95 Chevy Corsica, Electric Vehicle - EV (fully electric car)
Ive been working on this project for almost 1 year and spend a lot of time and money with it I was planning to add another 6 batteries in the trunk, however, I am really short on money right now and cant afford it. But the vehicle has a lot of trunk space and would be very install the batteries to increase your range.
The 6 batteries located in the engine compartment are new; I bought 6 Dual purpose Deep cycle marine batteries from AutoZone. The batteries are in VERY GOOD CONDITION, LIKE NEW and should last many years.
I drove this EV and was able to get it up to 55 MP/H (or 88 KM/H). It drives very nice and smooth without any problems. When this car was in its early development stages, I had to make a decision between performance and range, so I tried to balance it. This 72V system was designed to work with 12V batteries (six in the front and six in the back) but I havent added the 6 in the back.
Most people choose manual transmission for their EVssince I didnt have a donor car with manual transmission I designed everything to accommodate that. I kept the original torque converter in the transmission, but the new owner can pick new torque converter that requires less spin of the motor to lock it making the acceleration better. But for me it drives fine as it is. This is only optional.
I am sorry, but I dont have any other information on the motor. I measured about 7 inches diameter and about 14 inches long. (Not counting the shaft) Its an Advanced DC Series Wound Motor.
I havent driven this car until the batteries are drained so I really cant tell how far it will go. I got about 15 miles and the 72V bank was reading 72.1 Volts. I started with the reading of 78.3 volts. The batteries are not broken in yet, it will increase overtime. There is only 6 batteries right now, once the new battery bank is set in the trunk, range should increase dramatically. (the battery bank in the back should be connected in parallel with the front battery bank, increasing the amperage capacity, but keeping it at 72V)
Charging Time: 2-6 hours (depending how much you drove before charging) the battery bank is small, and if you drive down a few miles only, it charges up in about 1 hour or so.
Top Speed: 55 MHP (on straight road) Ive had this EV as high as 55 MHP, but I live in the city and only drive around 30-35MPH
All the electrical parts, such as headlights, blinkers, stop light, reverse light, high beams, etc are working properly.
The instrument cluster was completely re-done to fit this EV. I wanted to give a factory look so I kept everything as factory as possible. When you look at the car and even when you get in You wont notice the difference until you start driving it.
Ive added 2 digital meters to monitor the two 12V batteries and 72V battery bank. I custom made the new dash to incorporate the words System Engaged when the vehicle is turned ON and also put a charging indicator in blue letters (lit when plugged) so you dont drive away when the car is plugged in) they are very visible even in daylight.
The interior is very nice and clean (but please, expect normal wear and tear), the mats and seat covers are new. The back seat could use a seat cover as well, but its not bad.
I never drove it with more than the driver and one passenger. But I am sure it can take 2 passengers in the back.
I drove this EV for more than 100 miles so far, it drives really nice, but there is a little difference while driving an EV. For example when you stop, the electric motor stops as well, so if you are on some type of incline, you have to either keep the motor running at low speed (which is not recommended at all, waists energy!!!) or press the breaks while you accelerate a bit so the car wont start moving back. But you get used to it after a few miles.
The tires on the EV are ok, with about half life on them.
The body of the car is in very good shape for a 1995 car. There are some fading in the rear bumper, a ding in the passenger side door and a dent on the drivers side door right by the mirror. The drivers side door mirror is off, looks a little bent, I dont want to pop in place because I dont want to break the plastic around it. Its working just fine and you can adjust without problems.
I added two 12V fans on top of the controller to keep it cool during driving. Both fans come on and off as the car is turned ON and OFF.
homemade electric car conversion
homemade electric car conversion of an audi that convert to run with
electric engine instead of fuel engine and batteries instead of fuel tank!
Electric Starion - Electric Car Conversion - Part 6
After successfully testing the drivability, it's back to the workshop to
get stuff removed to paint the battery racks and sort the best place for
the charger and finally add the tacho sender to the gearbox adaptor plate.
