Hoods Installed

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

My friend Rick and his friend Amy came over today to help install the front and rear lids. I installed the engine compartment cover this morning and realized that the rain gutter would have to be completely removed to not interfere with the rear battery box. Well, we're getting closer.

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Installing a New Potbox

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I'm excited to install the controller, so I installed a new potbox to get ready. As with many EV projects, much time is spent waiting for parts. The replacement Soneil chargers haven't shown up yet.

Installing the Powdercoated Racks

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I went to Class Act to pick up the powder-coated angle-iron and installed most of it. I started by installing the rear battery rack. Here is the rear battery rack installed, without the wood insert. I cut 10" pieces of 5/16" all-thread for the hold-downs and installed them.

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Installing the Tachometer

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Last week, I installed the tachometer in its pillar pod. The instructions call for drilling four 3/16" holes in both the pillar pod and A-pillar to install bolts through. I clamped the two together (without the tach installed) so that it wouldn't shift around.

Installing the Synkromotive Controller

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Here's the preliminary installation. I stopped by the Synkromotive shop this morning and picked up my beta-test controller that I've been wanting to try out.

Installing the Vacuum Pump

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I installed the Gast vacuum pump and pressure tank next. First, I installed rubber motor mounts underneath the Gast vacuum pump. After installing the rubber feet, I put the pump in place and marked the holes on the supporting angle iron. Here's the Gast vacuum pump installed.

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Installing the Circuit Breaker

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Well, it's time to install it. Here is the Airpax circuit breaker installed and flipped to the "OFF" position. Okay, time to relax and think about how to install the vacuum pump tomorrow morning Remember that huge Airpax circuit breaker that I got in the mail?

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Installing the Charging Outlet

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Here's the final installation of the socket with lid. At some point, I guess we have to charge this thing. Most people like to be clever and put the charging outlet under the gas tank cover.

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Installing the Potbox

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The Belktronix system tries to make installing the potbox a no-brainer by allowing the user to put it right under the accelerator pedal. Here's the potbox installed with the bump of the pedal resting on the plunger.

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Installing the Batmon Resistors

Open Source Civic EV Kit

With the holes drilled and rivnuts installed, I then used 10-24 bolts 1 1/2" long with lock washers to bolt in each pair of resistors. In order to shunt current around each fully charged battery, the BatMon boards use an external 3 ohm resistor.

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Installing the PakTrakr

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I took some time to install the PakTrakr modules today. I was a bit disappointed in the voltage measurements from the PakTrakr remotes, so I'll probably send them back for recalibration. Here are the voltages I measured: Unit #1 Battery # Battery(V) PakTrakr(V) Difference(mV) 1 13.43 70 2 13.49 210 3 13.48 13.4 -80 80 4 13.49 410 5 13.52 380 6 13.28 12.9 -380 380 Unit #2 Battery # Battery(V) PakTrakr(V) Difference(mV) 1 13.41 90 2 13.46 240 3 13.47 13.4 -70 70 4 13.46 240 5 13.5 200 6 13.29

Hair Dryers Installed

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I took a few hours today to get the small hairdryers installed. In order to have a convenient switch to activate the hairdryers, I hijacked the defroster knob switch. I was lucky enough to have this option on my car.

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AC Motor Controller Installed

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Tim, happy to get the controller installed A closer view of the Azure Dynamics AC motor controller. After purchasing hardware from Home Depot to install the controller plate, I came home and drilled all the required holes for the mounting bolts.

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Installing an Electric Car Motor

Electric Cars are for Girls

Will I be able to remove the gas engine from my van and install an electric motor attached to the drive shaft? How big is the motor and how fast

EV Motor Questions: Installation

Electric Cars are for Girls

How do you connect the motor to the rear wheels? I assume it fits between the wheels like a differential. What happens when you turn a

The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

Creative Greenius

The extent of my electrical background heretofore consisted of installing lighting fixtures and new wall switches - so long as they were replacements for existing items that got wired the same way. The course is designed for: Prospective installers to enter the PV job market.

