Vivid Racing Carbon Aero Kit For Porsche Taycan Cranks Up The Aggression

InsideEVs

Porsche doesn’t really offer too much visual differentiation between Taycan variants, which is what kits like this are for

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

Green Car Congress

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. Since early 2019, Porsche manufactured the two doors and the rear wing of the small series racing vehicle out of a natural-fiber mix, sourced primarily from renewable raw materials.

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Considering a VW Kit Car Build

DIY Electric Car

I have posted here before with a different VW kit car build which was a 72v Wilderness EV kit in a Bentley kit body roadster. Recently I purchased another VW kit car that has from what I can tell a pretty complete set up. The body and chassis are trashed but I have another VW kit car that I'm thinking about using it in. What I have is the following: 1) NetGain Warp motor 9" w/ Porsche / VW Adapter. Considering a VW Kit Car Build.

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

Green Car Congress

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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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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Porsche and Audi to work on shared vehicle architecture; electrification, autonomy, digitization

Green Car Congress

Within the Volkswagen Group, Porsche AG and AUDI AG now plan to cooperate more closely on future vehicle architectures, with a particular focus on electrification, digitization and autonomous driving. Until recently, the four main modular toolkits (modularen Baukästen) of the Group were: the MQB (transverse, driven by the Volkswagen brand); the MLB (longitudinal, driven by the Audi brand); the MSB (standard drive, driven by Porsche); and the NSF (New Small Family).

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Porsche launches new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid with new gen hybrid module; more e-range, better performance

Green Car Congress

Porsche unveiled the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid ( earlier post )—the fourth model in the Panamera line—at the Paris Motor Show. Porsche views “hybrid” as being as synonymous with performance as with sustainability, pointing to the victory of the 919 Hybrid in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 2015 and 2016. Porsche sees this new type of “E-Performance” as the performance kit of the future. Evolution of Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrid models.

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Creative Greenius is EV Driven

Creative Greenius

Open Source Civic EV Kit. Porsche 914 EV Conversion. Plug In Parnters EV Driven electric cars Sustainability Porches 914 EV Conversion Revenge of the Electric Car My Green Wheels Robs RAVolt Green Gearhead plug-in cars climate change Electric Cars are for Girls Volt Green Car Congress Open Source Civic EV Kit Saving Energy Plugs and Cars I am very excited to announce my participation in the launch of.

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Big DEED turnout in Dayton 

Electric Auto Association

General Manager Jeffrey Pizza and EV Specialist Zach Johnson of White Allen Euro Group presented a Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron that were very well-received. Jeffrey Pizza of White Allen Euro Group with Porsch Taycan.

Audi to invest ~€14B in electromobility, digitalization and autonomous driving over next 5 years

Green Car Congress

To this end, Audi is working with Porsche to develop the “premium architecture electrification (PPE)” for large electric cars, while the “modular electric drive kit (MEB)” is being realized together with Volkswagen. Audi plans to spend approximately €14 billion (US$15.9 billion) in electric mobility, digitalization and autonomous driving from 2019 until the end of 2023. This includes investments in property, plant and equipment as well as research and development expenditure.

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2020’s best electric cars

Drive Electric

Most stylish – Porsche Taycan 4S. No contest here – it’s an all-electric Porsche, for goodness sake. The Porsche Taycan 4S is a game-changer in the world of electric motoring. WLTP Range 255 miles DriveElectric's 'real world' range 225 miles Lease the Porsche Taycan.

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Infineon and XAIN to collaborate on bringing blockchain into the car

Green Car Congress

In February, Porsche announced its collaboration with XAIN in testing blockchain applications directly in vehicles—making Porsche the first automobile manufacturer to implement and successfully test blockchain in a car. In cooperation with a large number of OEMs and global players—such as Porsche, Daimler and SAP—XAIN is striving to implement its vision with a range of AI products.

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Announcing EV Driven

Revenge of the Electric Car

Open Source Civic EV Kit. Porsche 914 EV Conversion. We want you to know about a new website and community for people who are passionate about Electric Vehicles. We’re excited to be a part of: EV Driven. EV Driven aggregates the latest content from all these electric car blogs: * Creative Greenius. * DIY Electric Car. Electric Car Blog. Electric Cars are for Girls. Green Car Congress. Green Gearhead. * My Green Wheels. Plug In Partners. Plugs and Cars.

