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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Audi and KIT working on recycling for automotive plastics via pyrolysis oil

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Audi and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) are therefore launching a pilot project for chemical recycling as part of the “Industrial Resource Strategies” THINKTANK in order to feed such mixed plastic fractions back into a resource-conserving circular system.

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Kit can help convert any classic Mini to all-electric—but it's not cheap

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British firm Swindon Powertrain has developed an electric conversion kit for the classic Mini. Available to order now and scheduled to ship in December, the kit includes one of Swindon's own electric motors (with peak output of 160 horsepower), mounted to a Mini front subframe with purpose-designed brackets.

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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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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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KIT coordinating EPIC project; accelerated drying of electrodes for Li-ion batteries

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The new EPIC project coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is aimed at accelerating the drying of high-quality electrodes for lithium-ion batteries, increasing the energy efficiency of this process and, hence, reducing the cost of production. Photo: Ralf Diehm/KIT).

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Electric Kit Car

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So I was thinking of building a kit car, which typically has a fiberglass body. I thought, If I build a fiberglass body, the vehicle ought to be lightweight

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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR with new natural-fiber composite body kit

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The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR will tackle this year’s Nürburgring 24-hour race featuring a complete body kit made of natural-fiber composite materials for the first time. Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR with new natural-fiber composite body kit: Racing cars with body parts made of renewable raw materials. If the test outing at the endurance classic goes well, it is likely that Manthey-Racing will offer the parts kit to customers.

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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 team develops minimally invasive technology to mine lithium in geothermal plants

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Scientists at KIT have developed and patented a process for minimally invasive technology to mine lithium in geothermal plants. Using the minimally invasive method developed by KIT, thousands of tons of lithium could be extracted from the German and French Upper Rhine trench every year.

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Biden better for EVs, Bentley electrification plan, classic Mini Cooper kit: Today’s Car News

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In an election yet to be called, one of the Presidential candidates will be best for electric cars. Bentley has a bold plan for electrifying its lineup of performance and luxury cars this decade. And there’s a new way to make a classic Mini all-electric.

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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). For entire battery production to profit from quicker electrode coating, the production process has to be readjusted at another point, explains Dr. Philip Scharfer, Head of the Thin Film Technology (TFT) group of KIT, who has studied this topic with Professor Schabel for some years now.

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KIT launches AgiloDrive project on agile production system for electric motors

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In Germany, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has launched AgiloDrive, a project seeking to develop novel product kits and production technologies for electric motors for direct transfer to industry. Often, expert teams design and optimize certain steps of industrial development processes of electric motors, with hardly any transfer taking place to other areas, KIT said. —Professor Jürgen Fleischer, Head of the wbk Institute of Production Science of KIT.

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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. The foundation for the electric conversion is the production powertrain from Volkswagen's e-Up. The 14-module battery pack, with. conversions

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KIT and Wintershall Dea collaborating to develop industrial-scale methane pyrolysis for CO2-free production of hydrogen

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Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and colleagues earlier developed an efficient process for methane pyrolysis. Now, KIT is partnering with industry partner Wintershall Dea to further develop this process for use on an industrial scale. —Professor Thomas Wetzel of KIT’s Institute of Thermal Process Engineering. In 2018, the research of KIT and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V.

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Electric crate motor kit is ready for your EV project: What would you make?

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The so-called crate engine has been a boon to car hobbyists, providing streamlined option for replacing the engine of a project vehicle. While crate engines are typically V-8s, United Kingdom-based Swindon Powertrain now offers an electric equivalent. The company's HPD (short for "High Power Density") electric powertrain consists of a pre-packaged

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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. The pilot plant was designed and tested by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Research Centre of the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW). on KIT’s Campus North.

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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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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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An Easy EV Conversion Kit For People

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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 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. And there are electric F-150 pickups already in use today. About a dozen. Canada fleet Green Life

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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. —Professor Jürgen Fleischer of KIT’s Institute of Production Science (wbk). KIT said. Photo: Felix Wirth, KIT).

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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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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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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?

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

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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, 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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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. And there are electric F-150 pickups already in use today. About a dozen. Canada fleet Green Life

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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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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. The advanced kit begins with a Ford Fusion, which is loaded with a NVIDIA DRIVE PX AI car computer, as well as cameras, LIDAR, radar, navigation sensors and a drive-by-wire system, including: 2x Velodyne VLP16 LiDARs, with VLP32 coming soon. A basic kit is also available.

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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. The process is based on the production of hydrogen by electrolysis (renewable power-to-gas) and its reaction with CO 2 from biogenic sources—e.g. sewage sludge.

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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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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. The battery management system and drive control developed for the KIT demonstrator allow for driving operation taking into account the current performance limits of the system and its components.

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

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In an open-access paper published in Scientific Reports , a team from Fraunhofer ISI and KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) has presented the first systematic overview of empirical findings on the electrification of vehicle mileage based on on actual PHEV (plug-in hybrid) and BEV (battery-electric vehicle) usage for the US and Germany.

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