Which Motor for My Land Cruiser Conversion?

Electric Cars are for Girls

I would like to pull the motor in my landcruiser wagon and drop in an electric motor that I could pull my 500lb trailer through the mountains with

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Motor in

DIY Electric Car

8 Oct 2012: AC55 motor is in. Its resting on a chassis crosspiece, still needs to get welded to the motor mounts. Also don't want to lose any strength on the clutch since the new motor has more torque. Bought most of the bits for the conversion in December 2010.

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First car using Nidec’s E-Axle traction motor system unveiled

Green Car Congress

The new electric car brand Aion S—recently unveiled at Auto Guangzhou 2018 by GAC NE, GAC MOTOR’s new energy vehicle arm—will be the first line of cars to adopt Nidec’s fully integrated traction motor system (E-Axle) ( earlier post ).

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Mission Motors for Electric Car Motors

Electric Cars are for Girls

Mission Motors just secured $9m in its second round of funding. I hadn't heard of this stealthy manufacturer of electric car motors and drive train components until today, but I get the feeling we'll be seeing more of them in the future - under the hood of our electric car

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Most Popular Electric Car Motors

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There are a lot of electric motors out there, but just a few make up the majority of electric car motors being used today

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Alvant’s aluminum matrix composites deliver 40% weight saving for electric motor rotors

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Engineers seeking to significantly improve the efficiency and performance of electric motors could benefit from using aluminum matrix composites (AMCs), according to research from the Innovate UK ‘Make it Lighter with Less’ R&D competition. Materials Motors Weight reduction

2018 119

ORNL researchers reuse hard disk drive magnets in electric motor

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used magnets recovered from used computer hard drives in an electric motor. Materials Motors Recycling

2018 120

Karsan using BMW i3 motors and batteries for 6m electric city bus

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The BMW Group and Turkish manufacturer Karsan have signed an agreement for the supply of BMW i3 motors and batteries for the battery-electric 6-meter city bus “Jest electric”, which is produced in Bursa in Turkey for both the domestic market and for international markets.

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Using the Lynch Motor for Electric Cars

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Lynch motor has a reputation for having an outstanding power-to-weight ratio - but they're small. For his electric car, Dr. Paul Pancella twinned two Lynch motors together for full-size performance from a half-size motor

2012 174

Reliance 3-phase AC Motor

Electric Cars are for Girls

Any thoughts on the Reliance Electric Duty Master AC Motor? I seem to be able to find a few of these with 50hp for decent prices. Say $500 or less

2012 125

NSK demonstrates transmission-equipped wheel hub motor

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has successfully demonstrated the first transmission-equipped wheel hub motor, designed to improve the environmental performance, safety, and comfort of automobiles. Electric (Battery) Motors Transmissions Vehicle SystemsNSK Ltd.

2017 123

Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet

Electric Cars are for Girls

This AC electric vehicle motor really IS as good as you've heard, and it's changing the electric car conversion game

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waterproofing motor compartment. etc

DIY Electric Car

After much thought/consultation about waterproofing the motor compartment of the truck.

2010 130

Rivian introduces two quad-motor, AWD “Electric Adventure Vehicles”

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The Rivian vehicles feature up to 400+ miles in electric range, a wading depth of 1 meter, lockable storage bins that can fit the bulkiest of gear, and the performance and precise control of quad-motor AWD.

2018 120

DIY DC Motor Controller

Electric Cars are for Girls

Paul Holmes' DC Motor Controller: open source and do-it-yourself saves a lot of money

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Electric Car Motors: Horsepower

Electric Cars are for Girls

For electric car motors, the first question is usually "Horsepower

2009 138

Sizing Car vs Motor

Electric Cars are for Girls

Is it cheaper/more efficient to size the motor for the car or the car for the motor? The car for the motor. Light donor, cheaper conversion.

2012 96

Electric Motor Brushes and Regenerative Braking

Electric Cars are for Girls

We've all heard that series wound DC motors, electric motor brushes and regenerative braking don't work well together. I had to ask - why? Interview with Dr. Paul Pancella

2012 142

Custom Electric Vehicles: Venus Motors

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Venus Motors builds new custom electric vehicles using fiberglass kits, electric drive trains, and lithium batteries

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Electric Car Motors: AC vs. DC

Electric Cars are for Girls

There are a lot of motors out there, but which are better electric car motors - AC or DC

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Is an AC motor in your future?

DIY Electric Car

gap in the AC motor offerings from the many motor manufacturers. methodology and materials required to do a DIY Industrial AC motor customization. motor is encouraged to view, ask questions and contribute to. All major car makers use AC propulsion systems for a reason.

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Can a motor power a 33' RV?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Can a motor drive a 33' RV? Is there a motor designed to drive each wheel instead of driving the transmission? Is it stupid to consider an electric RV

2012 135

AC Motor Controller (DIY)

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AC Motor Controller (Part 3 of AC Conversion, Interview with Eric Tischer

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NTN to supply in-wheel motors to EV startup FSAT in China

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Japan-based NTN, a leading global supplier of hub bearings and driveshafts, will supply in-wheel motor technology to EV startup Changchun Fawsn Auto Tech (FSAT), established in October 2017 by FAW Group. FSAT will exhibit a prototype vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show.

