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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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.

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Trending Sources

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

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 78

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

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 58

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

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 78

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 50

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

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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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 69

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."

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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

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

First Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles arrive in Europe as part of HyFIVE demo

Green Car Congress

The first six vehicles will be based with customers in London and Copenhagen as part of the Hydrogen for Innovative Vehicles ( HyFIVE ) demonstration project, partly funded by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking ( FCHJU ). The first Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles arrived in Europe last week.

2016 81

Alcoa to supply 3D-printed titanium parts for Airbus aircraft

Green Car Congress

Alcoa expects to deliver the first additive manufactured parts to Airbus in mid-2016. Last year, Alcoa acquired RTI International Metals (RTI)—now known as Alcoa Titanium & Engineered Products (ATEP)—which grew Alcoa’s additive manufacturing capabilities to include 3D-printed titanium and specialty metals parts produced at ATEP’s Austin, Texas facility.

2016 60

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

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.

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Seeing Machines driver monitoring tech debuts in 2018 Cadillac CT6 as part of Super Cruise

Green Car Congress

The FOVIO based driver monitoring system (DMS) forms an integral part of General Motors’ Super Cruise hands-free driving system for the highway, ensuring safe and confident vehicle operation. Seeing Machines, a developer of computer vision technologies, announced the automotive production debut of its FOVIO driver monitoring technology in the 2018 Cadillac CT6.

2017 60

Dismantling Part 2

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I finally got some more time and cooler conditions to continue with the dismantling phase of the project. I went head to toe on the car and found every bracket, heat shield, and emissions components that were no longer needed. Then I started in on the big job which was the gas tank.

2008 52

Ensyn granted EPA Part 79 approval for renewable gasoline

Green Car Congress

This approval, pursuant to Title 40 CFR Part 79 promulgated under the Clean Air Act, is required for the sale of RFGasoline into US commerce. This approval follows the recently announced Part 79 approval of Ensyn’s renewable diesel product, RFDiesel. The Part 79 registration process involved a number of these industry leaders. The gasoline fraction was shipped to a major international oil company in the US for initial evaluation and preparation for the Part 79 test.

2015 60

GM recycles 2M Flint water bottles into fleece for homeless, car parts and air filters

Green Car Congress

General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. Life Center in Flint to make air filter panels from the 9,000 square feet of fleece created since Do Your Part launched in April.

2016 78

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.

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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.

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