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.

EV Solutions WarP-Drive Installation

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Well I'm finally going to get around to installing a WarP-Drive 160/1000 motor controller package in our 97 S10 EV conversion. But, before we begin the actual installation, here are some photos and descriptions of the individual components we plan to use. Intro.

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Installing the Potbox

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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 are the heavy-duty Velcro pieces that come with the Belktronix kit.

Efficient Drivetrains now offering OEM developer kit for plug-in hybrid solutions

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EDI), a developer of advanced hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, has expanded its product portfolio to include the EDI PowerDrive electrification kit and developer support program for vehicle manufacturers moving to create a PHEV offering. The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a comprehensive framework for rapid PHEV vehicle solution development. EDI’s initial evaluation systems have been installed across 6 leading OEM platforms in US and Asia.

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.

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. The kit comes with a rubber sleeve to protect the inside of the coil-over thread cylinders. Install the assembly back in the car, following the directions in the Helms manual.

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.

Siemens and KIT cooperating on more-efficient production of large-scale batteries

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Working with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Siemens plans to enhance its automation and control systems technology for the manufacturers of large-scale batteries, leveraging its experience in the production of energy-storage devices. In a recently signed cooperation agreement, KIT and Siemens agreed to collaborate on an overarching concept for an integrated production-control and monitoring system for the entire production machinery of a battery plant.

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.

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 Hymotion L5 installation adds a 5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and charging system to the original Prius.

Chevrolet previews Spark EV Tech Performance concept, other performance concepts including Cruze Diesel for SEMA

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The Performance Sonic RS concept features engine performance, suspension/brakes and appearance upgrades developed by Chevrolet Performance engineers and designed to be installed by Chevrolet dealers. Features include: A Stage Kit, cold-air induction and a high-flow exhaust system allow the 1.4L

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Hyundai’s fuel cell car powers sustainable fish farming installation

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Hyundai’s innovative Fuel Cell Farm project-designed to demonstrate the benefit of fuel cell technology-has been unveiled today in London by Deputy Mayor of London, Kit Malthouse.

Wireless charging company WiTricity scaling up EV charging capability as well as itself

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WiT-3300 Development Kit. Wireless energy transfer can occur through any non-metallic material, which means that the source device can be installed beneath a garage floor or paved parking space.

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Renault and Itaipu to collaborate on EVs in Brazil

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The cars, supplied by Renault, will be imported as incompletely disassembled kits for restricted use by Itaipu and partner institutions of the EV Program. With 20 generator units and 14,000 MW of installed capacity, it provides approximately 17.3% Renault and Itaipu signed a collaboration deal which will lead to the local assembling of 32 Renault Twizy at Itaipu’s EV Research, Development and Assembly Center (CPDM-VE/IB) in Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná, Brazil.

Honda Fit EV leases now include Leviton Level 2 charging station

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In addition to the 32 amp charger, customers will also receive a proprietary installation kit that, once installed, enables them to remove and re-install the electric vehicle charging station without any special tools. Installation services are optionally available through Leviton at the customer’s expense—only the charging station hardware is provided as part of the lease agreement.

VW introduces new, more efficient TSI engine generation; Miller cycle with higher compression and electric VTG turbo

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The new installation position made it possible to increase the size and performance of the cooler, while maintaining a very compact overall package. Cylinder deactivation, another subassembly from the EA211 engine assembly kit, has been improved and is entering volume production with the TSI evo. Volkswagen is presenting the latest generation of the EA211 TSI evo at the 37 th International Vienna Motor Symposium.

Enter To Win A 2010 Hybrid

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50 people will win a green kit (mobile phone, case, charger, battery, etc.) Even if you don’t win the hybrid, SE is also giving away a Lennox heating and cooling system plus installation - a $14,000 value.

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PHEV conversion company Echo Automotive completes $3M financing, joins CALSTART

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and Dickenson Fleet Services to serve as a national service centers and installers. This $3,000,000 infusion of working capital will allow us to ramp up our order fulfillment operations and meet the growing demand for EchoDrive kits more quickly. The proceeds will be provided by United Fleet on a tranche basis with monthly installments for nine (9) months starting June 2013. Echo Automotive, Inc.,

ALTe Powertrain and Inmatech form JV for hybrid electric storage devices; Li-ion cells, supercaps, and control electronics

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By combining their respective key competencies of both companies, the partners say the joint venture will enable quick market penetration with a leading performance product at significantly reduced cost, providing robust technology in ALTe’s plug-in hybrid electric powertrain kits while allowing the joint venture to provide HES devices to the automotive and grid infrastructure markets.

Vauxhall teams with British Gas for Ampera charging solution

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The soon-to-launch Vauxhall Ampera range-extended electric car will now be available with a fast-charge kit that enables the car to achieve a full charge in just four hours, thanks to a new agreement between Vauxhall and British Gas. The car maker will offer all Ampera owners a British Gas Home Charging solution which includes installation [.].

Leviton receives UL listing for Level 2 charging equipment

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The installation kit was UL-Listed in 2010. Leviton’s Evr-Green 160 Level 2 Home Charging Station has received Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) UL) Listing for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in the United States and Canada. Slated to be available for purchase in mid-April, the charger is part of Leviton’s Evr-Green line of residential, commercial and public charging equipment.

Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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These four main kits are now joined by the all-new Modularer Elektrifizierungsbaukasten (“Modular Electric Drive kit”, or MEB), being developed by the Volkswagen brand.

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VSE Corporation delivers prototype repowered, fuel-efficient engine to US Postal Service for testing

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The vehicle was delivered with VSE’s prototype RFD6 Re-Power Kit which VSE claims may increase the current vehicle’s fuel efficiency by as much as 75% with a proportionate reduction in the vehicle’s carbon footprint. The RFD6 Re-Power Kit was engineered by VSE to take advantage of the existing maintenance infrastructure and personnel technical levels resident in the US Postal Service Vehicle Maintenance Facilities (VMFs). VSE Corporation and its subsidiary Wheeler Bros.

Leviton introduces 32A, 240V home charging station

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The device’s durable, weatherproof NEMA Type 4 steel enclosure easily installs in a cord connected installation when used with a Pre-Wire Installation Kit or can be converted to a hard-wired installation if required. Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical devices, unveiled the Evr-Green 320 Level 2 Home Charging Station, its latest member of the Evr-Green line of residential, commercial and public electric vehicle charging systems.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class INTELLIGENT DRIVE drives autonomously over 100km interurban and urban route with near-production technology

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The required algorithms were developed by the Mercedes-Benz research team in collaboration with the Institute for Measuring and Control Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Networked sensor systems of the S 500 INTELLIGENT DRIVE research vehicle. Click to enlarge.

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More parts but no instructions or hardware.

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Since this kit is the 914 AC kit, I have no idea how to install the controller plate. In addition, ElectroAuto hasn't sent any hardware (specifically the rivnuts) so I can install many of these pieces.

Wiring and Rewiring - Getting Close!

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I received an updated wiring diagram for the AC kit from ElectroAuto, and, much to my disappointment, many of the connections went between the battery caps. Here's the middle battery box with the copper bars and welding cable installed.

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Leviton releases first UL-listed 40 Amp, cord-connected charging station for plug-in vehicles

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It features a cord-connected installation when used with a Pre-Wire Installation Kit or can be converted to a hard-wired installation if required. The Evr-Green 400 is compatible with the Evr-Green EVK05 Pre-Wire Installation Kit used with Leviton’s Evr-Green 300 and Evr-Green 320.

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

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The only modification made to the engine, a Lycoming IO-360-A1 D6, was the installation of new pistons to increase the compression ratio from 8.50:1 manufactures the Husky, Pitts Special and complete kits for the Eagle biplane. Aviat Husky CNG. Click to enlarge.

Mounting the Batmon Boards

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These boards monitor the voltage on each battery and signal back to the charger or the controller if there is an undervoltage ( The Belktronix kit comes with a bag of tie-wrap mounting pads and instructions to cut the pads in half to hold the BatMon boards to each battery.

How to Get a Plug-In Hybrid

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is Hymotions San Francisco-based distributor/installer. Plug-In Conversions Corp www.pluginconversions.com of Poway, near San Diego, CA converts the Toyota Prius using NiMH batteries and the EAA-PHEV open source control system, and will provide kits to qualified DIY installers.

There are many paths to the same goal.

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

My 914ev partner-in-crime Randy (who purchased the very first 914 AC kit from ElectroAuto) e-mailed me some photographs of how he's wiring up his terminal blocks and relays. Excerpt from Randy's e-mail: I've also started on the wiring kit.

ONR developing offensive autonomous swarming capability for unmanned surface vehicles; adapting JPL’s CARACaS

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The technology under development—based on the Control Architecture for Robotic Agent Command and Sensing ( CARACaS ) developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)—can be put into a transportable kit and installed on almost any boat.

New DC-DC here and Tranny Fluid Too

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I'll start the installation tomorrow after finishing my third week of commuting to work. EVParts.com sells it as a DC-DC converter for many of their electric vehicle conversion kits.

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

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Under the Applied Robotics for Installations and Base Operations initiative ( ARIBO ), AM General and TARDEC are currently developing an autonomous vehicle, with demonstrations expected to begin this Spring at the US Military Academy, West Point.

Solar Energy - A Way To Cut Down On High Energy Costs

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Installing home solar panels and generating electricity to power our various needs is option that needs to be explored energetically. This discount can work out to nearly 30 % of the cost installing your new solar electric system. That's a massive discount that allows home owners to install solar panels as otherwise the costs can be prohibitive. There are kits available for home owners to take advantage of the sun's abundant energy.

Frustrations with Springs

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The drooping front suspension on the Civic is really getting me down (no pun intended) and I'm getting anxious with the coil-over kit sitting in my living room. So, I spent an hour and a half watching you-tube videos last night to see if I could install the coil-overs myself.

Suspension Toys

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Here are the installation diagrams that came with the kit. I'll be calling around to see who can install this set.

Biting the Bullet

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

They provided an upgrade kit with lock washers and loctite to remedy the problem. I had already installed the motor in the 914 and chose to not perform the upgrade due to the hassle of removing the motor. Here are the pieces for the upgrade kit above one of the motor bolts.

Fun with Rivnuts

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Tonight's project was installing the potbox that I assembled a few days ago. The bottom two are installed with rivnuts so we don't see them. The directions say to install the bolts from the passenger compartment side, but I found it was easier to push the bolts through this way.