fitting parts.

DIY Electric Car

Parts have arrived all in good shape. The interesting part of working off of someone else’s wiring/ prefabricated parts is in reconfiguring the fit. Today I mounted the switch box., connected the primary and secondary circuits to the controller , mounted shunt on the motor.

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Tesla Model 3: what parts breakdown says about high-volume electric car

Green Car Reports

parts suppliers assembly Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Tesla CEO Elon Musk has aspirations of vertically integrating his companies as much as possible, trying to avoid traditional suppliers wherever he can. While Tesla has been successful in developing things like their electric motors in-house, the company still relies on others for many of the components that go into its cars. The Model 3 was.

2018 65

Geely Auto’s flagship Bo Rui GE hybrid selected as part of China’s diplomatic fleet; 48V MHEV or PHEV

Green Car Congress

At a handover ceremony held in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, 35 new Bo Rui GE were delivered to the Service Bureau to be part of China’s diplomatic vehicle fleet.

2018 115

More Parts!

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I just got my first shipment from ElectroAuto in months! The motor mount and adaptor to the transmission showed up. This is progress. The only thing vaguely unsettling to me is that the invoice says that they already shipped the Zivan NG3 charging system, but I haven't received it yet.

2007 130

Electric Vehicle Parts

Electric Cars are for Girls

List of electric vehicle parts, with explanations, that Paul used in his $2200 VW Bug conversion

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Battery Monitoring Parts

Open Source Civic EV Kit

The other two parts I received from KTA-services were a 500-amp Ferruz-Shawmut fuse and a heavy-duty Airpax circuit breaker. I'll be going to get the finished parts tomorrow morning and seeing how far I can get with assembly.

2008 130

More Confusing Parts

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Yay, I got another shipment of parts today from Electro Auto! What I got was a five-terminal block with a shorting bar (lower-right pice in the picture) and a four-space connector (upper right part).

2007 130

Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet, Part II

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Parts 135

parts on Ebay great news!!

DIY Electric Car

Yipee, scored on the exact parts I wanted on Ebay. It was suspisiously like pre-ordained destiny the way I found my curtis 1231c controller listed on Ebay for a starting bid of $700.

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Airbus installs first 3D-printed titanium part on series-production commercial aircraft; part manufactured by Arconic

Green Car Congress

Arconic is 3D printing these parts for Airbus’s newest widebody aircraft at Arconic’s additive manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas. This first installation of a 3D printed titanium part on a series production Airbus commercial aircraft marks a milestone for additive manufacturing in aerospace. 3D-printed parts, including metal printed cabin brackets and bleed pipes, are already flying on Airbus A320neo and A350 XWB test aircraft.

2017 60

Civic Engine Removal - Part 1

Open Source Civic EV Kit

One thing I've found really helpful during this process is putting all the little parts in ziploc sandwich bags and labeling them. This has been invaluable for remembering which parts go where and not losing the small pieces like cotter pins and such.

2008 130

Who knew, part 2, 120V edition

Plugs and Cars

Some more places to plug in. SFO now has 120V plugs available in each of its public parking garages. You'll need to provide your own cable; of course every new EV comes with one. Airports are one of the places 12oV makes lots of sense. Most cars sit for many hours, some for days at long-term parking.

Parts 130

Zap&Go bringing C-Ion technology to Williams Advanced Engineering-led consortium as part of £246M Faraday Battery Challenge

Green Car Congress

The project is part of the UK Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge, a £246-million (US$326-million) commitment to battery development for the electric vehicle market.

2018 106

Auto parts suppliers support current fuel-economy rules, overwhelmingly: survey

Green Car Reports

That is the auto-parts supply industry, according to a study released Thursday morning by Calstart, the national clean-transport industry. As the auto industry and environmental groups count down the days until the NHTSA releases proposals to revise fuel-economy standards, surveys show one industry wants the standards to stay just as they are. Politics NHTSA CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

2018 55

researching suspension parts

Open Source Civic EV Kit

When people purchase their '92-'95 civic, the first thing they'll need to do is upgrade the suspension to handle the extra weight of the batteries. The CivicWithACord journal suggests getting Koni yellow adjustable struts and a set of Ground Control coil-overs. Ground Control sells the coil overs (SKU 4530) for $299+shipping. Make sure you request the beefed up springs, two of type 1200.250.0275 and two of type 1200.250.0200.

