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 Conversion Kit (for beginners)

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Which electric car conversion kit is best for beginners? Answer: These pre-made kits from Canadian Electric Vehicles are just about plug and play

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VW and eClassics to offer classic Beetle EV kits

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Volkswagen is partnering with eClassics to build electric conversions of the iconic VW Beetle, breathing even more life into an already-popular enthusiast platform and opening the doors to a whole new group of tinkerers.

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KIT develops new coating process to produce Li-ion electrodes at record speed

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With a new coating process, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have produced electrodes for lithium-ion batteries at record speed. Photo: Ralf Diehm, KIT).

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Electric Car Kit from Reverend Gadget

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Reverend Gadget is back.with an amazing electric car kit. And an amazing electric kit car, too. And lithium

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Which classic VW kit would you like to see revived as an EV? Twitter poll results

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kit Car PollsVolkswagen is planning up to 70 new electric cars based on its upcoming affordability-focused mass-market MEB platform. But the company itself may not build them all. At the Geneva auto show last month, VW said it was seeking other partners to use the platform to develop lower-volume special interest cars, such as its ID Buggy that harkens back to.

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Electric Ford F-150 already exists, as second-life conversion kit

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The all-electric Ford F-150 teased for the first time last week is something to get excited about—especially as an electric version of the top-selling vehicle in America. The model isn’t likely to show up at dealerships for at least another couple years, though.

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KIT team produces synthetic natural gas from waste wood; used in natural gas vehicles

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Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have successfully produced renewable methane from a biomass-based synthesis gas mixture in their pilot plant for methanation using a new honeycomb catalyst. on KIT’s Campus North.

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Cost for Jeep Cherokee EV Conversion Kit

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How much does the full conversion kit and batteries cost for a 1994 jeep cherokee? Hi, Greg - The answer is: it depends on the conversion kit components

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KIT establishing institue to help combustion-engine SMEs re-orient to e-mobility; Fit4E

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is establishing a “Transformation Hub Electric Mobility” to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) with specialized knowledge in the process chain for manufacturing a combustion engine re-orient for electric mobility. KIT said.

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Electric Ford F-150 already exists, as second-life conversion kit in Canada

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The all-electric Ford F-150 teased for the first time last week is something to get excited about—especially as an electric version of the top-selling vehicle in America. The model isn’t likely to show up at dealerships for at least another couple years, though.

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KIT and e-bike manufacturer Coboc developing quick charging process for e-bike batteries

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To shorten the charging time of e-bikes—in particular during daily use in the city—Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Coboc GmbH & Co. Within the project, KIT is responsible for the selection and assessment of suitable lithium-ion cells, for investigating the service life of selected cells, and for developing the quick charging process and the SOC and SOH diagnosis system.

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MG Midget Electric Car Conversion Kit?

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Which kit is recommended for this type of vehicle, and what would the cost/availabilityI am ready to rip apart my MG Midget to convert it to electric.

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An Easy EV Conversion Kit For People

Open Source Civic EV Kit

After spending the past year and a half converting a Porsche 914 to an electric vehicle, I decided to expand my horizons by designing an open-source electric vehicle (EV) conversion kit for a commonly used car. There are already commercially available kits with excellent, detailed instructions for how to convert a vehicle. Unfortunately, these kits are for much older vehicles like the Porsche 914 and the VW Rabbit.

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Electric Car Conversion Kit for F150

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Would you know if there are conversion kits thatI have a 2001 Ford F-150 that gets driven only a couple times a month, and for less then 50 miles.

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KIT spin-off producing synthetic natural gas from green hydrogen and CO2 from sewage sludge

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Chemical reactor company INERATEC , a spinoff of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and the Spanish company GAS NATURAL FENOSA have built a plant in Spain that produces synthetic natural gas from CO 2 and renewable hydrogen.

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Tesla Model S Body Kit: Definitely Different, Range-Robbing Too?

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Body kits--add-on components and replacements for a car''s front and rear fascias and door sills--are often a good way for owners to make their vehicle stand out from the crowd. Often used on luxury brands and tuner cars, the updated looks are usually edgier and more aggressive than the factory styling, and often distinctive--if an acquired taste. Green Aftermarket Body Tesla Motors Tuning accessories aerodynamics coefficient of drag (Cd) plug-in cars

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NVIDIA & AutonomouStuff speed development of autonomous vehicles with DRIVE PX on Wheels; full kits in cars

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NVIDIA has partnered with AutonomouStuff, a supplier of components used within autonomy systems, to deliver kits packaging the NVIDIA DRIVE PX in vehicles with sensors. A basic kit is also available. This entry level kit is an affordable option for many development needs.

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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? Hi, Paul - Sure! It's what I would do myself if I were converting

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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. —Professor Albert Albers, director of IPEK’s Institute for Product Development at KIT. A test vehicle can stand on our chassis dynamometer at KIT while the driver is in China.

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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.

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Renesas Electronics delivers highly automated driving solution kit to accelerate development of autonomous vehicles

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Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a highly automated driving (HAD) solution kit that delivers high computing performance targeted at automotive functional safety to reduce development time of electronic control units (ECUs). The HAD solution kit is based on two Renesas R-Car H3 Starter Kit Premier and the automotive control RH850/P1H-C microcontroller (MCU), and is compliant with both ISO 26262 ASIL-B functionality safety standard and ISO 26262 ASIL-D standard.

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Golf Cart for Electric Kit Car

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Is there any 8-person golf cart which can go at least 50 mph, so you can use all the parts and build an electric kit car?

