Which Motor for My Land Cruiser Conversion?

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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

2018 125

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

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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 ).

2018 129

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 123

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 125

Bollinger Motors previews B2 electric pickup

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Bollinger Motors previewed the all-electric, all-wheel-drive B2 pickup truck. As Bollinger Motors moves through the final stages of the B1, the B2 Pickup became a natural addition to their upcoming vehicle suite of distinctively-designed EV trucks.

2018 121

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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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.

2018 133

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 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

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

2011 194

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.

2018 120

Using the Lynch Motor for Electric Cars

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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 186

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 89

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

2018 88

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.

Reliance 3-phase AC Motor

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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

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

2018 78

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.

2018 103

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 129

Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet

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

2011 150

waterproofing motor compartment. etc

DIY Electric Car

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

2010 130

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

Kits 136

Electric Motor Brushes and Regenerative Braking

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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 151

DIY DC Motor Controller

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

DIY 148

Nikola Motor introduces Nikola Tre heavy-duty hydrogen-electric truck for Europe

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In response what it said is widespread interest from European customers, Nikola Motor Company has designed a hydrogen-electric truck for European markets. —Nikola Motor Company Founder and CEO Trevor Milton.

2018 133

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

2018 87

MTS delivers power density improvements to motor and inverter technology for Formula E

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MTS Systems Corporation, a global supplier of high-performance test systems and sensors, announced further power density improvements to its electric motor and inverter technology for motorsport. Leveraging experience and technology gained from developing energy recovery systems for Formula 1 racecars, MTS has developed its smallest, most lightweight and powerful electric motor system to date for use in the FIA Formula E Championship Series.

2018 72

Electric Car Motors: Horsepower

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

2009 139

Sizing Car vs Motor

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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

Chevrolet electric Camaro concept drag racer: eCOPO with 800V battery pack; electric crate motors

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This project exemplifies Chevrolet and General Motors’ commitment to engaging young minds in STEM education. The electric motor is based on a pair of BorgWarner HVH 250-150 motor assemblies, each generating 300 lb-ft (407 N·m) of torque, and replaces the gasoline engine.

2018 119

Electric Car Motors: AC vs. DC

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

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Can a motor power a 33' RV?

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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 143

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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Tesla founder, Chinese company launch SF Motors electric cars

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China History plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Startups SF MotorsIn the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn't started by current CEO Elon Musk. While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car brand, Tesla was actually founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who had previously founded and sold a eBook reader company. While both left the company in 2008, they have kept their hands in.

2018 72

Saudi investment fund takes $1 billion stake in Lucid Motors

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Lucid Motors announced yesterday that it will receive a $1 billion investment from the Saudi Arabian public investment fund. Lucid is a Silicon Valley-based electric car builder working on a direct competitor to the Tesla Model S. In August, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk suggested that he had held talks with the same Saudi investment fund about

2018 80

Lucid electric 'executive sedan': 100-kwh battery, 1,000-hp motor

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From small startups to major established automakers, many companies have Tesla Motors in their sights. But Lucid Motors—the California-based startup formerly known as Atieva—may have the biggest guns in its arsenal of any of Tesla's would-be rivals. plug-in cars Samsung Lucid MotorsThe company plans to unveil its previously-teased electric "executive sedan" December.

2016 86

AC Motor Controller (DIY)

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

DIY 125

Renault introduces a new 80kW R110 electric motor; coming first on ZOE; WLTP certification

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Renault has revealed its new R110 electric motor and the 2018 model-year ZOE, Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle, which will be the first Renault EV to feature this 80kW powerplant which combines extra power with even greater driving enjoyment. Electric (Battery) Motors

2018 99

Xing Mobility selects Clean Wave AC induction motors for electric super car Miss R

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XING Mobility, a Taipei-based electric powertrain system supplier, has selected Clean Wave Technologies to provide electric motors and drive control units for a rally-inspired supercar. The vehicle will utilize four Clean Wave traction motors, one for each wheel.

2018 93

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

Parts 136

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.

2008 130

Elio Motors to buy engines, abandons building its own

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Elio Motors, which has been struggling since 2009 to build its own ultra-cheap, small, fuel-efficient, three-wheeled car, announced Thursday that it will source an engine from a major automaker. Previously, the company planned to build its own 3-cylinder engine with up to 55 horsepower for its projected 84-mpg three-wheeler. The company did not. Fuel Economy

2018 74

Saudi investment fund reportedly wants stake in Lucid Motors

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The Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund may be planning to buy a stake in potential Tesla rival Lucid Motors, according to a Reuters report. Elon Musk Lucid MotorsTesla CEO Elon Musk suggested last week that he had held talks with the same Saudi investment fund. The report says that the fund has drawn up a term sheet to invest $500 million in Lucid. It could invest up.

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