2008 100

Even Wackier! Most bizarre green cars ever proposed, Part II

Green Car Reports

Last week we listed seven of the most bizarre "green" cars (and some not-so-green) of the 20th century, most of which were rolled out in response to depression, war recovery, or out-of-control gas prices. This week, we'll look at seven more from the 21st century, which seems to have had a concentrated share of attempts at innovation in response to. youtube Elio Motors

2018 53

How a tire company is doing its part to recycle and reuse; Michelin’s TREC

Green Car Congress

Companies will attract negative attention for not doing their part to help protect the environment—potentially risking a loss in profits due to a shrinking consumer base because of their environmental decisions. The project has two parts: TREC Regeneration and TREC Alcohol.

2015 148

Mercedes-Benz Trucks introduces its first 3D-printed spare part made of metal

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has introduced its first 3D-printed spare part made of metal (an aluminum-silicon material), a thermostat cover for truck and Unimog models from older model series. 3D replacement parts production began with rarely ordered aluminium parts.

2017 90

Used Forklift Parts for a Cheap Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

Ever thought of scrounging used forklift parts to build an electric car? In this interview, Darin Cosgrove talks about the successful marriage of a Geo Metro and a Baker Forklift

Cheap 148

Electric Car Parts and Conversion Costs

Electric Cars are for Girls

A few years ago I picked up an early model 1971 911 T Targa. After stripping her down to the metal, prime, paint, restore the interior, rebuild the

Parts 102

DC-DC Installed and New Brake Parts

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

One of the more difficult parts to find were the steel brake lines. These lines are from Schucks Auto Supply part number PAE312. Most auto parts stores carry these; however, the difficulty was in picking the correct ones since most places are not familiar with the 914 brake upgrade.

2008 130

Green Cars Part 3- Hydrogen

DIY Electric Car

The more I delve into this topic the more detail I want to address, so rather than cover all three energy storage options in this post I’ve decided to give a more detailed look at hydrogen. Keep a look out for a look at compressed air and battery electric in the next two weeks. Hydrogen is the darling of the media, car manufacturers and oil companies. alike. The general public seems fairly convinced that hydrogen vehicles are going to be the way of the future and a simple replacement for oil.

2008 100

New Tranny Here - Salvaging Cracked Parts

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I've moved several necessary parts from my original transmission to the newly rebuilt one (on the left), to make it functional. The newly rebuilt transmission from Greg Robbins showed up via UPS today at 95 pounds. Here is the plastic tub that it was shipped in.

2008 130

Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

Creative Greenius

That’s the same reason the frozen parts of our planet are now melting, the dry hot places are burning and why the air, land and sea temperatures are all going up to levels that scare the holy shit out of climate scientists. You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

2011 171

Trunk Mods Part II

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

Not much to show here. I've installed 15 additional cells in the area the old fuel tank use to be. This is directly above the rear sub frame. This is too much weight for the original shocks so I'll be modifying the suspension all around.

Parts 52

Ford testing 3D printing of large-scale parts using Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer

Green Car Congress

Ford Motor Company is exploring how large-scale one-piece auto parts, such as spoilers, could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles, as the first automaker to pilot the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer.

2017 85

Trunk Modifications Part I

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I've been working on modifications to the car over the past couple weeks. In order to get the AC back into the car some of the cells needed be shifted from the front of the car to back. Additionally, I want to add a more cells. The only solution was to make better use of the trunk.

Parts 52

Subaru plug-in hybrid to use Prius Prime parts, coming in 2019

Green Car Reports

When Toyota and Mazda said last September they would form a joint venture to produce electric-car parts, that answered the question of where Mazda's future plug-in vehicles would get their electric running gear. But it sparked another question: Where did that leave Subaru, another small automaker in the Toyota orbit? A week ago Monday, we learned. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars compliance car Prius Prime

2018 63

More parts but no instructions or hardware.

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I ran out to Camp914 today to drop off the old suspension and fuel tank with Craig so he can sell the parts and possibly donate to the electric car project. This week has been a whirlwind and I haven't caught up on sharing all the pictures.

2007 130

Charging parts back and more miles

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I received the fixed charger parts back from Belktronix on Friday and installed them with no problems. After going through a full charge cycle, I did find another Batmon board that was activating the shunt resistor at 13.5 volts instead of the expected 14.6 volts. I'll look into that early this week or send it back for repairs. After fixing up the charging system, I took a quick test drive with my friend Jonathan for about 7 miles and the car behaved well.