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My 2007 Dream Project

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Since I live in Portland, Oregon, I went to a meeting with the Oregon Electric Vehicle Association and found out about several companies that provided drop-in electric conversion kits for existing cars. After doing some research, I found Electro Automotive out of Felton, CA and put down the $13,000 for one of their latest AC motor conversion kits for the Porsche 914. I'm currently working with Craig Loughlin out at Camp914 to purchase a 1976 Porsche 914 for the conversion.

2006 100

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupé plug-in makes its European debut; showcasing the MQB

Green Car Congress

The CrossBlue Coupé—based off the Volkswagen Group’s MQB architecture (the Group’s modular assembly kit for vehicles with transverse-mounted engines)—features a transverse-mounted turbocharged direct-injection (TSI) 220 kW (295 hp) 3.0L The MQB is the Volkswagen Group’s assembly kit for vehicles with transverse-mounted engines and transmissions and front-wheel and/or all-wheel drive.

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Volkswagen to introduce Passat Plug-in hybrid “soon”; Group electrifying more than 40 more models over next few years

Green Car Congress

kWh/100 km) to the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (3.1 the use of the modular Baukästen (assembly kits such as the MQB, MLB or MSB, earlier post )—means that it will be possible to electrify more than 40 models over the next few years, Winterkorn said. In remarks before the opening of the Geneva Motora Show, Volkswagen Group Chairman of the Board of Management Prof.

2014 244

Reflections on Converting a 914 to an EV

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Here goes (in no particular order): Things That Went Well During the Conversion The 914 AC kit from Electro Automotive is a good one. I modified the wiring in the original 914 AC kit (as suggested by Paul Jorg) to turn on the regen when the brake lights came on instead of controlling regen by releasing the accelerator pedal. I even received a few posts from Mike Brown at Electro Automotive, the designer of the kit. If I had to do things over, I might seriously use the DC kit.

2008 100

Opinions and Rants

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I find out this morning from Ross Cunniff (who also recently completed the 914 AC kit), that he has had ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS with his CCPower DC-DC converter. Since I finished the first kit, Electro Auto didn't want to replace my unit because they wanted me to find out more information before I simply blew up another one. The 9" DC motor from ElectroAuto's kit 20 years ago provided more torque. This is a Porsche for __'s sake!

2008 100

Audis e-tron quattro EV: evolutionary powertrain with a dash of revolution for production in 2018; MLB evo

Green Car Congress

This could eventually have a role comparable to that of the Volkswagen Group’s modular diesel and modular gasoline engine kits (MDB and MOB). (“Baukasten” = German for construction kit). Dr. Hackenberg, the first-generation modular longitudinal matrix was used in 2007 for the A5, followed by the A4, A6, A7 Sportback, A8, Q5 and Q7 as well as the Porsche Macan. The resulting two-motor system could become part of the MLB evo kit, said Prof.

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Playing with Google Sketchup

Open Source Civic EV Kit

These are modeled after the boxes from the Porsche 914 EV I converted awhile ago with a kit from Electro Automotive. I thought I would take the afternoon to see if I could draw some battery boxes with Google Sketchup. I was surprised by how easy the program was to use. Here are some tentative 3/16" polypropylene battery boxes for the Civic-EV design: This is the front (headlight) battery box that holds four batteries.

2008 100

Pictures from Randy

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

One of my fellow 914 AC kit EV'ers is Randy Pollock. He's been extremely helpful in my understanding of how this kit works. About three weeks ago, he sent me a few pictures on his own 914 AC EV project that uses the Electro Automotive kit. The last picture shows the four 2" holes I cut behind my PORSCHE reflector on the back of the car. Here are his pictures and text (verbatim) from his e-mail: (Thanks Randy!)