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Momentum Dynamics installs second 200 kW wireless charging system for electric buses

Green Car Congress

The system—its second in the US ( earlier post )—is installed inside the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Shuttle Park and automatically charges while loading and unloading passengers. The Momentum charging system is installed in the roadway, which allows buses to be recharged multiple times per day during their scheduled stops. The Momentum wireless charger installed at CARTA follows the recent installation for Link Transit in Wenatchee, WA.

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Installing the Front Coil-Over Suspension

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Here's the process I used to remove the existing Civic springs and install the front coil-overs. Install the assembly back in the car, following the directions in the Helms manual. The first step is to jack up the front of the car and put it on jack-stands for stability.

Electrify America installing 150/350 kW fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations

Green Car Congress

Electrify America will install electric vehicle fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019. All the chargers will be installed or under construction by the end of 2019.

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Montréal installing 50 more on-street charging points for EVs; targeting 1,000 by 2020

Green Car Congress

The city of Montréal is installing 50 more on-street charging points for electric vehicles. In August, the city installed 50 in the downtown area. The city said it plans to have 1,000 stations installed across all boroughs by 2020.

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Hints from Paul on Paktrakr Installation

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I'm just cleaning up my e-mail this morning and found a message from Paul Pancella about more installation issues regarding the PakTrakr system: I can share my experience with the PakTrakr if you want. The main thing is to be very careful with installation. Depending on your physical setup, this can be hard to avoid during installation, since long wires are provided for each input.

Installing the PakTrakr, Dead Aux Battery

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I got the recalibrated PakTrakr back a few weeks ago and finally had some time to install it tonight. First of all, I needed to install two modules with six batteries apiece, so I split the battery pack into two halves. Third, I installed each PakTrakr terminal loop from the lowest voltage up to the highest voltage and tightened the battery terminal at each step. With the PakTrakr installed, I now have a good tool for seeing which batteries are dying first.

Nissan installs V2G technology at UK-based R&D facility

Green Car Congress

Nissan’s UK-based European R&D facility, Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) has become the first Nissan entity in the company’s network of European facilities to install vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

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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. Here's the mostly final installation.

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Toyota installs stationary fuel cells at Honsha Plant

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Corporation has installed stationary hydrogen fuel cells at the energy management facility at its Honsha Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture; the fuel cells started operations on 12 September. kW have been installed.

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Audi advances in-plant human-robot cooperation; CFRP roof installation

Green Car Congress

Adhesive application with robot assistance,” abbreviated from the German as KLARA (Klebstoffapplikation mit Roboter-Assistenz), provides support with the installation of roofs made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) in the new Audi RS 5 Coupe.

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NY launches first EV charging station installation rebate initiative for public and private locations; $5M available

Green Car Congress

Cuomo announced that $5 million is available as part of the first rebate designed specifically for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at workplaces, office buildings, multi-family apartment buildings, and public locations such as theaters, malls, parks and retail locations. Depending on installation costs and the model/make of the charging station, installers can save up to 80% of a typical installation’s total cost. New York Governor Andrew M.

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Shifting Fixed and Charger Outlet Installed

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Things just keep getting better and better with this car. I did some experiments this morning with operating the transmission and found that my clutch wasn't fully disengaging. After adjusting the clutch to fully release this evening, the car shifts MUCH better and I don't grind gears anymore!

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Tesla layoffs hit 20 percent of Solar City installation locations

Green Car Reports

Now internal emails obtained by Reuters show that 13 or 14 of Solar City's installation centers will be shuttered as part of the layoffs. Last week, Tesla announced it would lay off 9 percent of its workforce in an effort to keep its doors open as it tries to ramp up production of its critical Model 3 electric car. About 60 centers will stay open. Solar City

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Installing the motor

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

At this point I've probably installed and removed pieces of this a dozen times as the measurements were made and it was all built. Here we have the completed and installed motor mount from the right side of the car. Here is a shot of the entire assembly installed.