2008 100

Brunel team working to develop next-generation light, thin-walled aluminum die-cast parts

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Brunel University London are developing a new generation of ultra-light car parts that will reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions. The research venture is partly funded by the government and by project partners, with £3.7

2017 78

Fisker Karma Owners Can Soon Buy Spare Parts, Wanxiang Says

Green Car Reports

Owners of the 2012 Fisker Karma range-extended electric luxury car got some good news last week: The company that now owns the carmaker has promised that supplies of spare parts will soon become available. Fisker stopped producing its striking sedan in July 2012 after it had built roughly 3,000 of the cars. While the handful of remaining new

2014 82

Johnson Controls putting carbon body exterior parts into series production

Green Car Congress

Johnson Controls is applying its expertise in natural fiber processing technology for interior components to vehicle exteriors; the company is using liquid resin press molding to enable series production of carbon fiber body parts. Structure of the carbon body parts.

2012 112

Volkswagen: e-mobility and sustainability; Part 1, the e-Golf and Golf GTE

Green Car Congress

The body shell now has 28% of parts in ultra-high-strength hot-formed steel, up from 6% on the Golf Gen 6. The e-Golf. Click to enlarge. In conjunction with its annual media and investor conference, Volkswagen is staging a two-week (8 - 21 March) e-mobility event at Berlin-Tempelhof.

2014 152

That's wacky! The most bizarre green cars ever proposed, Part I

Green Car Reports

Often the growth of green cars comes in fits and starts, and new ideas are rushed to market regularly before they're ready. Visionaries with dreams of changing the world may have little real-world experience and find themselves in over their heads after they jump in too quickly. Even pure charlatans sometimes emerge from the woodwork to hawk new. youtube

2018 56

Tesla employees say Model 3 parts need substantial rework after production

Green Car Reports

Electric-car maker Tesla is known for troubled launches, at least for the four products it's offered since the first Roadster in 2008. But the launch of the Tesla Model 3, its lower-priced electric sedan, may be the most challenging yet—and it may be the Tesla with the highest expectations. The first 30 cars, now accepted to be largely. Elon Musk Quality Fremont Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) assembly plants

2018 63

Featured EV Video: Living with an EV part 4

DIY Electric Car

Gav's EV Conversion - Living with an EV - IV from Gav on Vimeo. If you aren't familiar with Gav, he's been a long time contributing member of DIYElectricCar under the name of "kiwiev."

2008 130

50-mpg 2019 Honda Insight, Tesla Model 3 parts, electric Corvette, climate trolling: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we've got more details on the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid, some deep research into where Tesla Model 3 parts come from, an amusing troll by one head of state on another, and a very fast, very pricey all-electric Chevy Corvette. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The two-seat Smart minicar has been on sale in the U.S. for 10 years now, so. Today in Car News

2018 58

California ARB fines two companies $507K for selling illegal aftermarket parts for cars & trucks

Green Car Congress

to resolve violations of the California Health and Safety Code related to the advertising and sales of illegal aftermarket performance parts in California, especially tuner products made for diesel pick-up truck engines. is the parent company of performance part manufacturer Bully Dog Technologies, LLC. Derive paid $281,840 to resolve the sale of diesel and gasoline aftermarket parts illegally sold by Bully Dog in California from 2010 through 2012.

2017 68

Global Bioenergies to take part in three more H2020 projects; second-, third-generation feedstocks for isobutene production

Green Car Congress

Global Bioenergies’ Dutch subsidiary will dedicate a large part of its activities to this program. Global Bioenergies has been selected in more Horizon 2020 projects funded by the European Union, and will receive for this purpose about €2 million in grants over 4 years. These projects reinforce Global Bioenergies’ strategy of feedstock diversification in order to continue improving the economics and the environmental impact of its Isobutene process.

2018 69

Hard parts supplier Rheinmetall Automotive expects electrification to account for more than half of sales in 2020

Green Car Congress

Rheinmetall Automotive is more known as a supplier of hard parts (e.g., Added to these are the electrically powered auxiliary units, extremely lightweight structural parts, heat-pump components and range extenders.

2017 106

Green Cars Part 4- Compressed Air

DIY Electric Car

Could the answer to our transport needs have been right in front of our faces all this time? Conventional cars work by exploding fuel and air in a chamber to exert force on the pistons, but what if rather than using an explosion to provide that pressure on the piston, you just stored your ‘fuel’ at a constant high pressure. That’s the concept behind the air car , and it looks like a pretty promising technology.

2008 100

McLaren Automotive launches collaborative strategic project on next-gen powertrains; part-funded by UK government

Green Car Congress

The project, supported and part-funded by UK Government through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), is intended to deliver improvements in thermal system efficiency using a modular combustion system, lightweight castings and composite materials.

2017 85