Electric Car Conversion Kit (for beginners)

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

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Electric Kit Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

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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Cost for Jeep Cherokee EV Conversion Kit

Electric Cars are for Girls

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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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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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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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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Are There Electric Car Conversion Kits?

Electric Cars are for Girls

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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Golf Cart for Electric Kit Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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KIT researchers developing low-pressure carbonitriding process for hardening steel with methylamine; applications in downsized engines

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A team at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is developing a new low-pressure process for hardening steel using methylamine. The KIT researchers, along with their colleagues at Bosch, presented the process in a recent paper published in HTM - Journal of Heat Treatment and Materials. The KIT scientists have now studied other gases and gas mixtures for suitability for low-pressure carbonitration.

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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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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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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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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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New kit-car style EV due to launch next year

Green Cars News

The British spirit for kit-car building is inspiring a new generation of small electric vehicles which are expected to go on sale in the Far East and Europe in less than a year’s time.

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IBM and Libelium launch Internet of Things Starter Kit; IPv6 connectivity for any single sensor

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IBM and Libelium , a wireless sensor network hardware provider, released an Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit to enable dozens of sensor applications ranging from monitoring parking spaces or air pollution to providing assistance for the elderly. With the new Internet of Things Starter Kit, a real-time operating system is integrated in Libelium Waspmote nodes to support more than 60 different sensors available “off the shelf,” allowing developers to build any application on top.

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KIT study finds extraordinarily cold Arctic stratospheric winter enhanced ozone degradation above the Arctic

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Extraordinarily cold temperatures in the stratosphere during the winter of 2010/2011 caused the most massive destruction of the ozone layer above the Arctic so far, according to a study by climate researchers at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). Figure: IMK-ASF, KIT) Click to enlarge.

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KIT’s fast biomass pyrolysis to liquids bioliq plant produces first gasoline

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Dahmen, KIT/IKFT. The synthesis stage of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology’s (KIT’s) multi-stage bioliq pilot plant has begun operation and has produced biogasoline. This four-staged bioliq process developed by KIT accounts for the fact that straw and other biogenous residues have a low energy density and arise in a widely distributed manner. The remaining investment costs are borne by KIT and its industry partner Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH.

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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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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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.

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KIT seeking to halve manufacturing costs of batteries and electric powertrains

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Costs of manufacturing batteries and electric powertrains can be halved by 2018, if the gaps in the innovation chain can be closed, according to researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). To achieve this objective, KIT scientists are developing concrete, close-to-industry solutions for energy stores and powertrains and combining them on the system level. KIT plans to build a close-to-industry “research factory” on its premises.

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KIT researchers develop fluoride-ion batteries; potential for much higher energy densities than conventional Li-ion batteries

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Researchers from the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) have developed and demonstrated secondary (i.e., Setup of the fluoride-ion battery: A fluoride-containing electrolyte separates the metal anode from the metal fluoride cathode. Click to enlarge.

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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.

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Flux Power introduces Li-ion battery upgrade kit for Polaris Ranger EV

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Flux Power Incorporated has introduced a new lithium-ion battery system upgrade kit for Polaris Ranger EVs. Flux says that the new upgrade kit lasts up to 10 years or up to 3,000 cycles. This new Flux Power kit is targeted at customers wanting better performance from their existing Polaris Ranger EV ATVs. The kit fits in the existing space while saving weight, improving performance and safety. The 48V kit comes in 8, 9.6,

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Tesla Model S body upgrade kit makes older cars look like new 2016s

Green Car Reports

The Tesla Model S recently received its first styling update since going on sale four years ago. The most visible change is a new, smoother front-fascia design that dispenses with the old car's simulated "grille." It brings the Model S in line with the Model X, which launched with that look, as well as the recently-announced Model 3. DON'T MISS. Body Tesla Motors plug-in cars Unplugged Performance

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KIT and Evonik researchers develop novel polymer network that self heals rapidly and repeatedly at relatively low temperatures

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The KIT group headed by Christopher Barner-Kowollik uses the possibility of cross-linking functionalized fibers or small molecules by a reversible chemical reaction for the production of self-healing materials. The method requires no catalyst or additive, said Professor Barner-Kowollik, Chair for Preparative Macromolecular Chemistry at KIT. The KIT researchers have found a large number of intermolecular compounds that close again within a very short term during cooling.

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Lexus CT 200h hybrid now cheaper but with more kit

Green Cars News

Lexus’ popular CT 200h hybrid has been updated and now costs less yet boasts improvements in styling, handling and equipment levels. Available to order now, prices for the new model start from £20,995 for the entry-level S model—a £1,000 less than the previous model.

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Altairnano Launches Application Kit to Increase Adoption of Its Lithium-Titanate Battery Technology

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released an Application Kit designed to give original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) the ability to apply its advanced lithium-titanate battery systems in a test environment simulating real-world operating conditions. The Application Kit includes Altairnano's 24 volt, 50 Ah battery module, a connection and control unit (CCU) including a battery management system, and a NetBook computer configured to control and monitor the system performance. Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc.

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. The new kit is a result of multi-variable optimization, addressing identified performance issues including injection timing and boost control using tools like combustion fluid dynamics (CFD). The cost will be similar to standard CNG kits, Ceccarini said. NGV Global News.

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