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Tentative Motor Mount Drawing

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I attempted to draw a tentative motor mount plate for the tail end of the Warp9 motor. The four mounting holes for the end of the motor (5/18" - 18) are at a funny angle, so I may just trace them out and then draw them in later.

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Nidec develops fully integrated traction motor system (e-axle)

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Nidec Corporation, a Japan-based leading global manufacturer of electric motors, has developed a new fully integrated traction motor system (e-axle) comprising an electric motor, reduction gear box and inverter. Electric (Battery) Motors

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Mitsubishi Motors showcases e-Evolution concept at LA Auto Show; battery-electric crossover w/triple motor 4WD

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. The e-Evolution Concept uses two high-torque, high-performance electric motors, fed by a high-capacity battery system to deliver a smooth and powerful performance.

2018 87

DOE, General Motors and MathWorks launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks launched the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, the latest DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition ( AVTC ), revealed the 12 competing universities and named the Chevrolet Blazer as the vehicle platform selected for the competition. The headline sponsors are the US Department of Energy, General Motors, and MathWorks, and the challenge is managed by Argonne National Laboratory.

Audi Hungaria starts series production of electric motors

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Series production of electric motors officially started in Audi’s Gy?r, The electric motors are produced on floor space of 8,500 square meters using an innovative modular assembly production concept. The electric motor from Gy?r Electric (Battery) Motors

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Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet, Part II

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This AC electric vehicle motor is changing the EV conversion game. Talking with builder Brian Seymour about motor size, voltage, and automatic transmissions

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Toyota develops first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet for electric motors

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed the world’s first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium (Nd) magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles. Materials Motors

2018 128

Motor Replacement Type: AC or Sep-ex best for NEV?

Electric Cars are for Girls

First I have a question about a particular OEM EV motor: what did the 1999 Ford Ranger EV have for a motor? And second, I am considering purchasing

2012 142

Update: AO3 Trans to 11" Warp Motor

DIY Electric Car

DC Motor. Warp motor. This is because the larger motor uses a face plate which is very similar in design and the output shaft has the same diameter. rear axle ratio and the high torque at low motor rpm will provide the desired movement of this vehicle at low speed.

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Choosing Correct EV Motor Size

Electric Cars are for Girls

How do you choose an EV motor which will deliver high horse power and torque equivalent to a gas powered sports car? Hi - In an EV, the motor is basically

2012 100

AC Electric Motors for Conversions

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There's a new breed of AC electric motors for cars, this time for lower voltage systems. Takes a curvy fiberglass Speedster replica, it really flies

Volkswagen unveils E100/E22 pickup concept at São Paulo motor show

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Volkswagen unveiled the Tarok Concept to the world at the São Paulo International Motor Show (6 to 18 November). The all-wheel drive all-rounder combines the progressive features of the latest generation of digitally networked SUVs with the versatility of a five-meter pick-up.

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Ordering a Motor Adapter

Open Source Civic EV Kit

While the design of the shaft and transmission adapter is not open-source, there are many other parts (like the DC motor) that aren't open-source as well.

2008 130

Motor positioned in engine compartment

DIY Electric Car

Started putting the motor/tranny into the engine compartment. Got it positioned and connected the driver sigde motor mount. Kind of wondering if I should have tested the motor before I put it in. Feels good. Not sure how I would have done that

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Bollinger Motors announces B2 electric pickup alongside SUV

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Bollinger Motors has already generated a lot of interest in its B1 electric SUV. And on Wednesday it released images and some details of its long awaited second model, a pickup. The American startup electric truckmaker is one of several to announce an electric pickup. Tesla has said it is developing a pickup; the company asked its fans to submit. Bollinger

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The Greenius Plan For General Motors

Creative Greenius

I’m afraid the time has come to pull the plug on GM’s life support so we can plug into a whole new kind of Motors much better than General. I’m talking about electric motors. We Must Destroy GM In Order To Save GM.

Rotating the Brushes on the Warp9 Motor

Open Source Civic EV Kit

As such, most EV motors have advanced timing on the brushes to optimize counter-clockwise rotation. Since we have a Honda Civic, we're going to rotate the brushes on the Netgain Warp9 motor so that they have optimal advanced timing for the clockwise direction.

2008 169

AC Motors, NiMH batteries, and Wheel Motors

Electric Cars are for Girls

AC motor question: I'm looking for a less expensive, probably US-made AC motor. I'm aiming my design at 1400 lbs maximum. Ideas?

2008 97

Brushless DC Motors

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I may be showing my ignorance, but I believe brushless DC motors run on three phase AC. Why is it called a DC motor? Brushless DC motors

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