2007 100

Going Back to U-Pull-It - Don't try this at Home

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I haven't been this dirty since I worked on the Porsche 914 transmission for my existing EV. I ran the meeting for the Oregon Electric Vehicles Association last night and several people seemed interested in the open-source EV kit. Next up: organizing the civic-ev-kit Google group to get tasks lined up. Well, I went back to U-Pull-It today to see if I could salvage the throttle body from car #2 that I found last time and ended up with a whole lot more than I bargained for.

2008 100

Anyone got a clutch?

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

The conversion process highly recommends installing a new clutch assembly, so I ordered a clutch kit from Driving Source NW in Salem, OR (part # POR055822) on December 27th. I enjoyed talking about the conversion project with him and hearing about his own experiences with Porsches. Dennis from Driving Source NW was going to be in Portland the next day and was wonderful enough to deliver the clutch (and four CV joint gaskets in upper left of photo) to my house.

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Going back to CAMP914

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Camp 914 is a fun place with many 914s as well as other Porsches and classic cars. I've mentioned before that I'm working on an open-source EV kit. Yesterday was fun. I drove the electric 914 back out to Camp914 where I originally purchased the car and drove it away as a gasoline vehicle. Craig was happy to see me and took several pictures.

2008 100

New Tranny Fluid, Battery Filler and EV Toolbox

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I found quite a bit of water in the rear trunk during these rainy days, so I added the weather-stripping that I had never installed from the original ElectroAuto kit. This picture shows the weather stripping on the bottom edge of the trunk lid just above the silver PORSCHE letters. I tied up a bunch of loose ends today on the 914EV. I replaced the transmission fluid with the synthetic Royal Purple fluid from ElectroAuto.

2008 100

Two Week Commuting Report

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I called around to several Porsche repair shops and finally found Dan Hall's Auto Machine. With the motor out, I'm going to look into RPM kits for electric cars that use spinning magnets on the flywheel with a magnetic sensor to generate a signal. Since I don't work Fridays, this is the end of my second week commuting to work fifteen miles each way. Two things have definitely made the car more fun to drive.

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

Green Car Congress

Until recently, the four main modular toolkits (modularen Baukästen) of the Group were: the MQB (transverse, driven by the Volkswagen brand); the MLB (longitudinal, driven by the Audi brand); the MSB (standard drive, driven by Porsche); and the NSF (New Small Family). 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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Motor/Transmission Attached!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Note: the kit instructions mention that the bolts that tie the motor mount in the kit to the front Porsche motor mount are 3 1/2 inches long; however, I think this is a typo because I had to go back and purchase 2 1/2 inch bolts because the 3 1/2 ones were almost exactly one inch too long. Well, today was quite productive. My friend Nicole came over for a few hours to help me finish the transmission and put the motor/transmission together.

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XL1 dive and drive: Volkswagen aggressively optimizes for efficiency in its sleek diesel plug-in hybrid

Green Car Congress

Even a sportscar like the Porsche Boxster is 5.1 The XL1 is not a product of any of Volkswagen’s modular Baukästen (assembly kits such as the MQB, MLB or MSB, earlier post ). Nonetheless, some of the learnings from the XL1 will flow back to inform the evolution of the different kits, such as to the MQB which has its own plug-in hybrid powertrain, to make its debut in the A3. XL1s ready to roll. Click to enlarge.

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MAEAA Web Links

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Brockmans electric Porsche Porsche914 : Bill and Sharon Hoopes EVs Porsche 944 :JBs cool project and pusher trailer Renault12 : Darryl McMahons Electric Vehicles, nice EV history page. CortezHigh School : Plymouth Laser, Dodge Rampage and Pontiac Fiero KearnyHigh School : Porsche 924 {Returnto top of page} EV RacingSites and Organizations Carolina EV Challenge : Highschool EVs Demseys World Record Associates :electric streamliner "White Lightning" did 245.524 mph.

Tour Of Oldtimer EV Conversions At eDub Services — Check Out That Golf Mk2!

CleanTechnica

After 1 year in its new premises, Kit Lacey of eDub Services gives a tour of his latest projects. In the video Kit talks about the 1973 VW T2 “Indie” that we followed in its making earlier, which unfortunately has had a bad scratch.