Part 7 - Adapter Plate and Motor Coupler - 1969 Austin Healey Sprite EV Conversion
Just got back from the machinist - http://laveen.com. Eric Laveen helped design and build the adapter plate and motor coupler. They connect the electric motor to the stock transmission in the car. Visit http://evsprite.com for full project details.
ELECTRIC CAR - Part 1
It isn't really a complicated process to do an electric car conversion, but
you will need to obtain certain specialized parts.
You will need: an electric motor, deep cycle batteries, a controller, a
battery charger, an adaptor kit, and various other small parts.
But first, you are going to need a vehicle that you can do your electric
car conversion with. Any vehicle can be used for this project, but some
work better than others.
Heading the list are small cars and trucks, as they are light and strong.
Your first consideration as shown in the detailed plans is to find the
lightest vehicle that will still do the job of hauling you and whatever
cargo you carry around.
Next, you will want a large DC motor that will produce power for your
electric car. The larger the motor, the more power your electric car will
Don't worry that it will be slow either. Many people have the wrong
impression of electric cars; they accelerate as fast as any vehicle on the
road and travel at least 50 mph.
What about batteries?
You will need to locate about 16-20 deep cycle batteries for your car as
well. The plans outline sources of batteries, even free batteries that you
can find with a little effort. The same source will probably have free DC
It's just a matter of asking.
Why do you need this many batteries? In order to achieve a range of up to
100 miles on a single charge.
A controller is needed to fix the amount of current flowing from the
batteries to the motor which determines how fast you go. The controller is
connected to your old gas pedal linkage for smooth control of the vehicle.
In order to charge your batteries between trips, you will need an on-board
battery charger. That way you can just plug it into any common AC circuit
and get charged up again.
Doesn't this sound like fun?
Isn't it time you got started on your own conversion project?
80+ mph Electric Truck Conversion Part 1
http://www.useafuel.com - Converting a gas powered 93 Mazda pickup to a
100% electric vehicle. This is a freeway capable conversion kit with
speeds of 80+ mph. Part 1 shows all of the steps taken to remove old and
install new components.
Part 5 - Body & Wiring Teardown - 1969 Austin Healey Sprite EV Conversion
We take the front half of the car down to the frame by removing the
fenders, steering column, dashboard, wiring harness, windshield, and
brake/clutch pedals. It's almost ready to be pressure washed. I'm looking
forward to a nice, clean surface to work on. Visit http://evsprite.com for
full project details!
New generation light weight batteries for electric vehicles
The new efficient battery packs from Lithium House for electric vehicles.
10 times lighter.
I wrote about my opinions on Electric vehicles.
See that at
make sure you leave comment there.
Part 8 - Custom Front Suspension - 1969 Austin Healey Sprite EV Conversion
Tube shocks and new upper A-arm should give me more stability and
flexibility. Plus, $18 tube shocks are a lot better than replacing $150
lever shocks. Visit http://evsprite.com for full project details.
It's good to be back in action after a long hiatus. Special thanks to
brother Brian for helping jumpstart the project again.
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.
Full Electric Car Home Conversion - 1988 Pontiac Fiero Part 1
The process of converting my Pontiac Fiero to 144 volt electric car. Full
video documentation of the process along with a few test drives. It runs on
12, 12 volt Trojan deep cycle lead acid batteries. Powered by a 9.1 in.
dia. Advanced DC motor with a 500 amp Curtis controller. Part 2 and 3 will
be coming soon. GO ELECTRIC!
Kaylor Kit Electric Motor Demo
This is a video of our demo flick for our Kaylor Electric Conversion Kit
for the older VW platform. This is an older style Starter/Generator
Military Shunt DC motor with a custom made adaptor plate and flywheel from
Kaylor Energy Systems. These are no longer being made but can still be
found. We are testing a modern PWM electronic controller specifically
designed to run these special motor. They are able to do regen too. This
motor can push a stock steel bodied VW Ghia to 62 mph with 12 6 volt
batteries. It is a 72 volt system. It works perfect. Perfect for a nice fun
all electric buggy. Or Bug or Ghia.
[HD:720p] New!! Audi E-BIKE
READ ABOUT IT BELOW:
*One of the highlights on the Audi stand at the 2012 Wörthersee was the
bicycle technology concept known as the Audi e-bike Wörthersee - a sport
bike that does not fit into any of the usual categories. It is neither a
pedelec nor a conventional bike, but is best described as a high-end
pedelec made by Audi for sport, fun and tricks. The Audi e-bike Wörthersee
combines the Audi brand's principal competences - design, ultra, connect
and e-tron - and explores the limits of what is technically feasible in
terms of design, lightweight construction, networking and electric
This show bike is futuristic at the very first glance - a bike for tomorrow
and beyond. All its components, even the pedals, have been shaped by Audi's
designers, for instance the 26-inch wheels made from CFRP that weigh only
600 grams (1.32 lb) each and have innovative large-area blade-pattern
The Audi e-bike Wörthersee's ultra-light carbon-fiber frame weighs only
1,600 grams (3.53 lb). It makes use of bionic principles derived from
nature. Material reinforcements are needed only at the points where loads
actually occur. The swinging arm for the rear wheel is also made of CFRP.
All in all, the Audi e-bike Wörthersee represents the full extent of the
brand's expertise in ultra-lightweight design.
The rear wheel is driven by a chain. The electric motor is a permanent
magnet synchronous machine; it is located at the lowest point on the frame
and drives the bottom bracket shaft directly. Maximum torque at the rear
wheel is in the region of 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft). Peak output from the
electric motor is 2.3 kW - a new top value on the e-bike scene. The
complete bicycle weighs only 21 kg (46.30 lb), equivalent to a power-weight
ratio of 9 kg (19.84 lb) per kilowatt, or 7 kg (15.43 lb) per horsepower - another
The lithium-ion battery is housed in the frame; it weighs about 5 kg (11.02
lb) and operates at a voltage of 48 V. Its capacity is 530 Wh and it can be
fully recharged from a 230 V supply in two and a half hours. As an
alternative it can be easily detached from the bike and replaced by a
The rider of the Audi e-bike Wörthersee can choose between five programs;
these either support use of the pedals or permit electric-only travel.
In the 'Pure' mode the rider only propels the bike by means of the pedals.
In the 'Pedelec' mode the rider is assisted by the electric motor; a top
speed of up to 80 km/h (50 mph) can be reached and the action radius is
between 50 and 70 kilometers (31 and 44 miles). In the 'eGrip' program the
Audi e-bike Wörthersee can be ridden with the electric motor providing all
the necessary power; in this case at speeds up to 50 km/h (31 mph). The
rider controls the power output from the electric motor at a twistgrip and
can configure it at the on-board computer.
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