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Rear batteries installed

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

OK I've finally got the rear batteries installed. I had to rebuilt this rack a second time or I would have posted this during the front battery install post. I haven't finished installing the final plugs for these so that still needs to be done

Where would you like to see more public chargers installed? Twitter poll results

Green Car Reports

Our readers seem to think charging networks are doing just fine with their plans to build out additional public charging stations. Several networks have recently announced expansion plans, focusing on putting more DC fast chargers in cities to help bring new drivers to the electric-car fold who may not have their own driveway or garage to charge. Charging Networks Polls

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Porsche prototype 350-kw electric car fast-charging station installed

Green Car Reports

Now, it's completed a first step: at the brand's new branch office in Berlin-Adlershof, Porsche has installed a prototype 350-kilowatt, 800-volt charging station. Porsche has big plans to expand the capability of the Combined Charging System (CCS) DC standard into much higher voltages to allow much faster electric-car charging. The new technology.

Masdar City installs rapid charger

Green Car Congress

Masdar City, a low-carbon low-waste emerging development that aims to be one of the world’s most sustainable cities, has installed a rapid charging station in collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI). The pilot project aims to assess how efficiently the rapid charger technology will function in the region’s harsh climatic conditions.

BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

Green Car Congress

ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

Installing LED Lights and Fixing the LED Flasher

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

After installing everything, I found out that the LED flasher was able to detect such a low bulb current, that it was stuck in the "on" mode (relay clicking) all the time. I received a shipment of 3-watt LED lamps and a low-load flasher relay from superbrightleds.com yesterday.

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The Solangelist is Back! Greenius & GRID Alternative Get to Work Installing Solar in Inglewood

Creative Greenius

Last Tuesday and Wednesday I lucked out and landed another volunteer slot on a solar installation gig with my old pals from GRID Alternatives.

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Where would you most like to see more public chargers installed? Take our Twitter poll

Green Car Reports

massive new charging network companies are coming online, existing networks are expanding, and all are planning on installing a new wave of ultra-fast electric-car chargers. Public charging networks are booming. Even if it often seems to electric car drivers like there aren't enough public chargers to go around. In September, Chargepoint announced. Charging Networks Polls

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Walgreens Promises To Install 800 EV Chargers At Its Stores

All Cars Electric

If you hadn’t guessed, we’re talking about installing electric car charging stations, a trend that's getting more common among big businesses across the Cracker Barrel did it at all its Tennessee stores, and Best Buy is doing it at stores all around the country. Now pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens is getting in on the action as well.

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Honda installs new bi-directional charging technology at European R&D center

Green Car Congress

The technology installation in Germany follows the debut of the domestic Honda Power Manager Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. This latest trial installation at Honda’s Offenbach site applies the same principles on a larger scale.

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Air Products installs its 40th PRISM Hydrogen Generator

Green Car Congress

The latest order, received from Biotechnological complex-ROSVA—a biorefinery for the processing of grain and production of sorbitol in Russia—involves the installation of two 250-normal-cubic-meters-per-hour hydrogen generators, which will be used for hydrogenation in their manufacturing process. Air Products recently made delivery of its 40 th PRISM Hydrogen Generator (PHG), which provides economical on-site gas production for a broad range of supply requirements.

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Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

Creative Greenius

After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy. He’s filed suit against Torrance, the proud home of Exxon/Mobil’s refinery, for stopping him from installing solar panels in the Hillside Overlay district.

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Volkswagen Group Canada forms Electrify Canada to install network of ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers

Green Car Congress

The initial Electrify Canada plan includes the installation of 32 EV charging sites near major highways and in major metro areas in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Volkswagen Group Canada has formed Electrify Canada, a new company that will build an ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) direct current (DC) charging network across Canada. Volkswagen expects the network to be operational starting in the second quarter of 2019.

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