KIT team finds wear occurs at first contact and always takes place at same point

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Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) recently showed that wear occurs at the first contact and always takes place at the same point of the material. —Professor Peter Gumbsch, holder of KIT’s Chair for Mechanics of Materials and Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials. Christian Greiner of KIT’s Institute for Applied Materials - Computational Materials Science (IAM-CMS).

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Fraunhofer, KIT study finds CO2 mitigation potential of higher-range PHEVs greater than expected

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Electric Cop Cars, Tesla Body Kit, Renewable Diesel: Today's Car News

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We look at what an edgy body kit might do to your Tesla Model S, cops who drive electric cars, and why "renewable diesel" isn''t what you probably think of as "biodiesel." Body kits are a common way to jazz up your car, but would such a kit for the Tesla Model S reduce its electric range? All this and more today on Green Car Reports. Renewable. Today in Car News

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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. Picking a standard group-31 size of AGM battery makes the kit flexible and upgradeable Improvements for the Kit As with many engineering projects, documentation is rather sparse at this point.

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KIT/IIT team demonstrates suitability of high-entropy oxides (HEO) as conversion materials for reversible energy storage

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With HEO, electrochemical properties can be tailored, as was found by scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Scientists of KIT’s Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) and Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF), of the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) established jointly by KIT and Ulm University, and of the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras have now demonstrated the suitability of HEO as conversion materials for reversible lithium storage.

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2016 Ford F-150 Offers Natural-Gas/Propane Prep-Kit Option

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Natural-gas cars sell only in tiny numbers to individual retail buyers, although they have found some traction with fleets that have ready access to the fuel. Now, those fleet buyers will get another choice--one that happens to be the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. The 2016 Ford F-150 will be offered with a gaseous-fuel prep package, allowing it. natural gas alternative fuel vehicles propane

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First Body Kit For BMW i3 Electric Car: Looks Tougher, Probably Less Efficient

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So while the BMW i3 electric car is more about efficiency than showing off, perhaps it''s not too surprising that there is now a body kit available for it. It had to happen eventually. Many car owners have a strong desire to personalize their vehicles, and BMW buyers may be among the most enthusiastic when it comes to modifications. ALSO SEE: 2014

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MTSU group seeking to commercialize new wheel motor plug-in hybrid retrofit kit

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A prototype plug-in hybrid retrofit kit is applied to a research vehicle’s rear wheels. After switching on the traction motors, the vehicle fuel economy increased from 50–100%. Click to enlarge.

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KIT, automakers, partners launch project “reFuels” in Germany for production of synthetic fuels from non-fossil carbon sources

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), with partners from the automotive, automotive supply and petroleum industries and with the support of the German state government of Baden-Württemberg, are launching a broad-based program to explore the opportunities synthetic fuels derived from non-fossil carbon sources offer society, the economy and the environment. With “bioliq” ( earlier post ) and the “Energy Lab 2.0”, KIT already has two platforms for the production of reFuels.

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KIT and Schaeffler working on new energy-efficient assisted steering system for EVs

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Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) and Schaeffler are developing a new energy-efficient assisted steering system for EVs under the project “Intelligent Assisted Steering System with Optimum Energy Efficiency for Electric Vehicles (e²-Lenk)” subsidized by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). —project managers Dr. Marcel Mayer, Schaeffler, and Dr. Michael Frey, KIT. KG and KIT.

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Renesas Electronics delivers 2nd-gen ADAS view solution kit for surround view, electronic mirrors and driver monitoring for autonomous driving

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Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced a new all-in-one Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) view solution kit. Expanding the success of the first-generation ADAS surround view kit that was launched in October 2015, Renesas’ second-generation ADAS view solution kit with up to eight cameras realizes next-generation electronic mirrors, driver monitoring and surround view systems at the same time.

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2014 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Gets Factory-Approved Supercharger Kit

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Ask Honda fans what''s wrong with the CR-Z hybrid coupe, and they''ll give you one of two answers. Those who seek economy will tell you it''s not frugal enough. Those after performance will tell you it isn''t fast enough. Fixing the former probably requires a little too much work for most, but thanks to HPD Street Performance you can at least give the

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Which AC electric car conversion kit?

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I want an AC electric car conversion. I am planning on converting a RWD car, possibly mid-engine, and was having difficulty finding

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New KIT process could triple manufacturing speed of electrode foils for Li-ion batteries

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Intermittent coating with precise edges: The process developed by KIT allows for the coating of electrode foils at new record speed. Schmitt/KIT) Click to enlarge. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a new manufacturing process for the batch-wise coating of Li-ion battery electrode foils that they say can boost the conventional processing rate by about a factor of three to 100 meters per minute. KIT has filed for a patent on the invention.

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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. Efficient Drivetrains , Inc.

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Ashwoods Launches Hybrid Drive Retrofit Kit for Light Vans and Stop-Start Retrofit Kit

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UK-based Ashwoods Automotive , a provider of hybrid-electric vans and hybrid drive systems, is offering a hybrid drive retrofit kit for panel vans. The Ashwoods Hybrid Drive System Layout. Click to enlarge. The proprietary system can be fitted in less than four hours and delivers a reduction in fuel consumption from 15-25%, depending upon the vehicle’s drive cycle.

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Toyota Prius Becomes Emergency Generator With Special Kit

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Last year's East Coast power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy illustrated just how much we rely on electricity in our daily lives. Virtually everything we rely on day to day requires power. No power means no hot water for washing, no refrigerated food, and often, no way of cooking. After the storm, we reported on one individual who used his

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$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

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KIT team develops electrolyte for high energy density magnesium-sulfur batteries

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A team headed by Maximilian Fichtner and Zhirong Zhao-Karger from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany reports developing an electrolyte that may be used for the construction of magnesium-sulfur battery cells. Their paper is published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials.

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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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