Behind the scenes of building an electric car - The journey
Follow us on a journey of the successes and dissapointments that were
Team Swinburne Electric 2010, AKA tse_10, was the first year a group of
Swinburne engineering students endevoured to develop and build an Electric
Vehicle for the Formula SAE competition. The team hit trouble when they
blew up their motor controller, just over a week before the competition.
The team then borrowed another motor controller which also ended up
blowing. The team then borrowed ANOTHER motor controller, to which they had
some success, until the night before the competition, when it also blew up.
In total the team blew up 3x $4,000 controllers, 6 times (after repairs).
It is thought that the motor is faulty and is causing the issues.
Final Year Members:
Non Final Year Members:
Jacob Vu Tran
ATA and MEVIG
Warning: Although edited, this is behind the scenes footage and may contain
some course language and/or offensive behaviour.
Small Budget Honda Accord Electric Conversion
http://www.useafuel.com - This video shows the DIY simple conversion of a
1990 Honda Accord from gas to electric. It's pretty simple. Remove the
gas motor, install new electric forklift motor, batteries, and motor
controller. After that, charge from any outlet and enjoy.
DIY: Opening a Car Battery and Repairing with Epsom Salts
Next Battery Repair Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEESf-PoQu4
Previous Battery Repair Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS6Lyft8nfY
today i repaired this battery with 5 scoops of epsom salts in each cell.
and evidently shorting out the terminals helped the battery a lot.
Kaylor Motor Install.mov
Kaylor Motor Adaptor Electric Car Kit. This is installed in a 69 VW Ghia.
We are testing a modern controller to power the old Starter/Generator
motors for these Kits. These conversion kits were specifically built for
the old VW platform. They work great but work best on the old fiberglass
(25) Electric Suzuki Samurai EV driving vid
Electric car conversion of a 1988 suzuki samurai. this is the 3rd
conversion we have done. we also during the testing phase used a mazda
truck and a geo metro. we found out the hard way that the mazda truck was
to heavy for the motor. we learned much along the way. i use my EV for an
around town car.
Suzuki Samurai (1988) Walk Around (Almost Done With Build)
Just a quick walk around showing off my hard work. Its taken a summer to
get it to this point and almost everything is done. I still have double
tough front axles to install and the front locker but that will wait till
6/26/2012: This vehicle has been sold. Congrats to the new owner. You got
a great truck! I have some family responsibilities and we are in the
process of buying a home with 5 acres so I needed a tractor for mowing and
chores. The money from the samurai was invested in a John Deere 790 4x4
compact tractor with a loader and other implements. Its a sweet setup too
and I am glad that I had the opportunity to build the samurai and enjoy it
for a while. :^)
Gomi Style - Electric Motorcycle Conversion
A Honda Rebel motorcycle is converted to a zero emissions electric chopper.
Made the Gomi way, with mostly found and scavenged materials, we make a
street legal commuter bike perfect for San Francisco.
DIY Electric Car: 04B DC Motor Basics, Part 2
Showing how to build an electric car, we continue looking at how a DC motor
This is an excerpt from BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR, an instructional DVD
available from 300MPG.org:
Please visit my blog to learn about other projects, including the electric
motorcycle and DIY Hybrid Pickup Truck.
Inside VIA Motors Self-Charging Extended-Range Electric Truck Powertrain
VIA Motors specializes in extended-range electric trucks, electric vans and
electric SUV's with no range limitations. Follow VIA at
http://www.facebook.com/viamotors and http://www.twitter.com/VTRUX
For more info, please visit http://www.viamotors.com
Inside the Extended Range Electric Truck (E-REV) Powertrain