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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

Vaughn



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
way!
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.

LG
--
"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
 FWIW...
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

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d

sources:
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/05/better-place/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/10/better-place-electric-car_n_165741=
.html


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


wrote:


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

residualselfimage1999@gmail.com wrote:


http://engineeringtv.com/blogs/etv/archive/2009/03/10/byd-e6-pure-electric-vehicle.aspx

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.

Graham


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