting dual-fueled power on drilling rigs

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The Optiblend kit displaces diesel with natural gas (up to 70%) or other alternative fuels, without modifications to the internal components or the stock fuel management system. The idea that hydrogen could have the greatest environmental benefit when combined with conventional fossil fuels is a concept now referred to as “hydrogen leveraging.”.

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Aviat, Aviation Foundation unveil concept CNG-fueled single-engine aircraft

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Greg Herrick, president of the Aviation Foundation of America approached Aviat’s president in early 2013 with the idea of building an aircraft to demonstrate the advantages natural gas can offer general aviation aircraft. manufactures the Husky, Pitts Special and complete kits for the Eagle biplane. Aviat Husky CNG. Click to enlarge. Airplane manufacturer Aviat Aircraft, Inc. and Minneapolis-based Aviation Foundation of America, Inc.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

People are scared that they’ll get stuck and have no way of charging the batteries, hey I have an idea why not build a wind turbine on the roof that way as you drive the turbine spins and charges the battery. April 18, 2009 3:46 pm Link The Volt is a great idea and it looks magnificent, but they are out of their minds.!!! Tony: “hey I have an idea why not build a wind turbine on the roof that way as you drive the turbine spins and charges the battery.&#

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

When Lutz first proposed creating an electric car in 2003, the idea "bombed" inside GM, he says. "I We are just in the stage of studying the idea," the official said, denying a news report earlier in the day that claimed Hyundai has already started developing the plug-in hybrid car at its research and development center in Hwaseong, 70 kilometers south of Seoul. About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say.

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MAEAA Web Links

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Largo Scooters :Stealth Hub ebike conversion kits Metric Mind :Siemens AC drive motors and controlers Nu-KarElectric Vehicles : Citicar and Comutacar Parts SD Scooters : Electric scooterparts {Returnto top of page} EV Component Manufacturers Analytic Systems: manufactureInverters, Chargers and DC Converters for mobile and Electric Vehicle applications AVT :"SuperMotor" 4QD : Controllersand indicators Advanced DC Motors : EV motors Adlee Powertronic Co.,

U-M offers open-access automated cars to advance driverless research

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Researchers and technology developers outside the auto companies with ideas for improving components or system controls have no way to assess whether they'll work in the real world. The new PolySync Open Source Car Control kit that enables complete “drive by-wire” control, introduced at Automobility LA in Los Angeles, will be installed on the Kias.

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Volkswagen preps for I.D. EV production with MEB Supplier Summit; I.D. in 2019, I.D. CROZZ in 2020

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The Volkswagen brand Board of Management has agreed on milestones with key suppliers at the “MEB Supplier Summit” in the run-up to start of production for the first vehicle based on the new modular electric drive kit (MEB). For the introduction of MEB vehicles, Volkswagen is strongly committed to the approach of value sourcing, under which suppliers contribute their ideas for better technical solutions through concept competitions in the early stages of development.

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ORNL Gene Discovery Can Lead to More Cost-Competitive Cellulosic Ethanol; Process Demonstrates Approach for Accelerated Industrial Strain Development

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Brown says this method of processing biomass for ethanol has the potential to become a “tool kit”—a combination of mutant genes that reduce the impact of specific inhibitors. The tool kit could expand quickly, too, as scientists now have more advanced DNA sequencing technology available to identify and resequence genes.

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Down to the wire for final round of public voting in DOE Apps for Vehicles challenge

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Nearly 40 teams initially submitted ideas for the $50,000 Apps for Vehicles Challenge that seeks to improve safety and fuel efficiency through data innovation. s software developer kit will support apps for consumers, service providers and automotive retailers, connecting drivers to their driving world in real-time. The public voting period for the final round of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) $50,000 Apps for Vehicles Challenge began on 18 March, and runs through 25 March.

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Ford, GM rolling out third-party developer programs for in-vehicle apps

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The Ford Developer Program for open mobile apps provides a software development kit (SDK), technical support from Ford engineers and a developer community to enable utilizing the SYNC connectivity system and AppLink application programming interface (API). Developers who have a great idea for an app but need some help building it can turn to jacAPPS—the recommended mobile app development house for the Ford Developer Program.

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VW unveils fully autonomous, electric Microbus I.D. Buzz concept at Detroit; all-wheel drive, 270-mile range

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Buzz is built off the Modular Electric Drive kit (MEB). BUZZ is a next-generation vehicle based on the new Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), offering comfort and plenty of space. stands for “Identity,” “Idea,” “Individual,” “Intelligent” and “Iconic Design”. Volkswagen is presenting a fully autonomous, electric Microbus concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Like the compact I.D. presented at the Paris Motor Show last year ( earlier post ), the I.D.

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Volkswagen unveils BUDD-e electric van concept at CES; first VW based on new Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB)

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The idea behind the navigation panel is rooted in the car’s original function: driving. The functionality even makes it possible to speak to the visitor using the car’s hands-free kit and, if desired, open the door for them. At CES 2016, Volkswagen unveiled the battery-electric BUDD-e van.

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