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Old 10-08-2011, 12:01 PM   #1476 (permalink)
bennelson
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Location: Oconomowoc, WI, USA
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Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

The Wife's Car - Plug-in Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
90 day: 78.16 mpg (US)
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I really like the "Siamese Twin" concept as well.

Unfortunately, the Electro-Metor is a front-wheel drive car, with a transverse engine (ahem, now motor.)

The single 10" motor only fit in there after chopping the tail-shaft off.

I would love to do a siamese twin on a rear-wheel drive project! A while back, a bunch of us in the local EV group went to the junk yard to pull out forklift motors. We got 3 HUGE matching DC motors. TWO of them are now going into two different Ford Ranger pickup truck conversions.

I have my eye on the third one. I was originally thinking that TWO of those motors in one project could create some AMAZING acceleration!
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