The fuel port assembly is done now also; I cleaned up the inner rubber
mount and gasket-sealed the hole with a rubber bung where the original fuel
inlet was, and Nathan cut out the new hole for the power through to a new
fascia plate where the 20A connector will be mounted. A shut-off switch is
added which is essential when 'filling up'; some folks use micro switches
like the ones in arcade machines in their EV fuel ports but we're using a
brake switch which will be more durable and it's long thread allows us to
fine-adjust the profile of the switch so that it triggers properly when the
fuel door is opened/closed. An annoying short had to be traced under the
dash (oops, I forgot to ground a 5W resistor), and you'll meet our little
helpers at the end of the video. Cuuuute...
Two Wheeler Self Balancing Electric Car
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In a nondescript building on the grittier side of downtown San Francisco,
the future of personal transportation is being born — at least according
to this baby's Dr. Frankenstein, an affable 33-year-old named Daniel Kim.
Sitting in the glare of a few spotlights is the LIT Motors C1, an enclosed
two-wheeler that combines the flexibility and fuel efficiency of an
electric motorcycle with the safety, comfort and storage space of a small
But there's a true innovation at work: the C1 has two powerful on-board
gyroscopes generating 1,300 ft-lbs of torque that keep the two-wheeler
upright even when struck by a larger vehicle. "It would take an elephant to
knock this thing over," says Kim.
To prove the point, Kim has lashed the C1 to the bumper of his completely
rebuilt Land Rover (a pet project of the Portland, Ore., native the
preceded a degree at Rhode Island School of Design) and stepped on the gas.
The C1 got slightly airborne, but never fell over.
"I think (LIT has) a chance of making it for two reasons," says Kim. "One,
after traveling the world I saw that a huge percentage of motorists travel
alone, and in the developing world most of them are on two wheels. And two,
I don't have to hire anyone to design, because I do it all myself. I like
to think I'm de-risking the company that way."
In fact, Kim's high-tech titanium glasses, ring and overcoat were all
whimsical projects of this inveterate tinkerer who, like Steve Jobs,
attended but then dropped out of Reed College before going on to RISD. "I
should have graduated from Reed just so people would stop making that
comparison," Kim says with a smile.
The C1 was born out of Kim's desire to become the next big deal in
transportation, a moment that's still more than a year away. The
dozen-staffer start-up company currently has one mock-up (a sleek white
bubble sitting on massive tires) to show prospective customers and
investors, and one raw but functioning prototype. LIT wants to raise $5
million to $10 million to develop its proprietary software and create a
true beta version of the C1 that would then lead to a production run of
1,000 units in 2014. Kim says Silicon Valley venture capital firms and auto
industry players have made overtures.
And he may try a new Kickstarter campaign.
The C1 will have a 200-mile range, do zero-to-60 mph in 6 seconds with a
120-mph top speed, and initially cost around $24,000, with the price
falling to $19,000 after tax credits. LIT's chief marketing officer Ryan
James says LIT wants to scale production so the price drops to around
$12,000 after credits.
James says LIT's target customers include people who already ride
motorcycles but are concerned about safety, don't like dressing up in bulky
riding gear and crave more storage space. But an ever larger market "would
be people who might have never ridden a motorcycle but are looking for a
solution to their commuting headache," he says.
Adds Kim: "A company like (electric car manufacturer) Tesla has done
amazing things to make the alternatively powered vehicle sexy, but what
we're making might fit into more people's lives." He cites not only studies
that indicate that more than half of daily commuters drive alone, but also
notes that increasing congestion and parking issues could be mitigated by
C1 ownership. Because the machine would be classified by the U.S.
Department of Transportation as a motorcycle it qualifies for
lane-splitting, carpool lanes and motorcycle parking areas.
There's also another potential market for Kim's creation, as shown by a
local California Highway Patrol officer who recently was poking around the
C1. Kim wondered whether his machine would appeal to law enforcement, and
the response was positive. "The safety (to the C1 driver) and the fact that
you're out of the elements in that bubble seemed very appealing to him,"
Sitting inside the C1, you're immediately struck by the airy feeling inside
what could be a claustrophobic cocoon, due to the myriad transparent panels
overhead and the considerable elbow room inside. The C1 operates much like
a car, with a steering wheel that works in concert with the two gyroscopes
sitting beneath the driver. Turn in either direction and the C1 knows to
slightly lean the machine over in that direction to facilitate the turn.
