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Posted by vaughn on May 14, 2009, 1:26 am

That sounds like a Neighborhood Electrical Vehicle (NEV)  They are legal in
many states (including mine), usually restricted to low speed streets,
offered by several manufacturers, and seemingly rare as hen's teeth. Here is
a Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhood_electric_vehicle


Posted by Lord Gow333, Dirk Benedict's n on May 14, 2009, 2:45 am

There are a couple of GEM e2s around here, and I've seen a few SmartCars as
well. Makes the ol' minivan seem manly. :-)
I also have a DVD with a segment on a midwest farmer who electrified a Ford
Ranger (or maybe a Courier?) several years ago. He used 18 6V lead acid
batteries (with an extra 12V battery for accessories) and a forklift motor.
He says he makes frequent runs into town with it, a distance of 45 miles one
He also said that one of the biggest challenges is remembering that he has
an extra ton (or so) of weight when he gets to a stop sign.

"Keep it simple. If it takes a genius to understand it, it will never work."
- Clarence Leonard “Kelly” Johnson

Posted by Bob F on May 16, 2009, 1:52 am
 Lord Gow333, Dirk Benedict's newest fan! wrote:

Google electric car conversion and similar, and you'll find a bunch of
conversions, some with details of the process.

Posted by residualselfimage1999 on May 14, 2009, 4:46 pm
below is a video of a automated battery exchange station by a company
called Better Place [1]
It looks like a rather expensive solution to me. One cell goes bad and
you have to send the
entire pack to the maintenance shop... 9_9

Project Better Place
BEV Battery Switch Technology Demostration
May 13 2009



[1] http://www.betterplace.com/


Posted by Eeyore on May 16, 2009, 6:55 pm

residualselfimage1999@gmail.com wrote:


If you plan to use that 250 mi range, you'll need your own 3 phase supply to
recharge it !

I'll believe it when I see it.


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