View Single Post
Old 09-09-2015, 01:31 PM   #57 (permalink)
Karmann Eclectric
jray3's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Graham, WA
Posts: 165

Odysseus - '00 Honda Odyssey

MR BEAN - '12 Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE

Karmann Eclectric - '71 VW Karmann Ghia Electric Conversion

BOB - '87 Ford 250 Lariat ext cab
Thanks: 9
Thanked 90 Times in 51 Posts
Hacking modern EVs like the Volt, LEAF, i-MIEV, etc.. is a big challenge. The vehicle software is a big unknown, and physical modifications can lead to unforeseen consequences. (Even changing brake lights out to LED has caused trouble codes. That being said, battery boost packs have been added to a few cars using aftermarket chargers. Inputting amps to the battery while the car is in motion is indistinguishable from driving downhill. Same for using a mechanical pusher trailer- the car just sees reduced or load or regen, and doesn't complain.
2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, 112 MPGe
2000 Honda Odyssey
1987 F250 Diesel, 6.9L IDI, goes on anything greasy
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt, 170 kW "Gone Postal" twin
1983 Mazda RX-7 electric, 48 kW car show cruiser
1971 VW Karmann Ghia electric, 300 kW tire-smoker
1965 VW Karmann Ghia cabriolet, 1600cc
Have driven over 100,000 all-electric miles!
  Reply With Quote