"It's not like riding a motorcycle, where you the rider has to lean," says
Kim. "It's more like piloting a fighter jet, where you turn and the plane
An accelerator pedal sends electric current to the two wheel-mounted
motors, while the brake pedal scrubs off speed; there's a small space for
cargo behind the single seat. More Details:-
Electric Starion EV - Part 5 - at the Electric Car Show
The Electric Starion is now at a drivable state and we take her for a spin
at the annual electric car show in Sydney. Some say that by international
standards, the AEVA show is probably not a huge event, but conversely, for
a small population, there is a high proportion of interest in EVs in
Australia plus R&D attracting international attention, despite little
interest from the government to date (although the recent Climate Ready
initiative may change this). Many types of makes and models of new and old
cars converted to electric drive were on display; regular daily commute
vehicles, sports cars, classic cars, electric bikes, roadsters, hotrods and
even a Formula 'E' race car. The 'H' word was well and truly overshadowed
by 'full EV' and many people were interested in how to get their own
fully-electric cars. There was one vehicle, a Prius with a K2 battery pack
for extended range; these are small lithium phosphate cells up to 3200
milliamp hour, banded together into modules to make up the required
voltages and they have a high energy density and handle a high charging
current, ideal for regen braking. There's a test review which explains this
better, at http://zeva.com.au/tech/K2/ and from there a link to the K2
Energy site where you'll find a video comparison of the cobalt and
phosphate impact penetration test. As for my Starion, with an adjustment on
the Curtis trimpots, it drove well, gear changing was minimal (we tried 2nd
and 3rd starts (and not game for a 1st start test yet) and essentially
we're convinced that I'll only ever need to drive in second or third gear
as there is so much torque in the Kostov. Reverse gear exhibits a typically
higher torque (not as high as first), and as seen in many EVs reversing
will have to be handled carefully but further refinement will be looked
into, and all in all, the Starion drove like a regular car - a regular
Starion in fact with all the handling (including drift test) expected in a
sports car. There was no noticeable increase in weight and the batteries
delivered the power quickly as expected. We're still a little ways off
completing the project as there is calibration to do, incline tests, road
compliance and a couple of areas that need respray, some minor body fixes
and so on. Overall though, very exciting. Apologies again for the shaky
camera, there were so many people bumping around (and a Nokia N93 is not
that noticeable compared to the larger cameras the media had), and I really
should write a new piece of music (hope this old one's okay). Keep watching
http://electriccarsforeveryone.com for updates and Nathan's
http://www.converturcar.com website for news and info on upcoming vehicles
Test Drive 1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT
In this video I give a short tour and test drive of a 1993 Chevrolet
Corsica LT. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and
exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and
noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I show the car idling as
well as take it on a thorough test drive through the city and highway on
various surfaces. A thorough drive of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
6 Peoples Reactions to the CRAZY 900hp 3Dx Evo
We had a blast giving people rides in the Evo, even had a guest driver when
we gave Miss Thai Thai a ride after her photo shoot! See what people
thought about the car, caught a lot of people off guard.
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DW TV Prisma - La Revolución Silenciosa, El auto eléctrico del futuro
El futuro del automóvil se aleja del petróleo y se orienta hacia el
vehículo eléctrico. El auto a gasolina con motor a combustión interna
está a punto de extinguirse.
Tal descubrimiento llega tarde por la acción de diversas burocracias.
En Alemania se puede comprobar qué es lo ofrecen los automóviles
eléctricos en la actualidad, que ventajas y también qué inconvenientes
suponen para el conductor. El coche eléctrico es fuerte, silencioso y más
limpio que ningún otro vehículo.
Algunos preparadores privados ya trabajan por su cuenta reemplazando
motores de serie por uno eléctrico.
Así mismo ya hace mas de 10 años algunos entusiastas guardan desde
entonces, coches eléctricos que en se vendían y que fueron posteriormente
El dilema : la industria vende lo que el cliente pide ??? o el cliente
compra aquello que la industria inunda desde sus factorías ???
El cambio está llegando... con mas atraso del debido, pero llegando
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Chevy S-10 Electric Vehicle
Robert Green of DIY Electric Car interviews Craig Dusing about his Chevy
S-10 EV Conversion.
144v Trojan Battery Pack
9" ADC Motor
Filmed on 9/19/2008.
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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
A Quiet Electric Vehicle by Ampmobiles
AmpmobilesConversions.com converts cars to run on battery power. Do you
know someone who works on cars (body repair)? Using their skills, they can
convert a car to run on a post-petroleum fuel.