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Old 08-26-2014, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My first electric vehicle

Its not much. Might need new batteries. I think it will be a cheap little electric vehicle project. Fix it up a little, up the volts, make it a little faster.
Saved it from the scrap yard, so it was really cheap.
Since I got it from the scrap yard it doesn't have a charger, so for now I pull batteries and charge them with a regular 12v charger.



This is like the ultra small scale test platform. I put no limit on this project, could up the voltage to 36 or 48 volts, change motor controller, swap the motor, relocate the motor, make more room for batteries.
I don't think I will go as far as going beyond lead acid technology.

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Old 08-26-2014, 01:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ha, we'll, it's something. I've been thinking seriously about an ev conversion here in New Mexico. What would you think about rounding up some interested people to put a car together? I should have enough funds for a project by December.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It wouldn't hurt to try. I was trying to build one back in 2010 but it would not have been feasible. I had an extended cab S-10 with a bad engine and I was building a parts list.
I sold the S-10 when I realized I would be operating on the edge of its range and the constant threat of no notice trips to afghanistand for up to 8 months would not have done its battery pack any favors. That coupled with working 50hr+ weeks when home I never would have had time to complete it anyways.
The situation has changed and I am considering build one again. But not until after I move back to texas.

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